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Brown Spots

Treatment of age spots in Paris

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Treatment of age spots

Brown spots, also called pigment spots, liver spots, age spots or lentigo are dark patches that appear with age and correspond to a build up of melanin on areas of the skin exposed to the sun (face, décolleté, hands and arms). Some people consider these patches on the skin unsightly, and in this case, laser treatment is suitable.

Recommendations before the Laser session to treat age spots

As for all laser treatments, you should avoid being tanned (naturally or sunbed), avoid self-tanning lotions, medication that causes sensitivity to light or the sun, and the application of any other products (make-up, creams) on the areas to be treated.
A local anaesthetic such as EMLA cream can be applied 1 hour before the procedure.

How an age spot laser treatment session takes place

  • At the aesthetic medicine clinic.
  • Detailed medical examination of the skin to be treated.
  • Eliminate differential diagnostics requiring a skin biopsy or complete exeresis of the lesion with an anatomo-pathological analysis and contraindicating a laser treatment.
  • Protect the eyes from the laser with special glasses.
  • Using the Laser hand piece, pulses of light are applied to the pigment spots on the face, décolleté or the hands. A slight discomfort is felt at the moment of impact but does not last.
  • Immediate lightening is observed followed by small red dots (purpura) which are temporary.
  • On the second day, small crusts appear, which disappear after 8 to 10 days, leaving pink skin, to which the pigment gradually returns.
  • A total of 1 to 3 sessions will be necessary.
  • The result is not guaranteed to be final, as other spots may appear.

Recommendations after the laser session

Avoid pulling off the crusts to allow the skin to heal properly.
Avoid exposure to the sun or UV rays.
In any case, it is advisable to apply 50+ sun protection on the areas treated.
The application of a healing and moisturising cream is advisable for a few days.

Side effects of the Laser treatment

  • Hypopigmentation
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Scarring
  • No results

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