AGE SPOT REMOVAL
When to consider Age Spot Removal
LOCATED IN BEACHWOOD | SERVING CLEVELAND AND NORTHEAST OHIO
Age spots can occur anywhere on the body but are most common on the face and hands. They appear as flat, uneven, dark patches on the face, neck, chest, hands, arms, and other areas regularly exposed to the sun, likely worsening as we age.
How It Helps
A mottled skin tone is an immediately recognizable indicator of aging or neglected skin. Age spot removal corrects a blotchy and uneven skin tone, creating a more uniform and youthful appearance.
What to expect before age spot removal
Double-board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Diana Ponsky and her highly skilled clinical staff will begin your consultation by asking about your goals and expectations. Then, they will discuss any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors. After examining, photographing, and analyzing your face, they will discuss potential options, a recommended course of treatment, and outcomes, risks, or potential complications.
What to expect during age spot removal
Lasers and chemical peels are standard methods to remove age spots. These treatments target the melanin in the spots, causing a tiny thermal injury to the unwanted pigment. The healing process is stimulated, and the dark pigment begins to fade. Spots can be treated in the office setting with minimal discomfort. Lasers and chemical peels are suitable and appropriate for people of most skin types. Still, personalized recommendations should be considered based on skin tone to reach optimal results when removing age spots.
What to expect after age spot removal
Recovery after age spot removal is localized to the area affected by the age spots. Immediately after your personalized procedure, the skin may be covered with petroleum jelly or other protective moisturizer. About seven to ten days after your skin resurfacing procedure, the top layer of skin will have healed, and camouflage makeup can be applied to conceal redness. The treated areas may remain pink for several weeks until the healing process is complete and the final result is achieved.