Does Laser Treatment on Facial Age Spots Leave Scars?
- Asked by vernalee in Yakima, WA
- 2 years ago
When properly done laser should not leave scars
When performed by a properly trained professional and with appropriate settings, laser treatment should not leave scars
Laser Treatment Should Not Leave Scars
When performed by an experienced, board-certified dermatologist, laser treatment for age spots should effectively minimize the appearance of age spots and leave no scars. Be sure to seek treatment from a laser expert to ensure the best result.
Web reference: http://www.gbkderm.com/procedures/lasers
Laser Treatment for Facial/Age spots and scars
The idea of having the Facial age spots treated is to remove the dark spots and return the skin to the condition before the sun damage. PLEASE seek out a board certified dermatologist to treat the sun spots who has years of experience with lasers and cosmetic dermatology. This is an art and a science and you need to find someone who knows both. I love the Fraxel Dual laser for the pigmentation that you are describing. It is an elegant treatment with little down time. Please let me know how your treatment goes.
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Laser removal of age spots should not leave scars.
Laser removal of age spots should be safe and effective if done by a well trained healthcare professional. A series of treatments may be needed.
No scars with laser treatment - under the right conditions
Age spots respond well to laser treatment.
You need the right physician, the right diagnosis, the right laser, and the right patient. Even the time of year can play a role.
Having said that, it would be extremely rare to see any sighn of scar.
Laser Treatment on Facial Age Spots
When performed by an experienced and expert physician on an appropriate patient, laser treatments for age spots should not leave scars.
Scars After Laser Treatment For Age Spots
While laser treatment is ideal for addressing age spots, there is the potential for scarring to occur.
Laser energy is readily absorbed by melanin in the skin.
So it is important for your physician to choose a laser system that uses a wavelength that will be absorbed by the age spots without affecting the melanin in the surrounding areas.
The risk of overheating and subsequent scarring can potentially occur in patients with darker skin tones.
Fraxel Dual uses the 1550nm and 1927nm wavelengths which are not easily absorbed by melanin outside the treatment area. It is safe for patients of all skin colors.
As with any procedure, however, successful outcomes really depend on the skill and experience of the physician.
Laser Treatment for Facial Age Spots
As mentioned by another physician, laser treatment of facial age spots should not leave permanent scars if done properly with the correct laser and correct settings by a board-certified dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon. There are several different lasers that can improve facial age spots, the choice of which typically depends on the problem and/or areas being targeted, the skin type of the individual and the amount of downtime an individual is willing or able to tolerate. Chemical peeling can also greatly improve facial age spots and is an excellent modality. Good luck!
Web reference: http://www.barnettdermatology.com/conditions.php?id=34
I like IPL for the removal of the melanin in age spots and this does not leave permanent scarring. You should be aware that it is important to be seen by a trained doctor to make sure none on the lesions are suspicious. IPL will need to be repeated every 6 months to a year. The benefit of seeing a plastic surgeon for this is that if the lesions need to be removed, we are very good at hiding and minimizing scars.
Laser treatment of age spots is safe.
Laser treatment of age spots should not leave scars when peformed by an experienced, properly trained cosmetic physician.
Occasionly, a patient my experience a post-laser response known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation; which is a temporary darkening of a treated area that can be mistaken as a scar by patients. This response is temporary and fades over time with sun protection and a prescription fading cream.