Best Laser Treatment to Get Ris of Age Spots on Face, Chest and Arms?

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Best Laser Treatment to Get Ris of Age Spots on Face, Chest and Arms?

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There are many different options to treat the sun spots, as well as many different lasers. I use both The IPL (intense pulse light) as well as a fractionated non-ablative erbium laser. But are used with great results according to the skin type, area and type of age spots.

It really depends on the doctor and his experience with treating the sun spots!!! The settings are important to get good results. It may take a few treatments at times or disappear after the first session!

Good Luck!

Intense Pulsed Light is the best overall laser for age spots

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There are many lasers to choose from to remove sun spots on the face and body but one of the best in my opinion is the intense pulsed light procedure because of the lack of discomfort, the speed and the cost. It can be done economically and quickly and only take 1-2 treatments in most cases.

There are many other lasers to choose from such as fractionated lasers like the Fraxel, Pixel, DOT etcetera, and CO2 lasers but they all have other negatives such as downtime or the need for more treatments or cost. And the are likely to have more possible side effects. Good Luck!

Nicolette Picerno, MD
Denver Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Best Laser for Sun Spots Removal?

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Hi 7023.  The best laser - bar none - for sun spot removal is the q-switched Nd:Yg laser.  This is the same laser used for tattoo removal and because of this is powerful enough to effect permanent removal of age spots.  

While there are other machines that are used for age spot removal, Fraxel, CO2 and IPL, even if we owned all of them, we would never use anything except a q-switched laser to treat sun damage.  Good luck.

Harold J. Kaplan, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

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