Sun spots, age spots, “liver” spots – these are names for the small brown spots that sometimes appear on your face and hands, caused by photodamage, or sun exposure. These solar lentigenes can emerge at any age and on any skin type, although people with light skin are most susceptible. Over time, the spots can darken or even grow to become unsightly ‘splotches.’
The best prevention, of course, is daily sunscreen. For those who haven’t been careful in the sun, lasers can help restore even skin tone.
The PhotoAcoustic energy of the MedLite C6 or RevLite safely targets the individual spots, gently breaking the pigment into tiny particles. You’ll notice the spot turning gray or white for a few minutes, a natural response of the skin as it absorbs the energy. The spot will then turn darker and sloughs off completely within one to two weeks. At this point, lighter skin starts to blend in as it heals, promoting an even toned appearance.
The MedLite C6 and RevLite can also be used to treat deeper pigment problems, including melasma. Often called the ‘mask of pregnancy,’ melasma appears as a dark ‘stain’ on the skin and can be triggered by hormonal changes.