Dark Spot Removal Options
Dark spots have begun appearing on your face, back and arms. You've tried cosmetic cover-ups and skin care products which promise to lighten them, but still, there they are. At CareLifeStyle Medical Aesthetics in Fairfax, VA, Dr. Fatima Aziz, Dr. Syed Ashraf, and Glenda Thomas, NP remove areas of hyperpigmentation with the advanced Excel V laser. Learn more about this quick, easy and effective way to clear those stubborn dark spots.
Where do dark spots come from?
Most areas of hyperpigmentation come from a combination of sun exposure, the aging process and heredity. Depending on their location, size and number, people feel embarrassed about them and do whatever they can to disguise them.
Now there's a great way to eliminate them for good. CareLifeStyle Medical Aesthetics uses state-of-the-art laser therapy to effectively kill hyperpigmented cells, allowing them to slough off with no lengthy downtime, long, painful treatments, bandaging or scarring. The Excel V Laser is FDA-approved, and in the hands our clinicians, it is safe and effective.
How laser removal works
After examining your skin and determining that laser therapy is right for you, you'll sit comfortably in a treatment chair. The doctor will target each spot with a focused beam of light. You may feel a sensation resembling a rubber band being snapped on your skin. The special Sapphire cooling system adds a large measure of comfort to the process.
After the treatment, you simply leave the office and resume your normal activities. The spots disappear over the ensuing few days. The doctor advises limited sun exposure and diligent application of sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher). To help prevent regrowth follow these tips:
- No excessive tanning
- Avoiding the sun during peak hours of 10 am and 4 pm
- Applying sunscreen liberally and re-applying after swimming or sweating
Laser therapy also works for rosacea (a benign skin condition which causes areas of red, raised bumps on the face) and broken blood vessels. Patients of every skin color can take advantage of this marvelous service.
Dark spots don't go away by themselves. Enjoy the benefits of modern medical aesthetics. See if laser therapy is your best option. Call CareLifeStyle Medical Aesthetics in Fairfax, VA at (703) 854-1298 for a consultation.