Sun Spots Removal in Toronto

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Sun Spots Removal in Toronto
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What Are Sunspots?

Sunspots – also called age spots, liver spots, or solar lentigines- are small flat discolorations that appear on any part of your body, especially the parts that are more exposed to the sun. They are harmless, but they reduce our esthetics. On the brighter side, there are effective, minimally invasive procedures that can be performed to remove sunspots and restore appealing looks.

Causes of Sunspots

Just as the name suggests, sunspots are a result of prolonged exposure to the sun or tanning beds (UVA and UVB light). When exposed to the UV radiation, overactive pigment cells are triggered to produce melanin in high concentrations. With time, the melanin becomes clumped up, forming dark/brown spots on the exposed parts of the skin.

Note that spots on your skin can also form as a result of underlying conditions, such as melanoma, a serious type of skin cancer. See a cosmetologist immediately if you have a spot that:

  • Is quickly increasing in size
  • Has a weird combination of colours
  • Has a crooked border
  • Is itchy, red, or bleeding
  • Has very dark pigmentation

Risk factors

Certain factors increase the likelihood of developing sunspots. These include:

  • Genetic predisposition to freckles
  • Light skin and red hair
  • Frequent and intense sun exposure or tanning
  • Age (persons of 40yrs and above are more prone)

Sunspots Treatment Methods

At Lumiskins, we provide advanced and effective procedures for treating sunspots. Our methods are devised to work on any skin type or colour of sunspots (dark or any shade of brown) without causing harm to the surrounding skin tissue. Before recommending any treatment procedures, our cosmetologist thoroughly examines your spots to ensure that they’re just sunspots and not any potentially dangerous dark marks.
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Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Therapy

Sunspots are accumulated melanin in small clumps. Intense pulse light therapy utilizes high-intensity pulses of light to destroy the accumulated melanin, which eliminates the dark spots. This treatment also stimulates the production of collagen, which repairs the skin for a smoother and fresher look. One IPL session is not enough to acquire the desired results, which means that you’ll have to undergo several treatment sessions. Each IPL session takes an average of thirty minutes, depending on the area being treated.

Laser Therapy

Laser therapy, just like IPL targets and destroys the accumulated melanin without causing damage to the skin surface. However, lasers utilize specific wavelengths of light to destroy the sunspots. When laser light is focused on the sunspots, the melanin pigment absorbs the light, which in turn heats up and destroys the cells. Laser therapy also triggers the rejuvenation of healthier skin cells for overall skin improvement. Laser therapy is the ultimate choice for deeply pigmented dark spots. Several sessions are required for an ideal outcome.

Benefits of Sunspots Removal

Although, as stated earlier, sunspots do not pose any health risk, removing them has some benefits.

  • Enhances esthetics
  • Increases self-esteem and confidence
  • The treatments used also trigger the production of collagen for healthier and evenly toned skin
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Sun Spots Removal
Frequently Asked Questions

The cost of sunspot removal treatment is dependant on several factors. These include:

  • The size of the treatment area
  • The number of sessions required to achieve desired results
  • The type of treatment used (IPL or Laser therapy

By visiting our clinic for a thorough checkup, we’ll be able to tell you the exact cost or estimate of your sunspots removal procedure. Book an appointment today and get to learn about our special offers.

Whether you’re undergoing laser or IPL treatment, you require more than a single session to achieve desired results. The number of sessions required differs depending on the size of the treatment area and the intensity of the sunspots, among other factors. However, on average, it takes about three treatment sessions to eliminate sunspots.

Laser and IPL treatments destroy sunspots through heat. This may sting, especially on sensitive parts of the skin. To keep our clients comfortable through the treatment sessions, we apply a topical numbing gel on the treatment areas.

The sunspots removal treatments utilized at Lumiskins are minimally invasive, which reduces the possibility of major side effects. However, one might experience the following minor side effects:

  • Redness of skin
  • Slight swelling
  • Skin irritation

These symptoms subside after a few hours or a few days, and they do not affect your ability to perform daily activities. You can place an ice pack or take over-the-counter painkillers to help with the symptoms.

After undergoing sunspots removal treatment, it might take up to 3 weeks to achieve noticeable results. The reason why it takes three weeks is the fact that laser therapy and IPL rely on the body’s natural healing process to eliminate sunspots.

The sunspots removal treatments (IPL and laser therapy) work by destroying melanocyte cells (responsible for dark spots) and stimulating the rejuvenation of new cells for smoother and healthier skin. Both IPL and laser therapy emit intense light that is absorbed and converted to heat by the melanin pigment, leading to their destruction and elimination.

To learn more about how the sunspots removal treatments work, contact us today.

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