Age spots are dark patches that develop on the skin and are caused by hyperpigmentation. This is a condition that causes production of too much pigment (melanin) on localized areas of the skin. The spots are caused by excessive exposure to the sun. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun causes melanocytes in the cells to produce melanin. Age spots pose no danger to a person’s health since they are not pre-cancerous. There are several methods that are used to remove age spots and they depend on the individual.
One of the methods used to remove age spots is laser treatment. It is a fairly new method of dealing with age spots and was received with much excitement. The method has many other applications such as treating scars, acne, wrinkles, and fine lines. There are several advantages and disadvantages of this technology as shall be discussed below.
Quick to show results
Laser age spot removal can start showing positive results in only a matter of weeks. Other methods take several months to show any signs of improvement. The dark spots start disappearing after only a few sessions. It is therefore ideal for a person who is in a hurry to get rid of age spots.
There are many beauty products that are said to remove age spots in the cosmetic industry. Unfortunately, most of these products are not effective and the effective ones are very slow acting. Laser age spot removal is a guaranteed treatment to give results regardless of the nature of the age spots.
When a person goes for laser age spot removal, he/she is placed under the care of a professional doctor. This means that the patient benefits from the surveillance of a knowledgeable person that knows what to do depending on how the treatment is progressing. This is not the case for home treatment remedies and using cosmetic creams to treat the situation.
The price of laser age spot removal is beyond the reach of an average to low-income person. This makes the treatment slightly unpopular since many people want it but cannot afford it. The cost of the treatment is made higher by the fact that there must be provision of pre-treatment and post-treatment observation.
People are naturally scared of side effects that may come as a result of a drug or treatment procedure. Laser age spot removal may cause inflammation, swelling, and also poses a risk of infection. A person therefore has to consider whether he/she is ready for the consequences of the treatment.