SUN SPOT REMOVAL
The sun is fun to play in, but it can also wreak havoc on your skin. The damaged cells from UV rays and environment die and congeal on the surface of the skin, causing dark spots known as sun spots, freckles and age spots. What used to be a permanent side effect of unprotected sun on your skin can now be quickly removed thanks to advances in skin care technology. Banish those dark, unsightly sun-spots in as little as 1 treatment.
While interventions for sun damage run a full gamut from topical creams to chemical skin peels and ablative laser treatments, The New Canvas specializes in providing the best sun damage and skin therapy treatments available through a “less is more” rejuvenation approach. Our treatment options can be customized to each individual’s needs to not just erase sun-spots, but reduce pore size, redness and irritation, tighten and plump the skin, minimize fine lines and wrinkles, even out tone and texture and even increase collagen production.
What Can I Expect?
After a thorough consultation, your Laser Technician will examine the area to be treated and go over any possible risks, side effects and contraindications depending on your skin type, product use and history. If it is determined that laser is not the best method to remove the sun damage, we will discuss other options available. In most cases, a test spot is performed during the consultation, and follow-up visit is scheduled to complete a full treatment. During the treatment, a specific KTP/532 wavelength is used to identify the target pigment and fragment the melanin cells. Immediately after treatment, the spot(s) will have a slight redness and edema, similar to a superficial burn wound. The treated areas will appear 2-4 shades darker for 3-14 days, then the melanin particles will peel or slough off, leaving you with youthful and rejuvenated skin.
This mild procedure can be completed in as little as 15 minutes! Topical numbing cream is available, but generally not required because a cryo-cooling system is used for comfort and reduction of thermal disturbance.
To ensure the longevity of your results and reduce the chance of developing new spots, regular microdermabrasion, mild enzyme peels and microneedling treatments can be added to remove dead surface layers of skin that accumulate over time. Couple that with our stem-cell cytokine products and a high-quality sunscreen, you’re sure to maintain the beautiful, youthful glow your Mamma gave you.