Age Spots


Age spots, brown spots, and uneven pigmentation begin to tarnish our beautiful complexion after 30. In addition, the appearance of natural, age-related red spots is often exacerbated by frequent sun exposure. This is awful news for those of us who enjoy hiking and spending a lot of time outdoors. Thankfully, amazing skin doesn’t always require a lifestyle change. Illuminate Plastic Surgery is happy to provide the wonderful residents of Palo Alto with a range of brown spots and hyperpigmentation treatment options.

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Problems With Age Spots?

Age spots and other similar pigmentation issues are caused by overactive cells. The appearance of age spots, melasma, and sun damage on the face is in equal parts attributed to the “clumping” of melanin and ultraviolet (UV) light exposure. Despite knowing the cause of these spots, their appearance is often unpredictable. Some age spots develop very slowly, while others can appear without warning. Their unpredictable nature, unfortunately, means that we can’t control their onset. However, these spots can be treated once they appear.

Treatment Options for Your Skin

  • CoolPeel – CoolPeel is a special laser skin peel procedure that cools the skin as it reduces the appearance of fine lines, age spots, acne scarring, and pore size. Long term, CoolPeel can effectively improve skin texture without downtime.
  • HydraFacial© – This treatment option uses super serums rich with natural, nourishing ingredients to promote skin rejuvenation. HydraFacials work by first cleansing your skin through gentle exfoliation, then removing debris from clogged pores, and finally saturating your skin in antioxidants to maximize your natural glow.
  • Fractional Laser Resurfacing – This laser uses a technology known as fractional resurfacing to deeply penetrate the top layer of skin without damaging it. This penetration allows for effective acne scar treatment and overall skin rejuvenation.
  • Photorejuvenation – Photorejuvenation IPL delivers light energy to the skin, treating age spots and sun damage. This energy is selectively absorbed into the skin by the unwanted pigment and then cleared away by the body.
  • PicoSure® – The PicoSure® laser rapidly delivers pressure to even out acne scarring, age spots, and other signs of hyperpigmentation. This powerful laser is also an excellent choice for tattoo removal.
  • Smartskin+ CO2 – Smartskin+ is the most advanced, fully customizable micro-ablative laser skin resurfacing treatment available, providing powerful and effective acne scar, age spots, and sun damage reduction without downtime.
  • Microdermabrasion – Microdermabrasion treatment for age spots involves a mild abrasion followed by vacuum suction to remove dead skin cells. The result of this process is the emergence of new, softer surface skin.

Age Spot Treatment Results

Results of our age spot reduction treatments are dependent on your specific needs and chosen treatment option. Most of the procedures we provide for this concern are non-invasive and result in little to no downtime. Our dedicated team always aims to do everything possible to minimize discomfort, both during and post-treatment. For specific information, we encourage you to visit our respective treatment pages or contact us directly.

Age Spot Treatments in Palo Alto, California

Living with age spots and other skin concerns can be awfully discouraging. Illuminate Plastic Surgery is dedicated to providing the Palo Alto community with effective treatment options to combat these pesky signs of aging. Make an appointment to discuss our age spot treatment options today by calling 650.433.8621 or submitting your information via the form below.

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