How can age spots or pigmentation be treated?

There are a variety of laser options that can be used to treat age spots or pigmentation depending on the patient’s condition and skin type. The most effective and popular lasers we use to treat pigmentation and age spots include:

Age Spot Removal FAQs

Does lasering age spots work?

Yes, laser treatment can be an effective way to reduce the appearance of age spots (also known as sun spots or liver spots). Here's how it works:

  • The laser targets the concentrated melanin (pigment) within the age spot.
  • The laser energy breaks down the melanin, causing the spot to lighten or disappear.

The number of treatments needed will vary depending on the severity of your age spots and your desired results and It's important to consult with experienced professionals to determine the best treatment plan for your specific skin concerns.

How long does it take for age spots to fade after a laser?

The time it takes for age spots to fade after a laser treatment can vary depending on several factors, including the type of laser used, the size and depth of the age spots, and individual skin type and healing processes.  In general, you may start to see some improvements in the appearance of age spots within a few weeks after the treatment. However, it can take anywhere from 3 to 6 months to see the full lightening effect of the laser treatment. In some cases, multiple sessions may be recommended for optimal results.

Our experienced professionals will provide you with a customised treatment plan and timeline based on your individual skin type and the severity of your age spots

When will I see results?

Patients often see results immediately after treatment, but they may see more improvements once the potential side effects have subsided. Redness and peeling can occur, but patients can continue to go about their daily lives with no significant changes. The full outcome of the treatment many not be apparent for upto 3-5 months after treatment as the skin continues to heal itself.

Can sunspots be removed by laser?

Absolutely ! Laser treatment is an effective option for removing sunspots, also known as solar lentigines.

Laser treatment targets the pigmented cells in the sunspots, breaking them down so that they can be naturally eliminated by the body. This process can lead to a significant reduction in the appearance of sunspots, resulting in clearer and more even-toned skin. 

It's important to schedule a consultation with our experienced professionals to determine the best course of treatment for your specific skin concerns and the optimal results you are looking to achieve.

Are there any side effects of age spot laser removal?

Laser treatment for age spots is generally well-tolerated, there are some potential side effects to be aware of. These can include:

  • Temporary redness 
  • Swelling, or 
  • Crusting and flaking
  • Temporary Darkening 

It's important to follow post-treatment care instructions provided by our professionals to minimise the risk of side effects and promote optimal healing.

How many laser sessions do you need for age spot removal?

The number of laser sessions needed for age spot removal can vary depending on the size, depth, and darkness of the age spots, as well as individual skin characteristics. 

In general, you can expect to need anywhere from  3-5 laser sessions to achieve significant lightening or removal of your age spots. Most patients typically undergo a series of laser sessions spaced a few weeks apart to effectively target and reduce age spots. 

However, the exact number of sessions required will be determined during your consultation with our experienced professionals, where a customised treatment plan will be tailored to address your specific skin concerns and goals.

Do laser treatments for ape spot removal hurt?

During the procedure, each laser shot is accompanied by a cool air blast that keep the area soothed and comfortable during treatment. Most patients describe the feeling of the laser as a minor rubber band snap. For more sensitive patients however, a numbing gel may be applied as a topical anaesthetic to further reduce pain.

We also specialise in laser tattoo removal, anti-wrinkle and acne treatment, stretch mark removal and more. Book your free consultation online or call us directly on 07 3092 1378.