The sun is healing. There’s nothing like laying out by a pool and basking in the summer heat. A day spent at the beach brings a whole different kind of relaxation. But the sun is incredibly powerful with its most intense rays coming out from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The look of a golden tan is desirable for some, and it’s important to get enough vitamin D, but unfortunately, years of prolonged sun exposure don’t go unnoticed. Age spots are just one of the consequences of sun exposure and appear as small, dark spots usually found on the face, shoulders, arms, and hands. Although age spots usually aren’t harmful, many wish to treat them for cosmetic concerns.
Shantique Med Spa, located in Torrance, California, offers BroadBand Light (BBL™) and Halo Laser™ treatments to help banish age spots. Here’s how to erase years of sun damage and get radiant, even-toned skin again.
What causes age spots?
Age spots are caused by the overproduction of melanin, also known as skin pigment. The sun’s ultraviolet rays ramp up your body’s melanin production, which may become clumped in large amounts. Age spots are the result, symbolizing that your skin has received a great amount of sun exposure. They’re also your body’s way of protecting itself from further sun damage.
You may be at greater risk of developing sun spots if you:
- Have fair skin
- Have a past of sun exposure and/or damage
Age spots, unlike freckles, don’t fade with the absence of sun exposure. Laser treatments are one of the ways to diminish past sun damage and give you the beautiful, vibrant skin you’ve been looking for.
Halo Laser: Get younger and clearer skin
California’s consistent sunny days are to die for, but aren’t always the best for your skin. You might have noticed the direct result of this sun damage in the form of age spots, wrinkles, and skin laxity.
Halo Laser is a cutting-edge technology, making it the first hybrid fractional laser treatment. By combining ablative fractional resurfacing and non-ablative laser technology, Halo Laser targets your subdermal skin layer to give you the most dramatic results with little downtime. The treatment works by vaporizing old skin tissue and stimulating collagen to reveal dewy, glowing skin like never before.
The Halo Laser treatment comes with a built-in cooling system so you can stay comfortable during your treatment. One of the best parts about the Halo technology is that it allows your skin to heal faster between treatments — you can even safely wear make-up 24 hours after your treatment.
While most non-hybrid laser treatments require 5-6 treatments, the Halo Laser provides beautiful results in just 1-2 treatments.
BBL: Say goodbye to imperfections
Do you have age spots, hyperpigmentation, and acne scars? BBL laser treatments use specialized broadband light to erase sun damage while addressing skin imperfections.
By administering intense pulsed light into your skin’s dermis, the laser breaks apart dark spots and scar tissue. The treatment produces a safe, controlled trauma to your skin which encourages cellular turnover, giving you the healthiest skin possible. BBL tones and tightens your skin while erasing age spots, redness, and scars. The result is younger-looking skin and an even-toned complexion.
BBL is a non-invasive treatment that requires little downtime. The number of BBL treatments you’ll need is different for each person and depends on the extent of your sun damage.
The best way to find out if Halo Laser or BBL is right for you is by scheduling a consultation with us. Call 310-530-7244 or book online.