Beautiful skin without age spots!

An even complexion, uniformly bright, radiant skin is what we all want as we get older – especially on the hands, face and décolleté.

Unfortunately, sun exposure, predisposition and increasing age lead to changes in the skin and skin structure. The result: dark, brown spots on the back of the hand, on the neck or even on the entire upper body, so-called sun or age spots.

If you want to get rid of them, a simple laser treatment can help.

Method

How does the removal of age spots or sunspots work?

The positive side effect of this therapy is collagen stimulation, so that the skin also looks even and radiant afterwards. In some cases, a second treatment is necessary, using stronger energy or a second device, the PicoPlus® laser, to remove any remaining discoloration in a very targeted manner.

A few brownish spots may remain on the skin even after treatment, as these are not age or sun spots, but incipient seborrhoeic keratoses (i.e. age warts). If they are to be removed, they must be ablated with a CO2 laser.

After the treatment, every patient at our practice in Rapperswil-Jona on Lake Zurich receives a cooling face mask. A regenerating and soothing skin gel for rapid skin recovery is also dispensed. This should be applied every evening for the next 10 to 14 days after treatment. We recommend intensive sun protection during the day.

The positive side effect of this therapy is collagen stimulation, so that the skin also looks even and radiant afterwards. In some cases, a second treatment is necessary, using stronger energy or a second device, the PicoPlus® laser, to remove any remaining discoloration in a very targeted manner.

A few brownish spots may remain on the skin even after treatment, as these are not age or sun spots, but incipient seborrhoeic keratoses (i.e. age warts). If they are to be removed, they must be ablated with a CO2 laser.

After the treatment, every patient at our practice in Rapperswil-Jona on Lake Zurich receives a cooling face mask. A regenerating and soothing skin gel for rapid skin recovery is also dispensed. This should be applied every evening for the next 10 to 14 days after treatment. We recommend intensive sun protection during the day.

Get rid of the stains!

What do I need to consider during laser treatment?

Treatment to remove brown spots and dark spots on the skin using a laser device can only be carried out if the affected areas of the face are not tanned. After treatment, direct exposure to the sun should be avoided at all costs for three to four weeks. Treatment in the fall or winter months is therefore recommended. Daily skin care with a high sun protection factor (50 SF) is also always advisable, regardless of skin type.

  • Hands
  • Back of the hand
  • Poor
  • Forearms
  • Face
  • Forehead
  • Cheeks
  • Nose
  • Chin
  • Neck
  • Neckline
  • Legs
  • Lower leg
  • Arch support

Causes

How do unsightly dark spots appear on the skin?

Age spots, also known as “sun spots” or “senile lentigines”, are dark spots on the skin, especially on the back of the hands or face, which often appear with age. They are caused by an accumulation of melanin, the pigment that gives the skin its color. The main reason why people develop age spots in the course of their lives is too much sun without sun protection.

It is important to note that age spots are usually harmless, but they are often perceived as cosmetically disturbing. The best before and after care is to always use sunscreen with a high sun protection factor or textile sun protection and to limit exposure to the sun. This can either reduce the number and severity of age spots or prevent them from reappearing on the skin after treatment with laser therapy for sun spots.

  • Sun and UV radiation:

    The main cause of age spots is too long and too frequent exposure to the sun. The sun’s UV rays accelerate the production of melanin in the skin as a protective mechanism. This leads to an accumulation of melanin in certain areas, which in turn can lead to age spots.

  • aging process:

    With increasing age, the structure of the skin changes, which in turn can promote the formation of age spots. The skin becomes thinner, loses elasticity and may show pigment changes. This completely normal skin ageing process can be visually alleviated and the age spots removed.

  • Predisposition, i.e. a genetic disposition:

    If you have age spots in your family, parents or grandparents, there is a high probability that you will develop them yourself.

  • Hormonal changes:

    Fluctuations in hormone levels, which can occur during pregnancy or as a result of hormonal therapies, can also promote the development of age spots.

Experience

What results can be achieved with laser therapy against age and sun spots?

We can treat senile lentigines – so-called sun or age spots – excellently, quickly and easily with our ultra-modern laser from Nordlys. Many people find dark spots on light skin or brown spots – whether on their hands or other visible areas – annoying and unsightly or even a sign of increasing age, even though they feel and want to feel much younger. A consistently homogeneous skin texture and an even complexion, on the other hand, are perceived as beautiful, young and attractive. We are happy to help here and to the complete satisfaction of our patients.

Dr. Susanne Kristof, SK AESTHETICS Rapperswil-Jona

Advantages

  • Fast treatment
  • resounding success
  • No downtime
  • Tried and tested over many years
  • even skin
  • Flawless complexion
  • radiant appearance
  • younger appearance
  • No scars
  • often only a max. two treatment units
  • Several areas of skin can be treated simultaneously
  • even skin color
  • High patient satisfaction
  • socially acceptable immediately after treatment
  • No restrictions on work or sport

Risks

What are the risks or side effects?

Many people find laser therapy with the flash lamp unpleasant, sometimes painful. The speed with which we carry out the treatment, on the other hand, helps many people overcome this, as does the success.

The skin must not be tanned for the treatment and the face must not be exposed to direct sunlight for several days to weeks afterwards.

Particularly sensitive skin types may experience swelling, but this usually subsides quickly.

Immediately after the treatment, the skin may be slightly reddened and the spots are usually much darker than before for a short time, but this again serves to monitor the success of the treatment. The destroyed pigment is subsequently broken down. The final treatment result can then be seen after an average of ten days.

Make-up and make-up of any kind as well as skin care products can be used and applied immediately after the treatment has been completed. This is because the skin surface remains intact during the laser treatment, which targets the pigments in deep layers of the skin.

My advice

Not only wrinkles and loss of volume, but also an irregular, heavily pigmented complexion with many spots makes our skin appear older and less beautiful.

We can take targeted and highly effective action against this. The result is usually excellent. However, it is important to ensure that the skin is not tanned on the day of treatment and that sun protection is taken seriously afterwards.

FAQs – Frequently asked questions

Good sun protection should be on the agenda anyway. This must be taken particularly seriously after laser treatment. I recommend applying SPF 50 daily in the morning for at least 3 weeks. You should also avoid the sun-intensive midday hours and expose yourself to the sun as little as possible.

The summer months – i.e. June to the end of September – are rather unsuitable, as the skin must not be tanned during the treatment and you have to avoid the sun for a few weeks afterwards.

The treatment of sun or age spots can be unpleasant or even painful, depending on the individual’s perception of pain. A cooling gel before the treatment and a cooling mask afterwards alleviate these side effects. In addition, treatment of the face, for example, only takes a few minutes.

This can either be the so-called white spot disease (vitiligo), but much more common is chronic sun damage to the skin, the so-called hypomelanosis guttata ideopatica. Unfortunately, these light spots cannot be treated.

Prices

Age spotsfrom CHF 150.00
Full Face CHF 550.00