What is Age Spot Treatment?
If you've spent a lot of time in the sun, your skin has likely accumulated a few dark patches known as age spots. The experienced team at Sereno Santé is able to reduce the appearance of these spots by making use of an advanced device known as Glacial RX. This technology allows us to restore the confidence of our patients who have noticed these brown patches appearing on their skin. Usually caused by aging and/or sun damage, these spots can occur almost anywhere, though they frequently appear on the hands and face. Schedule a consultation today to meet with Dr. Maia Chakerian and discuss the incredible results of this treatment.
What are the benefits of age spot treatments?
Glacial RX treatments have several great benefits besides reducing the appearance of embarrassing brown spots caused by age or sun damage. These benefits include:
- Comfortable, pain-free procedure
- No downtime
- Quick results (as little as 1 – 2 weeks)
- Safe for almost anyone at any age
Is Age Spot Treatment Right for Me?
Though this procedure is considered to be ideal for almost anyone with the presence of age spots on their skin, there are a few caveats. For example, this treatment typically does not work well for patients who have a potential risk of keloid scars or who take certain medications. Typically, good candidates for cryotherapy age spot removal:
- Maintain good, overall health to assist with the healing process
- Experience red and brown spots on the face, hands, chest, or legs
- Possess broken capillaries
- Have unwanted freckles
How is Age Spot Treatment Performed?
Before the treatment begins, we will ask patients to lie back comfortably on one of our treatment chairs. At this point, one of our team members will begin to cleanse the targeted area in order to remove any lotion, oil, and dirt that may exist. Then, we will apply cold plates to the age spots for about 15 – 20 seconds. As the procedure is considered to be comfortable, no anesthetic or numbing agents will be necessary. Once the cold plates have cooled the skin, we will begin to slowly glide the Glacial RX device over the targeted area. The cold temperature will safely damage the skin cells in the area, eliminating the pigmentation and stimulating the natural production of collagen in the skin. Unlike other devices, Glacial RX utilizes a process known as Cryomodulation™, which takes advantage of intense cold to suppress the production of melanin — the primary cause of age spots. As an added bonus, this cooling can increase the comfort level of the procedure, as well as reduce the levels of redness and/or inflammation. Afterward, we will apply serums specifically designed for this procedure, which provide protective antioxidants and brightening agents meant to protect your skin.
What Results Can I Expect from Age Spot Treatment?
Due to the noninvasive nature of the procedure, patients are free to return home at the immediate conclusion of the treatment. However, before they leave, we will provide them with a post-procedure care kit a few detailed aftercare instructions. Though there are not a lot of things to keep in mind, it is important to avoid excessive sun exposure for about 24 hours after the treatment. If patients do go outside, they should use sunscreen with a high SPF to protect their skin. Some individuals may notice some slight redness around the treatment area, though this is totally normal and should subside in only a few hours. About 1 – 2 weeks after the treatment, patients will begin to see a significant improvement in the appearance of the skin.
Age Spot Treatment FAQ
Is Glacial RX age spot treatment safe?
Yes, it is. The Glacial RX treatment platform has been subjected to more than 600 clinical studies without any reported adverse events.
Do Glacial RX age spot treatments hurt?
No, they don’t. Many patients have reported that Glacial RX treatments are relaxing and refreshing.
How soon do you see results after a Glacial RX treatment?
Most patients will begin to see noticeable results in about 1 – 2 months, with some seeing results even sooner.
Can Glacial RX be used everywhere on the body?
Yes, it can. Glacial RX can be used to treat age spots and skin discoloration anywhere on the body.
No More Brown Spots
Age spots can often be a primary point of insecurity in many men and women. Glacial RX allows the talented team at Sereno Santé to alleviate those concerns for our patients in the Bay Area. Contact us today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Maia Chakerian regarding age spot treatment or any of our other advanced procedures.