Seborrheic Keratosis (Age Spots) is a harmless warty spot that appears during adult life as a common sign of sking aging.
Not all pigmentation presents the same and therefore should not all be treated in the same manner. It is not easy for the untrained eye to differentiate between freckles, solar lentigines (sun spots), moles (nevi), melasma and seborrheic keratosis (benign skin lesions). Most people don’t even know what all those terms mean, let alone how to treat them. It is for this reason that off the shelf products are ill-equipped to effectively treat all pigmentation yet they promise to brighten the skin. IPL’s are a wonderful way to treat more superficial pigmentation such as freckling and solar lentigines, however, it does not treat seborrheic keratosis or melasma. Furthermore, the heat generated within the skin during an IPL can interact with deeper dermal pigmentation such as melasma, and with subsequent treatments, leaves the customer at risk to exacerbate the existing condition.
At Smooth, we select methods to treat each individual pigmentation concern while respecting surrounding tissue interaction.
This condition is very common, affecting roughly 95% of the population in some area of the body. Although the condition looks like sunspots, the pigment is actually an overgrowth of superficial epidermal cells. Due to its superficial characteristics, IPL and other lasers travel deeper than where the growth sits, leaving the lesion completely untouched. Fotona’s ErYag has the ability to “cut” the lesion one microscopic layer at a time, allowing your treatment provider to successfully eliminate all of the layers of the overgrowth while leaving the healthy underlying epidermis intact and unharmed.