Hyperpigmentation/Age Spots/Frackles

What is Hyperpigmentation / Age Spots / Frackles?

Many patients may begin to notice the presence of tan to brown to gray patches on their skin, which are often worsened with sun exposure. This condition of benign discoloration of skin is called hyperpigmentation and affects both men and women. It can occur in all skin colors, but is typically more common in patients with darker skin tones. The spots are also called Age spots, sunspots, liver spots, lentigos and solar lentigines.

Symptoms and Complications

Age spots are the benign, light-brown flat spots that pop up on your skin as you age. It may affect people of all skin types, but they’re more common in adults older than 50 with light skin, but younger people can get them if they spend time in the sun. They occur on skin such as the backs of hands, tops of feet, face, shoulders and upper back. Freckles are just pigment cells (cells that contain color) that are contained within the skin in small batches. Freckles are usually very small. Sometimes they overlap and run together so they may look larger.

Treatment Options

A pen-shaped or rolling tool is moved around your face. The goal of the procedure is to start your body’s healing process by sending collagen and elastin to patch up the tiny injuries. Collagen helps fill in and smooth out wrinkles. Most people get microneedling on the face, but it can also done on other parts of the body, such as your stomach or thighs. The procedure usually takes 10-20 minutes, depending on how big the area is. Most people need 4- 6 treatments to see a difference.

Candela devices incorporate state-of-the-art technology to deliver short pulses of light energy into the skin. The light energy is absorbed disproportionately by the concentration of pigment which forms the unwanted lesion. This selective delivery of laser energy destroys the excess pigment and fades the lesion, but remarkably leaves the surrounding tissue unaffected— treats from head to toe. This is the brilliance of laser treatment by candela. Additionally, it can treat different types of skin pigmentation. Highly rated by patients and trusted by dermatologists worldwide, Gentle but powerful treatments — over 20 years of proven results.
For more information on what to expect from IPL, Laser and other available treatments, please consult our specialists at Aafiyat clinic.

Lumecca is a breakthrough intense pulsed light (IPL) that is specially optimized for clinicians for complete photo rejuvenation. With 3X more energy improves efficacy for vascular and pigmented lesions. Its large spot size and high pulse repetition rate reduces treatment time. While strong sapphire cooling tip results in higher treatment comfort. InMode technology offers an effective treatment for patients seeking to address pigmentation, discoloration, vascular lesions and improve overall skin tone in less time without recovery time. The most common areas of treatment are those that are frequently exposed to the sun, including face, neck, legs, hands, and arms.