Age Spots & Sun Discoloration

Treatment Options

Age/sun spots, also known as lentigines are harmless, flat, brown discolorations of the skin which usually occur on the back of the hands, neck, and face of people over the age of 40. These spots give away a person’s age and are caused by the skin being exposed to too much sun over many years without adequate sunscreen protection. 

Erbium Laser

Erbium laser energy is absorbed by the water in the pigmented cells resulting in ablation or vaporization of the target tissue. This device is typically used to remove raised, pigmented age spots. One treatment is sufficient. The treatment is quick and requires only a local anesthetic.

Number of Treatments: 1 to 2

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Procedure Length: 15 to 30 Minutes

Maintenance: As Needed

Down Time: None

Discomfort: Mild

MedLite

MedLite is our most commonly used laser for removing brown age spots, liver spots, freckles and other brown birthmarks. The laser light of the MedLite was specifically designed to effectively target the dark concentrations of melanin. The impact of the energy from the short pulse of light is similar to the snap of a thin rubber band. After the treatment, the area will feel similar to a light sunburn. Typically any discomfort will disappear within a day or so. After the redness clears, the skin returns to its natural color and texture and within seven to ten days the pigmented spots will clear.

Number of Treatments: 1 to 2

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Procedure Length: 15 to 30 Minutes

Maintenance: As Needed

Down Time: None

Discomfort: Mild

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248 State Street, # 3A
Ellsworth, ME 04605

Toll-free:  (844) 800-2919

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30  Congress Street, # 202
St. Albans, Vermont 05478

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