Sun Damage & Age Spots
PPx Therapy is a breakthrough aesthetic treatment that uses a revolutionary combination of pneumatic energy and broadband light. PPx treatments are no pain treatments that are clinically proven effective and safe.
What causes age spots?
Age spots, freckles, and various birthmarks are just a few of the commonly known marks generally referred to in the medical profession as pigmented lesions. Except for birthmarks, they are almost always caused by the cumulative exposure to the sun's damaging ultraviolet rays over the years. Once you have your age spots removed, you will want to purchase one of our Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreens to prevent further UV damage to your skin.
How many treatments will it take to remove them?
Most common pigmented lesions are removed within three to four treatments. Some deeper lesions will require more treatments. A hygienic treatment tip gently draws the area to be treated into the handpiece of the Aesthera PPx system. This "pulling" up motion brings all the unwanted targets (unwanted red and brown spots) closer to the surface of the skin.
Can the spots come back after treatment?
Common pigmented lesions do not return. However, you may develop more age spots over time. Even if you have stopped tanning, the sun damage of your youth may show up as you continue to age. It is important to wear sunscreen at all times to minimize sun induced melanocyte stimulation that will create more dark spots over time.
What type of post-treatment care is necessary?
Most clients experience a warm sensation and some redness similar to a light sunburn. The day following treatment you will develop some darkening of the treated brown spots. It is important that you not scrub off these dark areas. They need to heal from within and will fall off on their own. You can apply makeup over the area the next day. We recommend that you use a moisturizer and physical sunscreen the first week after treatment. Your aesthetician can recommend appropriate products during your treatment that you will be able to try and purchase while in the office.
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