What Laser Treatments Target Age Spots?


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Four laser treatments target age spots: non-ablative fractional resurfacing, ablative fractional resurfacing, ablative carbon dioxide resurfacing and intense pulsed light. The difference between the types of lasers mainly lies on the intensity of the procedure and the extent of the result.

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Non-ablative fractional resurfacing treats fine-to-moderate lines and brown spots. Treatment typically involves a course of three to five 25-minute sessions.

Ablative fractional resurfacing targets deep lines and provides intense results. Treatment requires just one session under local anesthesia.

Ablative carbon dioxide resurfacing treatment is the most extreme among the four. The treatment targets deep lines, acne scars and loose skin in just one session.

Intense pulsed light eliminates brown spots and pigmentation from sun-related activities. Skin care technicians often recommend it on its own or sometimes offer it in conjunction with other treatments.

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