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Sun Spots Q & A

What are sun spots?

A pigment correction procedure uses laser light waves to break up deposits of pigment that are found in freckles, brown spots, liver spots, age spots, scars, and skin discolorations. The pigment is broken up and allowed to be carried away naturally. Deep scars may carry excess melanin that may be more difficult to break up. Pigment correction procedures take approximately 30 minutes to complete and will provide long-lasting results. When pigment deposits are dark, like that which is seen in thick scars, several pigment correction procedures may be needed to help lighten the tissues. The results of this type of procedure can last several months to years, depending on the type of discoloration.

Are the results of pigment correction procedure permanent?

Pigment correction a procedure effectively lightens age spots, freckles, scars, blemishes, and skin discolorations. Treatments usually last for 30 minutes each and produce results that are extremely long lasting. The effects of laser light technology work deep into the tissues, breaking up the pigment and melanin and making it possible for the body’s immune system to come in and remove it from the area. Pigment correction procedures can provide effective and long lasting results. This does not mean, however, that age spots and sunspots will not begin to appear as the person continues to age or in unprotected in the sun.

What causes pigment to collect in certain areas?

Pigment collects in certain areas for several reasons. Areas that are constantly exposed to direct sunlight will naturally draw more pigment and become darker than other areas of the body that are not exposed. Pigment may also collect in the form of freckles, moles, age spots, sunspots, or basic skin discolorations. Scars will also draw excessive amounts of pigment. After a pigment correction procedure, pigment may not accumulate in those areas for a very long time. However, this type of procedure will not prevent new sunspots or age spots from developing as time passes.

How much does sun spot removal cost?

The cost for laser removal of sun spot removal varies from person to person depending on the extent of treatment needed.

All costs will be discussed during your Free consultation.

  • For your convenience, we accept payments of cash, check, and major credit cards
  • We also offer financing options to assist you in paying for your procedure
  • Please ask Dr. Capasso’s professional team about Care Credit options

*Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.