What are age spots

Age spots (also known as solar lentigines or liver spots) are the benign lesions that appear on areas of the body that get a lot of sun exposure. The face and the back of the hands are two of the most common areas for these brown spots. These lesions tend to increase in number with age, making them more common among middle-aged and older adults. Age spots often vary in size from .2 to 3 centimeters. You can usually identify them by their discrete borders, flatness, brown color, and irregular shape. These spots are benign and not necessarily thought to be harmful to your health.

How are age spots caused

Age spots are caused by marked increase in the number of pigment cells in the superficial layers of skin. They commonly appear on the face, chest, shoulders, and arms because those areas of the body get the most sunshine. Ultraviolet (UV rays) accelerate the production of melanin, which gives skin its brown pigmentation. Brown spots result from overactive pigment cells and melanin being grouped in higher concentrations. Melanin tends to develop in small circles in a concentrated area.

What is the VBeam Prima laser

The VBeam Prima laser is now a permanent fixture here at Jeunesse Spa and Skin Care. The treatment is ideal for somebody who is looking to improve the condition of their skin, without the use of invasive surgery that would likely cause downtime from daily routines. The laser is a top-of-the-line tool used in the dermatology industry

How does the VBeam Prima laser work

VBeam Prima laser treatments offer a variety of remedial cures, from total facial rejuvenation (including the reduction and removal of red and brown pigmented lesions with general firming of the skin) to the removal of sun-spot damage. If you have any questions at all about how this technology can benefit you and the overall quality of your skin, we’re here to answer them for you.

The laser system is a flashlamp pulsed dye laser delivering an intense, but gentle burst of rhythmic laser energy at a wavelength of 595nm that passes through the dermis and epidermis skin layers and is absorbed by the oxyhemoglobin in the blood vessels rather than by the surrounding tissue.

What can I expect during treatments

Treatments are safe and they have been successfully used since the 1980s for the treatment of port-wine stain birthmarks in infants and young children. During treatment, the epidermis is protected by Candela’s dynamic cooling method, DCD, which delivers a cooling mist on to the skin before the laser pulse is emitted. This cooling mist increases comfort during treatment, as well as protects the skin to minimize side effects like redness.

What can I expect from the results

Most patients notice beneficial results right away, and often times feel a firming or tightening of the treated area. The results of laser therapy vary depending on the condition that is being treated and the number of treatments required for clearance. The permanency of results depends on many factors, like the condition being treated, or lifestyle of the patient. For example, if a patient has sun spots removed, and continues to spend time in the sun without adequate skin protection, it is likely that the sunspots will return. We’re here to discuss your goals and offer suggestions into making this treatment as long lasting as possible for you.


At JEUNESSE SPA AND SKIN CARE we will evaluate your condition and then determine which treatment plan would best suit your individual needs. Please contact our office today to schedule your initial consultation.

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