People over fifty commonly develop age spots, also called liver spots, but age spots can also appear in younger people due to excess sun exposure. Age and sun spots tend to appear on areas of the skin with the most sun exposure, such as the face, shoulders, and arms. Fortunately, age and sun spots are very similar issues, and can be treated using the same methods. The Cutera xeo’s Genesis Skin Therapy can resolve sun and age spots in 1-2 treatments, along with other spots of irregular pigment.
Genesis Skin Therapy Procedure
Genesis Skin Therapy makes use of an IPL (Intense Pulse Light) system that stimulates collagen growth, which returns your skin to its normal color and texture. The xeo handpiece emits a carefully targeted spectrum of light that heats the pigmented skin cells. The light is specifically modulated to target certain cells. Though there is a slight pinching sensation when the light pulse is switched on, the handpiece feels cool to the touch. Individual treatments take only 10-15 minutes. Afterwards, the targeted spots may darken and the surrounding skin may redden, though these symptoms subside within a few hours. The targeted spots will fade and flake off over a period of 1-3 weeks. You will immediately notice an improvement, though you may need 2-3 treatments to see dramatic results.
What advantages does Genesis Skin Therapy have over other treatments?
Other skin treatments, particularly those that require injections, can be invasive and painful. But the laser-based Genesis Skin Therapy never penetrates the skin, and its quick, painless operation means that gels and anesthetic creams are unnecessary. Genesis can treat any part of your body safely. Its IPL frequencies can be adjusted in many combinations, and this flexibility makes Genesis equally effective for treating sun spots, age spots, spots of irregular pigment, and freckles. Genesis is FDA-approved, and many clinical studies have shown its effectiveness.
Though spots treated with Genesis Skin Therapy will not reappear, you will see the formation of new spots if you continue to receive excess sun exposure. New spots can also be removed, but to save the time and trouble of further treatment, use sunscreen while outdoors. Lastly, be aware that Genesis Skin Therapy is specifically designed for certain types of skin markings, and other types like birthmarks and moles need to be treated separately.
The xeo Genesis is here to address your sun spots, age spots, and spots of irregular pigment. Schedule a consultation to discuss whether xeo Genesis treatment is right for you.