Non-Ablative Lasers – Facts and Figures

Age Spots

 

This procedure uses light to treat sun damage, age spots, etc.

Non-Ablative Lasers – Outpatient Surgery
Description: A light-based treatment that penetrates the skin without visible wounding to the skin surface to treat sun damage, age spots, and irregular pigmentation, spider veins, redness such as rosacea, acne, and unwanted hair.
Average Cost: $200 – $500 per treatment cycle, depending on size of area treated.
Length of Surgery: Several minutes to several hours, depending on size of area treated.
Anesthesia: None required
Recovery Time: None
Treatment Frequency: Several sessions may be needed to achieve desired results.
Risks: Redness, swelling, skin sensitivity.
Duration of Results: Varies by procedure.  Follow-up treatments may be necessary to maintain results.
Essential Questions: Keep in mind that directly after any light-based treatment you may notice some redness, which should subside in a few hours.  To prevent new spots and redness from forming or reappearing, use sunscreen daily and limit your amount of sun exposure.

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