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Sunspot Removal

Carroll Family Medicine LLC

Family Medicine & Aesthetics located in Hampstead, MD

You need the sun — and the vitamin D it provides — for optimal health. But you can also get too much of a good thing. If sun exposure has left you with spots on your skin, talk to Carroll Family Medicine LLC about sun spot removal. They offer Icon® laser-based treatment from the comfort of their Hampstead, Maryland, office. Get started on your way to clearer, more even skin by calling them or scheduling your appointment online.

Sunspot Removal Q & A

What are sun spots?

Sun spots are areas of pigmentation on your skin that are caused by your skin’s exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays. They’re unraised areas on your skin that appear darker than the surrounding skin. They’re often brown or tan.

Sun spots usually appear at age 40 or later. They’re most common in areas that have been most exposed to the most sun, like your face, chest, and shoulders.  

These spots don’t pose any health hazard, but they do mar your appearance. If you want clearer, more even skin, Carroll Family Medicine offers effective, noninvasive treatment with the Icon laser. 

How does the Icon laser work for sun spots?

During a sun spot treatment at Carroll Family Medicine, your aesthetics specialist targets your sun spots with the Icon laser. The laser sends light energy into your sun spots, kickstarting your body’s natural healing processes. Over time, those processes dramatically minimize the appearance of your sun spots. 

The Icon laser can treat both sun spots and freckles, minimizing their appearance in just a few sessions. And it’s effective virtually anywhere on your body, including:

  • Your face
  • The backs of your hands
  • Your chest
  • Your arms
  • Your back
  • Your legs
  • Your feet

Will I need multiple treatments?

Each person’s skin is unique. Some patients achieve their desired results with a single Icon laser sun spot treatment. Others choose to have multiple treatments to deliver more dramatic skin-clearing results. 

If you’re interested in saying goodbye to your sun spots, talk with your Carroll Family Medicine aesthetics specialist. They’re available to help you know what to expect, including an estimated number of required treatments, to achieve your skin goals. 

What is recovery like after sun spot removal?

The Icon laser is completely noninvasive. It sends laser energy into the deeper layers of your skin for notable sun spot removal without the need for any incisions or injections. You might experience a sensation like a sunburn for anywhere from a couple to 24 hours after your treatment, but it will go away with time. You may also experience some mild swelling but it will fade quickly, too. 

Beyond that, there is absolutely no downtime with this treatment. In fact, some patients get their sun spot removal treatment, then continue on with their day immediately afterward. 

To learn more about the sun spot treatment available at Carroll Family Medicine, schedule your appointment online or call their dedicated team today.