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Best Way To Get Rid of Age Spots

Posted by Sara Barrett on Apr 6, 2016 9:52:00 AM

how to get rid of age spots







Why They Are Happening:

As we age, the skin can't repair itself as well as it once did. Damage can live under the skin for years before it starts to surface.When brown spots and age spots start popping up, they are nothing more than the effects of past sun exposure showing on the surface.

A digital Visia Skin Analysis can detect sun damage and age spots deep into the layers of the skin, before they surface. A proactive skin care regimen can help keep them from surfacing. If it's been over 6 months since you last Visia, or you've never had one, it's time! Claim a free one here

Prevention Tips

The number one way to prevent sun damage is daily use of sunscreen, even in the winter. Age/sun spots surface on the decollete and hands, too - so don't forget to lather those up as well.  Use a hat when you can and reapply sunscreen on hands and face every 90-minutes. We reccommend using a powder sunscreen for reapplying on top of makeup. Jane Iredale has a great powder SPF (available at Silk Touch).

Research shows that diet is also linked to age spots. Foods that can help prevent sun damaged skin include a high intake of olive oil, legumes, fish, vegetables and dried fruits.  The worst nutritional offenders in terms of premature aging are cakes and pastries, cordials, full fat milk, potatoes, red meat and soft drinks—which are all good foods to avoid in age spot treatment. 

The Best Ways To Get Rid of Age Spots:

Top treatments: Products, IPL Photofacials, C02 Laser, Chemical Peels


Product containing Retin-A and antioxidants can help. Byt light and laser treatments like fractional CO2 can really clean up sundamaged skin. making it more even in tone and smoother in texture. Fractional CO2 is one of the most effective laser skin resurfacing treatments in aesthetics. This heavy hitter has big results in just one treatment, though healing can be a little longer. (1-2 weeks)

When spots are brown and dark, IPL photofacials work extremely well because it destroys discoloration without causing any damage to the skin.

 Which treatment is right for you? Schedule a Free consultation today for a Visia Skin analysis and treatment plan.

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Topics: IPL, CO2 fractional laser, Age Spots

What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Posted by Sara Barrett on Feb 24, 2015 2:04:00 PM

What is CO2 Laser Resurfacing?

CO2 Laser skin resurfacing is the gold standard in laser skin treatments for the face, neck and chest. This procedure is one of our heavy-hitters –with absolutely amazing results from a one-time procedure.

Laser Skin Resurfacing improves the appearance of your skin by selectively targeting the superficial layers of the skin that contain wrinkles, scars and hyperpigmentation.

Co2 before and after photo silktouch

Fractional CO2 Laser - Boise, Idaho

Treatment is used to improve the following:

  • Pigmentation problems (especially brown pigment)
  • Age spots, sun spots and sun damage
  • Moderate to severe wrinkles
  • Textural irregularities
  • Lip lines
  • Acne scars
  • Surgical scars
  • Skin laxity (sagging skin) 

C02 Laser Recovery 

Because this is only a one-time treatment with major results, fractional laser resurfacing downtime is a little longer than our other facial procedures.   Right after the procedure your skin will probably appear red and slightly swollen, but this will fade within 2-5 days. For milder treatments, many patients are able to cover up the redness the next day and return to work or daily activities, but typically a return to make-up occurs around day 5.  Additionally, many patients experience some skin peeling within the first week after the treatment. Using a moisturizer will help reduce the appearance of flakey skin. 

Downtime can be adjusted by the physician. We suggest scheduling a complimentary consultation prior to your treatment to discuss your individual treatment route and downtime. 

CO2 Fractional Laser Cost

The cost of fractional laser resurfacing varies depending on what laser is used and the size of the area that is being treated. We would be more than happy to give you a personalized fractional resurfacing treatment plan and cost estimate during a consultation with one of our expert laser physicians.

This month only save $500 on a Co2 Face or Neck Treatment. 

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Topics: CO2 fractional laser, Age Spots, Acne Scars

Are Your Hands Making You Look Older?

Posted by Sara Barrett on Jan 26, 2015 12:43:00 PM

img1Have your hands betrayed you?

You use your hands for a lot of things – and chances are, you also use your hands to reveal your age. In fact, a study published in The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal, participants accurately estimated a woman’s age just by looking at her hands.

A lot of women spend time and energy focusing on making their faces and necks look younger, but ignore their hands. Daily sun exposure, constant movement and even just letting hands become dry and exacerbate crepiness, dark spots and prominent veins.

By starting to pay a little attention to your hands, you can prevent and even start to reverse some of the damage.

Exfoliate & Moisturize

Gently buff the backs of your hands 2-3 times a month. This will help remove dry, dead skin so that moisturizers can better penetrate the skin. Then be sure to regularly slather on the hand lotion. 

Prevent Sun Damage

Hands are exposed to the sun practically 365 days a year. And even the people who consistently protect their faces with SPF typically neglect their hands. Overtime, sunlight breaks down skin’s collagen and elastin, causing wrinkles a crepey texture and a yellow or brown spots.

Make sure to apply a SPF 30 to your face and hands DAILY. Check out our top 5 sunscreens here. 

Build Collagen 

Simply applying a retinol cream on the backs of the hands every night will help to boost collagen.  Increase collagen not only reduces wrinkles, it can also camouflage prominent veins cause by a loss of the hands natural fat. Retinol can be drying, so make sure to add your regular moisturizer or hand cream on top.

Consider a Professional Treatment Route

If you want fast, more dramatic results, put your hands in the hands of experts.  Laser treatments, such as IPL (intense pulsed light), can help reduce age/sun spots and can improve the overall complexion of your hands.

Fillers and fat transfer can be also be used for overall hand rejuvenation.  The increase in volume helps with wrinkles and the appearance of veins and tendons.  For particularly large veins, sclerotherapy treatments can be very effective.

What treatment route is right for you? Request a complimentary consultation. 

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Topics: Anti Aging, Hand Rejuvenation, Age Spots

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