Age Spots

At Buff and Bare Clinic, we have medical-grade devices that enable us to deliver safe and effective treatments with clinically proven results for age spot removal.

Age spots are caused by overactive pigment cells, due to overexposure to the sun. Unwanted sun damage, age spots, liver spots, and dark pigmentation are a common sign of ageing. Lynton IPL is a medical-grade light-based treatment that effectively reduces age spots, to improve the tone and appearance of sun-damaged skin. This photo rejuvenation treatment also stimulates the natural production of collagen within the body, which is important for firmer and more youthful-looking skin.

Aesthetic treatments often concentrate on the face. However, it’s often the texture of the skin and the appearance of age spots on the décolletage (chest), shoulders, arms, and hands that age you. This treatment procedure is quick, effective, and safe. The signs of sun damage will flake off following a course of treatments, leaving flawless, younger-looking skin.

Key facts:

  • Age spots vary in size and usually appear on the face, chest, hands, shoulders, and arms – areas most commonly exposed to the sun
  • Age spots are most commonly seen in adults over 50 but can be seen in younger people due to overexposure to the sun
  • Age spots can affect all skin types, but they’re most commonly seen in light skin tones and if you have a history of frequent sun exposure or sunburn
  • The use of tanning beds and lamps can also contribute to the development of age spots

To provide the safest and most clinically effective treatments, we use a state of the art Laser and Intense Pulse Light system (IPL) called Lynton Lumina. The Lynton LUMINA enables us to treat over 10 different aesthetic concerns, including hair removal for skin types 1-6. Used by NHS and private hospitals across the UK, the Lumina provides the very best in clinical results, speed of treatment, and client comfort for safe and effective treatments.

Our advanced handpieces allow us to customise treatment options for patients with different skin types, tones and concerns. The LUMINA primarily utilises two medical grade IPL wavelenghths to deliver DynamicReflex technology to combat of skin concerns. DynamicReflex Technology, was developed by Lynton through many years of PhD research and 25 years of British manufacturing expertise. With DynamicReflex Technology we can achieve above and beyond the expected results of difficult skin conditions with superior high energy pulses.

Light is released in short pulses that are readily absorbed by the high concentration of melanin found within pigmented lesions. The rapid absorption of light energy heats the melanin and causes the destruction of the melanin-rich cells.
The light applicator is placed on the skin and a short pulse of light is released. The applicator is then moved to the neighbouring area and the process is repeated until the entire area is treated.
Most patients describe the discomfort as mild and tolerable and no anaesthesia is required.
The treated area may feel warm and sensitive for the ¬first few days post treatment. The lesions may darken and may appear more obvious before they fade and ‘ flake’ away. Sometimes an initial whitening of the area is seen which quickly fades and the pigment gradually fades over the following few weeks.
The skin that surrounds the pigmented lesion may become red immediately after treatment. Most people experience no other side effects and the redness usually disappears within hours to a few days. Very rarely a small blister may form or the skin may become temporarily lighter or darker.
The length of each treatment will depend on the type and size of lesion present, but a typical session will take 10 to 30 minutes.
The number of treatments will depend on the type and size of the pigmented lesion but typically 1 to 3 sessions are required at 4 to 6 week intervals.
Prior to treatment you must first undergo a consultation where details about your medical history are obtained in order to con¬firm suitability. Before proceeding you will be asked to sign a consent form and undergo a test patch.