As we age, a number of things change—and mostly for the good. Our family’s size expands, our role in the house changes, we reach new milestones, and form new relationships. But in the process of keeping up with the changing dynamics of life, self-care often takes a back seat.
The first thing that usually gets affected because of this is our skin. Years of exposure to the sun and ageing give rise to a phenomenon that we know as age spots. Let’s see what they’re about and what treatments are available.
According to the Independent, we get age spots because of excess melanin buildup underneath our skin. Although the appearance of these spots becomes more prominent as we age, people with fairer complexion are more likely to get them.
Age spots don’t exactly hurt, and they mostly appear on areas which are exposed to the sun. The colour of these spots often varies, depending on the texture of the rest of your skin. But you’ll mostly find them to be either brown or black in colour.
You’d be surprised to know that even celebrities like Sharon Stone have age spots!
Age spots are neither dangerous nor do they pose a serious threat to your health. Most people use cosmetics to cover these spots, but that’s merely ‘concealing’ them; the spots remain. If you want to get your age spots lightened, we recommend CryoPen treatment.
CryoPen is based on the working mechanisms of Cryotherapy. It works as a safe treatment against a wide range of skin imperfections including milia, age spots, warts, moles, and skin tags.
An extremely fine ray of high-pressure nitrous oxide is very precisely and accurately aimed at the age spot. The target is the inter-cellular fluid of the tissues in the mark. Once the cold ray of nitrous oxide reaches the tissues, the membranes rupture and the cells crystallise. The process is not just safe, but also permanent.
Given how precise the treatment is, only the targeted cells are frozen. The rest remain unharmed. In the first phase of the treatment, the applicator is held near to the spot but doesn’t touch it. The practitioner moves the applicator towards and away from the mark for around 30 seconds till the cells freeze. After that, the spots are given another thirty seconds to thaw. The entire cycle is repeated. The number of cycles it takes usually depends on the colour and the depth of the age spot.
Although the process lasts a few minutes only, you’ll have to visit the clinic at least 15 minutes prior so your doctor can examine and mark and give you the required consultation.
If you’re looking for CryoPen treatment in Uxbridge, Hammersmith, or Southgate, get in touch with Simply Clinics. Our doctors will not just carry out the procedure but will also give you relevant before and after advice to the followed. To book an appointment, give us a call at +442083523523. Please note that a £50 security deposit will have to be paid before the treatment.