Question about Medlite Laser: i have a few sunspots on my face and am q136

Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)

Dr. Gavin Chan

Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics

Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
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I have a few sunspots on my face and am keen to remove them permanently. I came across your web page and also saw the full face rejuvenation offered. Am wondering if that is a better choice to enhance the outcome and remove sunspots at the same time? How many sessions would i potentially need, i saw photos on your site that had amazing results with only 1 treatment.
So my Q is will full face rejuvenation remove sunspots too?


You can remove a few sunspots with a laser such as the ruby laser or medlite laser. It is a quick and simple procedure that usually takes a few minutes to do. The spots scab up a little, and take about a week to fall off. Full face rejuvenation is obviously a more generalised treatment. It can be done in a number of ways, from light to heavy. The stronger the treatment, the greater the downtime, the fewer the sessions required, and the better the result. An example of a light facial rejuvenation (with no recovery period) would be the Medlite laser facial. This is a light laser treatment that takes about 20 minutes, and involves treating the whole face with low level settings to stimulate collagen as well as treat pigmentation. Typically a series of these are required to get a good result. An intermediate full face rejuvenation treatment would be a treatment such as the Fraxel laser.  This laser does have a bit of  a recovery period, typically 3-5 days, and can rejuvenate skin, and treat skin conditions such as acne scarring, pigmentation, and improve skin texture. The ultimate in skin rejuvenation is carbon dioxide laser resurfacing. This is a very aggressive layer that takes a fine layer of skin off, as well as tightening the skin. It takes 2 weeks to recover from this treatment, and the results are usually dramatic. A significant improvement in wrinkles, skin texture, pigmentation, and firmness is seen. Usually only one is required in a lifetime if you look after the results ie wear sunscreen daily post treatment.

So the answer to your last question is ‘yes’ , in most cases full face rejuvenation does help to remove pigmentation also.


Dr. Gavin Chan
Dr. Gavin Chan

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