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