What is lentigo actually?
Lentigo is often called age spots. These are brown spots on the skin that can appear after the age of 40 on areas exposed to the sun, such as the hands, face, back, cleavage or skull. They are the result of an increase in the number of melanocytes, cells that produce melanin. Lentigo is usually harmless, but it is advisable to check its nature with your dermatologist.
The laser treatment (Nd: YAG) of lentigo consists of cracking open the pigment cells by the effect of the heat of the laser. At Skincenters, we use either Lutronic’s Picoplus or their Clarity II. In this way, the discolouration is gradually removed. After the treatment, the stain will darken and even blacken and then gradually loosen over the days. Alternatively, photo rejuvenation using pulsed light (IPL) is also used to make these spots fade or disappear while the skin tone becomes more harmonious. The Etherea MX platform from Vydence Medical is our favourite or the Solari from Lutronic. The choice or combination of these two technologies varies from case to case and depends on the depth of the necessary treatment. The treatments generally require 2 to 4 sessions of 30 to 60 minutes.
Secondly, other technologies, such as dermabrasion or hydrodermabrasion, can be used to further improve aesthetic results.