Posts Tagged ‘dark spots’

Introducing Lumiquin!

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

lumiquinWhen it comes to lotions and potions, it seems like the face and the neck get all the attention.  What about the hands??!!   The hands can be a very telling sign of age, so it would only seem logical to have a product specific to the hands.  Introducing Lumiquin!!  Lumiquin is rich in Quinic Acid Esters which are powerful antioxidants that inhibit stress-related signs of aging.  It also contains several other natural ingredients, like a pure form of licorice extract,  that aid in reducing the appearance of dark spots.  Benefits of Lumiquin also include:

* A volumizing and filling effect to minimize the appearance of veins 

*Supports skin’s natural barrier against environmental stressors

*Enhances skin’s moisture level so hands look softer and smoother 

Although it’s effective on it’s own, pair Lumiquin with QS Alexandrite laser treatment for a dramatic result!

Case Report: Treating “Sun Spots”

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

A 62 year-old woman visited the office to discuss photodamage she had accumulated over the years.  She was looking to even out skin tone and  improve the appearance of her skin overall.  She presented with larger lentigos, sometimes referred to as “sun spots” or “age spots,” primarily on her cheeks.

To achieve a dramatic result with limited downtime, I treated the patient with the Qs Alexandrite laser, or Alex for short.  Treatment with the Alex laser is very well tolerated, but some patients prefer to have a topical numbing cream applied which stays on the skin for up to 10 minutes.  The actual laser procedure only takes about 15 minutes to treat the entire face.  The areas that were treated with the laser appear slightly red and swollen, similar to a bug bite.  That redness and swelling decreases significantly the next day and the treated spots will appear slightly darker before sloughing off about one week later.  During that week, patients may wear make-up and resume all their normal activites, but should wear sunscreen and a hat while outdoors.  After about a week, patients can expect the lentigos to be much lighter, if not completely removed.

To learn more about this and other cosmetic procedures offered in our office, please follow this link to our website: San Diego Dermatology and Laser Surgery: Cosmetic Dermatology

Before treatment with Qs Alexandrite laser

Before treatment with Qs Alexandrite laser

After 1 treatment- notice that the large brown spots have resolved resulting in an impressive improvement

After 1 treatment- notice that the large brown spots have resolved resulting in an impressive improvement.

Case Report: Treating Sun Spots With Alex Laser

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

A 63 year-old woman presented in the office with concerns about brown sun spots that had developed on the backs of her hands as a result of years of sun exposure.

“Sun spots,” or lentigos, are a relatively easy fix.  I treated the patient with the Qs Alexandrite Laser, a device that targets brown spots caused from sun exposure over the years.  After one treatment the patient’s brown spots had resolved, or lightened significantly.  The patient was very pleased with her results.

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Before and after (1 treatment)

Before and after Qs Alexandrite Laser for treatment of sun spots (1 treatment)

Before and after Qs Alexandrite Laser for treatment of sun spots (1 treatment). Notice how the elimination of brown spots results in more youthful looking hands!

Treatment with the Qs Alexandrite Laser is a quick and easy procedure with minimal downtime.  After treatment the spots will appear slightly darker for about one week on the face, and about 2 weeks on the hands before exfoliating off.  It is important to wear sunscreen regularly to avoid getting new brown spots after treatment.  When applying sunscreen pay special attention to face, neck, chest and back of hands as those areas are most exposed to sun and most susceptible to brown spots.

To learn more about Qs Alexandrite Laser, please follow the link to our website: Brown Spot Removal