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NSW 2222, Australia
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Skin Pigmentation, Age Spots
As we age, our skin changes and differing pigmentation or age spots may appear. This is generally caused by sun damage and may appear on the face or body as a result of ageing and excess sun exposure.
People have various skin textures and colors. Darker skin has more of the substance melanin; this substance acts as a natural barrier against dangerous ultraviolet rays. Lighter skin is more susceptible to ultraviolet light ray damage. Over time this damage appears as age spots. Abnormal skin pigmentation is the result of excess sun exposure. Sunbathing and spending excess time in the sun without adequate skin protection will lead to abnormal skin pigmentation and sunspots.
At Laurea, we use the Q-Switched Nd-Yag laser for the effective treatment of variations in skin pigmentation (such as freckles, sunspots, tattoos and some birthmarks).
Here is a video on the treatment process: