Age spots have a few names – they are sometimes called liver spots or solar lentigines. Similar to the sun freckle, these dark spots on your skin are a result of prolonged sun exposure and often appear on the face, shoulders, arms and the back of the hands.
These age spots are very common in older people, but they can also be found on younger people who spend plenty of time in the sun.
The melanin pigment in our skin cells serves to protect our skin from ultraviolet rays. The pigment absorbs this sunlight, though as we age, our cells can begin to overproduce pigment. This overproduction appears as the dark brown skin discolouration we know as age spots (solar lentigines).
Dr Manoharan is experienced in developing treatment plans to suit each patient’s needs and goals for the future of their skin.
AGE SPOT TREATMENTS
Subscision is a surgical technique releases scars bound down to underlying tissue. It is performed under local anaesthetic and generally has no down time.
RF needling delivers controlled radio frequency energy up to 3.5mm deep into the skin to break down scar tissue and promote collagen remodelling. It is usually performed with anaesthetic gels and local blocks.
Fractionated lasers treat chosen densities of micro-columns of skins, sparing the surrounding tissue. This method is at the forefront of acne scar treatment as it enables scars to be treated at depth, with less discomfort, complications and a reduced recovery time.
Ablative laser treatment is effective in the revision of severe acne scars for those who are prepared for a longer downtime period in return for dramatic results. In addition to removing damaged skin, the laser stimulates underlying skin cells to trigger collagen production to break down scars. Dr. Manoharan is one of the country’s most experienced specialists in Erbium:YAG and CO2 lasers for long term acne scar treatment.
Chemical peels use agents such as TCA to replace the top layer of skin with new, underlying skin. This method brings forward healthier skin that has less visible signs of scarring.
The TCA CROSS method is used for local scar destruction to encourage new skin production. It involves TCA being inserted into a scar and performs as a localised peel to reduce the depth of scars over a series of treatments.
Dr Manoharan is a laser dermatologist, specialising in cutting-edge combination treatments to reduce scarring. He produces world class results using gold-standard energy-based devices and techniques, and has the wealth of experience you need to get the results you want – and is based right here in Brisbane, Australia!