Age Spots

Treatment Options for Age Spots

Age spots, also known as liver spots, are flat, brown-black spots that usually occur in sun-exposed areas of the body. They are unrelated to the liver or liver function. New Jersey plastic surgeon Dr. Ganchi offers various treatment options to improve your age spots and enhance the natural beauty of your skin. Allison, Dr. Ganchi’s highly-trained esthetician, performs many of these treatments.

How to Remove Age Spots:

Dr. Ganchi employs several treatment types depending on your needs and preferences.

Photofacial IPL (Intense Pulsed Light Therapy)

IPL is a quick, gentle, non-invasive treatment that uses concentrated, directed, light to reduce or vanish age spots. IPL destroys the melanin-producing cells without damaging the surface of the skin. The damaged cells are naturally removed by the body, giving the skin a naturally more even and youthful tone and appearance.

During an IPL treatment the broad spectrum of light is transmitted through a small, smooth handpiece, which is gently played over the surface of the affected area. The range of wavelengths can be adjusted for different applications and skin types.

It normally takes about four to six full-face IPL treatments or treatments of an isolated body area, such as the hands, administered at four-week intervals to get the proper results. Age spots fade gradually over several weeks or months after treatment and patients are asked to wear sun protection before and after receiving IPL skin treatments.

Freezing (cryotherapy)

During a cryotherapy procedure a cotton-tipped swab is used to apply liquid nitrogen or another approved freezing agent to the age spots to destroy the extra pigment in that area of the skin. As the age spot heals, the skin appears lighter. This freezing procedure in often used on a single age spot or a small grouping of spots.

Expect some mild discomfort during the cryotherapy procedure and mild pain for a few hours after treatment. An over-the-counter pain reliever should be sufficient to ease any discomfort.

Dermabrasion and Microdermabrasion

A dermabrasion treatment involves the light sanding or planning of the outer layer of skin of an age spot with a small rapidly rotating brush. The procedure removes the very top surface of the skin allowing a new layer to grow in its place. The new skin will not have the discoloration of the layer that’s been removed.

The dermabrasion procedure may need to be undergone more than once in order get the desired result. It may take a series of procedures performed over several months to get the best outcome. Expect a temporary redness and scab formation after treatment. These disappear within a short period of time.

Microdermabrasion is similar to dermabrasion but is a much less aggressive approach for minimal age spots.

Chemical Peel

A chemical peel improves the appearance of age spots by applying an FDA approved chemical solution to the discolored area of the skin. This acid burns the outer layer of the age spot, causing the skin to peel. New undamaged skin is formed to take the place of that which has been chemically peeled. This gives the skin a fresher, younger appearance.

  • Several treatments may be required before you notice results.
  • Patients are strongly advised to wear sun protection before and following a chemical peel.
  • Temporary redness at the location of the peel may be seen, but this disappears quickly.

Where will my Age Spot treatment be performed?

All age spot treatments are performed at Ganchi Plastic Surgery Center. Our Plastic Surgery Practice is located in Wayne, New Jersey, where we welcome local and out of town guests for consultations and the best age spot treatments in New Jersey.

Give us a call or make an appointment to discuss your personal needs with Dr. Ganchi or is staff esthetician.

Rebekah Guddemi
Rebekah Guddemi
2021-11-30
Dr. Ganchi and his team are the best around! The facility is absolutely beautiful. During my consultation appointment, I immediately felt welcome and comfortable. My rhinoplasty surgery was more than successful and recovery was quick and painless! 1 year later and I'm still complimented on his beautiful work!
Ray
Ray
2021-11-03
I just had my rhinoplasty surgery 1 week ago . Dr. Ganchi did an amazing job. Exactly what I was hoping for is what I received. I was unsure about the surgery and the process because I never had any before. The whole staff was great, patient, understanding and took great care of me. Dr. Ganchi has such a soft, gentle touch and takes his time. It shows with the results. Very minimal bruising first day and after that gone. Day by day, results are getting better and better. If you are feeling hesitant or have concerns let me ease your mind and tell you, they were great and you are in great hands.
Mike
Mike
2021-11-03
Recently I had reconstructive nose surgery. The process was simple. So far I am 10 days into the recovery phase. It has not been scary or dreadful. Swelling around the eyes reduced after a few days! All that is left is keeping my nose protected! If you follow the instructions that Dr. Ganchi and his team lay out for you then it is smooth sailing!
Fatima Ramadan
Fatima Ramadan
2021-08-09
The best of the best. Dr. G and his whole staff are amazing. Honestly, you get what you pay for. He is so knowledgeable, comforting and surprisingly funny. Layla and Karen are also little angels. I can’t recommend Dr. G’s office enough. He has changed my life for the better and I’m forever grateful.
Amanda hernandez
Amanda hernandez
2021-07-23
Greetings all! I recently had labiaplasty done with Dr.Ganchi. I found Dr.Ganchi’s practice long before life gave me time to proceed with this procedure. Therefore I was very happy through each step of the way. After a wonderful consultation in which Dr.Ganchi thoroughly explained what I should expect as far as having the procedure done and the healing process etc. I too am thorough and was left without a question to ask. The front desk staff is fabulous. They were informative which made me feel comfortable and at ease. I even purchased a facial and they were sweet and helpful. The surgery room was airy and I loved my view. I was totally comfortable during the entire procedure. I went right in and in no time I was home. The healing process was just as I was told it would be so felt just fine all throughout. I went back to work on the seventh day after the procedure. I am proud of myself for achieving this and you should too. It’s a life changer in many ways, from clothes feeling comfortable to wiping differently after peeing. I will certainly continue seeing Dr.Ganchi for other procedures, he is really the best! Thank you Dr.Ganchi!!
Kelly Flynn
Kelly Flynn
2021-07-12
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Meghan Burke
Meghan Burke
2021-06-28
Dr Ganchi is a wonderful, caring doctor and a true artist. He put me back together again after four kids that did a number on my abdominals and I am so grateful to have found him. My results are unbelievable. His staff is also top notch and hold your hand through every step of the process. I would recommend him without hesitation.
Colette Kowalski
Colette Kowalski
2021-06-07
I am in LOVE with the results of my breast augmentation! Dr. Ganchi and his staff exceeded my expectations and made me feel very comfortable throughout this entire process. I have heard nothing but wonderful things about him and his staff and they are all 100% accurate. Dr. Ganchi truly transformed my body and my confidence and I will forever be grateful! I have already referred him to a couple of my friends, and highly encourage others to do the same!
Danielle Curry
Danielle Curry
2021-05-17
Dr. Ganchi and his staff are the best of the best. They all made me feel so comfortable! Dr. Ganchi is so gentle, which made my recovery process painless and easy. I was worried about the recovery process for a rhinoplasty, but I would do it all over again if I had to. It was so much easier than I thought it was going to be all thanks to Dr. Ganchi. I will definitely be recommending Dr. Ganchi to everyone I know!!!