McCurtain Family Medical Clinic
General Family Practice located in Broken Bow, OK
When you spend too much time in the sun, you may develop sun spots. Though not generally harmful to your health, you may not like how your sun spots affect your look. Jason McHenry, PA-C, and the experienced providers at McCurtain Family Medical Clinic in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, can get rid of your sun spots and improve the look of your skin with their advanced aesthetic tool, Elite+™ by Cynosure®. Treatment is fast and effective, and it requires very little downtime. Call the office or book an appointment online today.
Sun Spots Q&A
What are sun spots?
Sun spots, also known as age spots and liver spots, are dark spots on your skin. They vary in size and color and often develop on areas of your skin that get the most sun exposure.
Sun spots aren’t cancerous and don’t require treatment. But you may not like the way the dark spots affect your complexion. The family medicine practice provides laser treatments to get rid of your sun spots.
The providers have training from the National Laser Institute and are experts in performing laser treatments for many aesthetic concerns, including sun spots, varicose veins, and unwanted hair.
How are sun spots treated?
McCurtain Family Medical Clinic uses the Elite+ aesthetic workstation from Cynosure to treat sun spots. Elite+ uses advanced laser technology to clear away undesirable brown spots, leaving you with a clear, even-toned complexion.
During sun spot treatment, the laser tool directs quick, intense pulses of light at the pigments in your skin. The light-energy breaks up the pigmented cells, and the spots slowly disappear through your body’s natural healing process.
With Elite+, your aesthetic laser expert at McCurtain Family Medical Clinic improves the look of your skin quickly with little pain or downtime.
What can I expect during treatment for my sun spots?
McCurtain Family Medical Clinic performs treatment for your sun spots at the office. Before starting your session, your provider cleanses your skin with an antiseptic agent. They may also apply a numbing lotion to your skin to minimize discomfort during your sun spot treatment.
Then, while you recline and relax in the exam chair, your provider places the Elite+ laser handpiece over your skin and activates the laser energy. You may feel a snapping sensation as the light energy targets the pigments in your skin.
Treatment takes only a few minutes.
What happens after treatment for my sun spots?
After treatment for your sun spots, your treated skin may darken and flake. These side effects may take a day or two to subside. There’s no downtime following sun spot treatment, but some patients may take a couple of days off from work during the healing process.
To get the best results, the laser treatment experts at McCurtain Family Medical Clinic recommend a series of sessions. The providers create treatment plans that fit your lifestyle, desired downtime, and comfort level.
Call McCurtain Family Medical Clinic or book an appointment online today to schedule your sun spot treatment.