Treatment for Age Spots and Acne Scars - Charleston, SC

As you age, you may start to notice dark age spots and acne scars. The age spots may be new, but acne scars can significantly affect your daily life from when you were a teenager to present day. If you’re tired of trying to hide acne scars or age spots with makeup or scarves, it may be time to look into treatment options.


Skin Rejuvenation Laser Treatments

This type of skin treatment is non-invasive. Your doctor will use the microbeams of energy in the laser to break down old skin tissue, which stimulates your body’s natural healing process. During this process, new collagen will form and improve the texture and look of your skin. Treatment time is very short, only about 15 to 30 minutes, and results in little downtime. After the treatment, you may experience mild redness or discomfort, but will most likely be able to return to your regular activities within a day of your treatment.

PicoSure Laser

The PicoSure is a high tech laser from the industry-leading Cynosure medical laser treatments manufacturer. PicoSure uses tried and tested laser technology to remove tattoos, revitalize skin, clear acne scars, reduce wrinkles, and reduce age spots. To remove acne scars, PicoSure breaks up the cells under the scars and promotes smooth, supple skin with healing. The PicoSure can also remove brown spots in a quick and painless way that leaves your skin looking and feeling younger. PicoSure gently delivers short bursts of photomechanical light energy to target problem areas without causing harm to the surrounding skin. Photomechanical light causes less cellular damage than traditional skin revitalization laser techniques. These treatments are about 10 minutes each and are scheduled six to eight weeks apart.


O’Neill Plastic Surgery

Here at O’Neill Plastic Surgery, we want you to look and feel your best. If age spots and acne scars are affecting your daily life, you may want to consider one of these treatments. For any questions about the removal of acne scars or age spots, call (843) 881-2130 or contact us online.


A picture of Patrick J. O’Neill, MD wearing his doctor attire.

About the Author

Upon completing medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, Dr. O’Neill completed nine years of residency training. These nine years included a full general surgery and a plastic surgery residency, both at the Medical University of South Carolina, and a hand and microsurgery fellowship at the Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery. Dr. O’Neill has extensive certifications, training, skills, and knowledge that make him a successful physician who can carry out your next plastic surgery procedure. His expertise and technique will result in the beautiful and natural look you desire post surgery.

Board Certified:
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Sub-Certification in Hand and Microsurgery

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