Plastic surgeon Dr. Drew Ordon uses the Alma Harmony XL Cosmetic Laser for a simple sun spot removal procedure.
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Sun Spot Treatment Dr. Stork Travis: Today is all about stopping those medical problems before they start. And our next guest is Ming. She has a couple of sun’s spot on her face that she’s worried about. So Dr. Ordon is going to remove them along with physician assistant, Tiffany and we’re wearing these funky glasses because this laser is—alright, you know what I’m staring to aren't you? Dr. Drew Ordon: That’s right. You’re testing me Travis. The question is can I laser and talk at the same time? I think the answer is yes. So this is IPL, Intense Pulsed Light therapy from our friends at Alma Laser. it’s not a blade of laser it’s not like CO2 or erbium laser which we’ve done before on the show specifically for brown spots or the sun spots, age spots. We can nip these in the bud now lighting. She’s going to need a number of treatments probably anywhere from four to seven treatments. We space those over every two weeks. And the other thing is that some of these lesions actually can be precancerous lesions. So by treating them now, there is a chance that you’re reducing the risk of skin cancer later. So how are you feeling Ming? Ming: I’m feeling great. Dr. Stork Travis: So Ming these spots have been getting bigger overtime? Ming: I’ve always had freckles and that’s fine. I like my freckles but in the last five years, a couple of the freckles have gotten bigger and bigger especially on the side of my cheek. And so— Dr. Drew Ordon: Alright, we’re going to be buying those. So you just feel a little pinch here don’t you? Ming: It doesn’t hurt. Dr. Drew Ordon: And I want you to see this now that you can see that you get some discoloration in there. You can see that the energy has been picked up in those brown spots. You see that a little bit that’s what you expect to see now that means that she absorbed that energy. You’re actually blowing up, exploding those brown spots with the Intense Pulsed Light treatment. Dr. Stork Travis: And one of the things that you said that so very key here is obviously as we age we get age spots specially we are more exposed to the sun but let’s real quickly about when it become a true problem. Dr. Drew Ordon: We talked about it so much on the show. Get to know your moles or certain signs that you need to look for with any type of moles, pigment or lesions on your face, on your body you need to have those checked once a year by your dermatologist. Keep an eye of your moles. Get to know your moles. Dr. Stork Travis: And we’ll actually have a link on our website, TheDoctorstv.com all about the A, B, C, Ds of moles. And Ming take your glass off I want to show you some before and after—is this someone who have the treatment Drew? Dr. Drew Ordon: Yes, these are before and after shoots of similar patients that have had the harmony laser treatment, have gone to the whole series. I mean this is significant sun damaged aging spots on the left and you can see how well this works with the number of treatments. Dr. Stork Travis: Sounds good. Ming: Let’s go. Dr. Travis Stock: Are you ready for that? Ming: I’m excited. Dr. Stork Travis: And this is something that is available across the country. Dr. Drew Ordon: Pretty much most dermatologist, a lot of plastic surgeons I have these in the Beverly Hills office, our wax spa and also in my Rancho Mirage’s office. It’s simple to do, easy to do. They are good for you too. Dr. Stork Travis: Well Ming, thank you and good luck with this. Ming: Thank you. Dr. Stork Travis: So Ming, thank you.