Laser treatment of senile plaques

Senile plaques, fully known as “senile pigmented plaques”, are also known as seborrheic keratosis in medicine. It refers to a kind of lipofuscin pigment plaque on the skin of the elderly, which belongs to a benign epidermal proliferative tumor. It usually appears in the face, forehead, back, neck, chest, etc., and sometimes in the upper limbs. Most of them begin to grow after the age of 50. They are mostly seen in the elderly. They are also called “longevity spots”. It is a precursor of aging, indicating that the cell has entered the aging stage.

After entering old age, the cell metabolism machine can decline, and the fat in the body is prone to oxidation and produce old-age pigment. This pigment cannot be excreted from the body, so it is deposited on the cell body to form senile plaques. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that the root cause of senile plaques is the deficiency and failure of lung qi and the loss of maintenance of skin. Modern medicine believes that senile plaques are mainly due to the weakening of cell metabolism in the elderly. When too much fat is ingested in the diet, it is easy to oxidize and produce brown pigment. This pigment is a waste that cannot be excreted by the cells themselves. It is deposited on the cell body to accelerate the aging of the cells, so as to form senile plaques.

At present, the main method for the treatment of senile plaques is laser treatment. It penetrates the skin with specific intense pulsed light and is selectively absorbed by the pigment groups and their blood vessels in the tissue. Without damaging the normal skin, it destroys and decomposes the pigment groups and pigment cells, so as to achieve the purpose of treating senile plaques. Laser treatment can rearrange the deep collagen fibers and elastic fibers and restore elasticity. At the same time, the function of vascular tissue is enhanced and the circulation is improved. Make facial skin wrinkles disappear or reduce and pores shrink.

Laser treatment of senile plaques has the following advantages:

  1. The number of laser removal of senile plaques is relatively small: generally, senile plaques can achieve the effect of multiple treatment by other methods after 1-2 times of laser treatment.
  2. Less impact on skin function: clinically, it is found that using laser to remove senile plaques can avoid the side effects of traditional treatment methods on the skin.
  3. Laser removal of senile plaques has strong selectivity: Although the number of senile plaques and rashes is relatively large, the vast majority still exist in isolation without fusion. Using laser to remove senile plaques can avoid damage to normal skin to the greatest extent.
  4. It is safe to remove senile plaques by laser, and there is no scar after treatment. The treatment process is fast and there is no bleeding. There is no need for special medication after treatment. Just pay attention to keeping the treatment part dry and clean. It will heal in 5-7 days without affecting life and study. Laser can only remove the existing pigment, but can not prevent it from appearing again. Therefore, after laser treatment of senile plaques, we should pay attention to nursing according to the doctor’s advice, such as avoiding sunlight, which can prevent adverse reactions to the greatest extent.