It’s no secret that the sun can severely damage your skin. It can leave you with spots on your skin that are sometime referred to as age spots. These sunspots are usually an unwelcomed addition to anyone’s skin. Luckily, there are several treatments that highly effective at removing them from your skin. Open Door Med Spa is here to talk about some of the treatments that can help you remove sunspots from your skin successfully.
When Should I Worry About Sunspots?
True sunspots aren’t cancerous and will not affect your health. However, even though they aren’t dangerous, you need to be sure you are dealing with a sunspot and not with something else. Whenever you notice spots on your face or skin, it is important to visit your dermatologist to make sure you don’t have anything cancerous that you need to be worried about.
What is the Best Product or Treatment to Remove Sun Spots?
Like mentioned above, you have several options when it comes to removing sunspots. Here are some of the best options we offer:
– Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL): IPL is often referred to as a photofacial. Intense light is used to focus on dark spots. As these cells heat up, they are cleared from your body, and you create new cells to take their place. Different wavelengths are used to get the results you are looking for.
– Chemical Peels: The thought behind a chemical peel is to encourage the top layer of your skin which is damaged to shed so that your body replaces it with new skin. A gentle acid solution is applied to your face to produce collagen which is the protein your skin needs to give it structure and get rid of fine lines and wrinkles.
– Microneedling: This process stimulates your body’s natural ability to heal itself and can help improve many different kinds of skin conditions, including sunspots. A hand-help roller that has fine needles all over it is rolled over your skin to gently penetrate it and stimulate your body’s natural healing response.
– Microdermabrasion: This is similar to a chemical peel as it works to remove the top, damaged layer of your skin. It is done using a small device that gently sprays fine crystals on your skin to exfoliate and remove the sun-damaged skin. This is one of the most gentle treatments to get rid of sunspots.
How Can I Prevent Sun Spots on My Face?
The best way to avoid sunspots is to avoid the spending time in the sun. This may not be a viable option for most people though. To keep your skin protected, make sure you are using sunscreen on your skin when spending the time in the sun. It should be at least 30 SPF to give you the protection you need.