If you were a sun worshipper in your younger years, you might have sunspots you don’t like seeing on your face as you get older. There are options for sunspot treatment and permanent removal, including laser treatments, chemical peels, laser peels, microneedling, and microdermabrasion. A nice bonus to these treatments includes fewer wrinkles and glowing skin. So, say goodbye to your sunspots and try any of these aesthetic treatments today all in one place, SkinVolution Laser & Vein Center!
How Do Sunspots Form?
Sunspots come from contact with UV rays, and these spots develop gradually over time as a result of repeated sun exposure. They are common in people over age 50 and are caused by sunburns, suntans, and sun exposure when you are younger.
Sunspots appear as flat, concentrated areas of brown pigment. Pigmented cells are called melanocytes and multiply when exposed to UV rays. Sun exposure results in at least 80% of the skin’s signs of aging and is the number one cause of premature wrinkles. You probably didn’t realize when you were younger that and didn’t use sunscreen. That previous sun damage is now responsible for most of the fine lines and wrinkles you have.
Are Sunspots Dangerous?
The majority of sunspots are not cancerous or harmful. However, if you have marks that appear to be sunspots, you should visit a dermatologist to ensure they aren’t something more serious. Your dermatologist can ensure that sunspots aren’t signs of conditions that require medical treatment.
Options to Remove Sunspots
One non-invasive and very relaxing option to remove sun and dark spots is HydraFacial. HydraFacial treatments use gentle and powerful technologies to cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize, and nourish your skin. As a result, it improves the appearance of dark spots, skin damage, and mild to moderate signs of aging. HydraFacial is personalized to your specific goals, and if you want to lessen your dark spots, talk to your skin specialist at Skinvolution Laser and Vein Center.
It is recommended to get a series of chemical peels to shed the top layer of damaged cells, including sunspots. A chemical peel involves a gentle acid solution applied to your face. Over the next few days, your damaged skin cells decrease and give your skin a fresh start. This treatment is available at different levels of intensity.
The benefit of a chemical peel goes far beyond sunspot removal. Following the chemical peel, you notice a significant improvement in fine lines and wrinkles. As a result, new skin will be firmer and healthier. In addition, sunspots and other skin issues that contribute to an uneven
texture will also be reduced.
A laser sunspot treatment is perfect for revitalizing your skin and helping get rid of dark spots. As a plus, lasers are also great for dealing with pigmentation from acne and traumatic scars. In laser sun spot treatment, a pulse of a focused energy beam is used to supercharge the spots that have changed color due to sunlight.
The melanin on your face is responsible for sun and dark spots, and a laser sunspot treatment reacts with the melanin on your face. The energy and light break up the melanin and help you gain a more even-toned and renewed look. Laser sunspot removal treatment beams are highly focused and only inflict damage on the melanin that has been concentrated in certain spots.
Laser sunspot removal generally takes about 20-30 minutes, but the treatment duration depends on the spots’ extent and severity. For example, you may only need 3-4 sessions of laser treatments, but in some cases, more sessions are needed to remove the dark spots from your face completely.
Laser treatment does not have major side effects, but there may be some redness or discoloration for a few days. Laser sunspot removal recovery is generally around 2 days, but it can extend up to one week, depending on the extent of the sunspots.
It is important to take care of your skin after the sunspot treatment. Directly after treatment, do not scrub or get a facial and be gentle with your skin. Above all, it is critical to use sunscreen of 30 SPF or higher.
Dark spots are a direct result of UV exposure. You can eliminate these dark spots on your face with laser treatment, chemical peels, HydraFacial, and many other treatments. You do not need to live with unsightly dark spots on your skin.
To learn more about removing dark spots on your face, hands, or arms, contact SkinVolution Laser & Vein Center in Glendale, AZ. You can schedule a consultation or book a visit by calling 623-244-1902 or visiting our website at https://skinvolutionaz.com.