How to Remove/Correct Sunspots on the Skin

Most anti-aging treatments tend to circle around sun care and wrinkle-reducing creams for the face and neck. Unfortunately, many people neglect the areas around their chest and hands, leading to more sun spots popping up. Although these brown spots are mostly harmless, studies show that they often impact the perception of age.

Professional Treatment for Sun Spots

There are a few things that you can do to help get rid of those stubborn spots. Here are the recommended treatments that should be performed by a skin care professional:

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)

IPL uses pulses of light energy that reach deep into the skin to treat sunspots. It works by heating the skin and killing the melanin that causes the spots to become discolored. IPL treatments take about 30 minutes and cause little to no pain. It can take a couple of sessions for people to see significant results from IPL treatment, but this varies from person to person.

Skin Rejuvenation

Skin rejuvenation is a cosmetic treatment aimed at improving the appearance and health of your skin. Whether from too much time in the sun, the general effects of aging, or your genetics, your skin tone and texture may not be quite what you want.

This advanced laser tool is equipped with an intense-pulsed light (IPL™) laser that directs short, concentrated pulsating beams of light at your skin to remove the damage layer by layer.

The laser rejuvenation system at DERMABARE is also equipped with ClearLift, which is a high-speed roller used for non-ablative skin resurfacing, which means it doesn’t damage the surface of your skin, so there’s no downtime, as well as a Pixel laser for anti-aging treatments.

Prevention of Sunspots

You can prevent spots from appearing on your face by limiting the amount of UVA and UVB rays that you expose your skin to. You can prevent sunspots on your face by:

  • Apply sunscreen before going outside and reapply every two hours.
  • Avoiding the sun from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • It is also important to choose makeup that contains sunscreen.
  • Cover up with protective clothing and hats when you go outdoors in order to keep the sun off your skin.

Always Protect Your Melanin!

Some people are more susceptible to developing dark spots on their faces because they have more melanin in their skin. If you have some dark spots on your skin, it may be more difficult to treat them with IPL treatment because of your skin type. You may be at risk for skin complications if you have more than one or more brown spots on your skin.

Always consult a skin care specialist before committing to any treatment.

Need to correct your sunspots? Call DERMABARE at 949-545-6600, or book online with us today.