Sun Spot Treatment
Sun spots are simply another name for “age spots” or “brown spots.” These common skin discolorations are also referred to as lentigos (or solar lentigines) by dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons.
Understanding Sun Spots
Sun spots usually appear on your skin as you get older, showing up in areas that have been frequently exposed to the sun. Your skin contains a substance called melanin pigment that absorbs sunlight and helps to protect your skin from ultraviolet (UV) rays.
Unfortunately, as you age, your skin’s natural ability to filter out UV rays begins to degrade, leading to the development of age spots.
Treating Age and Sun Spots
Today, sun spots and age spots can be effectively treated through several different cosmetic skin procedures, including:
- Laser skin treatments – Lasers are the treatment method of choice for removing age, sun, or brown spots on your skin. Treatment usually involves two or more sessions to completely remove the spots.
- Chemical peels – These non-surgical chemical treatments are used to exfoliate your skin, dissolving the upper layers of tissue and clearing away dead skin cells. As your tissue dissolves, a wound is formed on your skin, stimulating your body’s natural healing response and causing brand new tissue to emerge, rejuvenating your appearance.
- Microdermabrasion – This method removes the damaged external layers of your skin, ridding you of sun spots and improving the appearance of acne scars, blemishes, and fine lines. We use the innovative DiamondTome microdermabrasion wand at our practice to leave your skin clear and fresh.
If you have noticed sun spots and age spots starting to appear on your skin, there is no reason you should resign yourself to the effects of sun damage. Schedule a consultation with us today to find out how you can eliminate age spots and other skin imperfections with our innovative treatments.
Not everyone is a good candidate for every type of procedure. We can discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each option with you in relation to your current skin condition. No matter what your skin problems are, we can help you find a solution that provides you with beautiful, youthful results.
If you have further questions about sun spot and age spot treatment, please contact our experienced cosmetic skin treatment team today to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Hamrah. Nova SurgiCare serves patients in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington D.C.