Spending time in the sun can create a beautiful glow, but after years of excess sun exposure, signs of skin damage can start to show. This is because UV rays can actually speed or worsen the effects of aging, leading to concerns like wrinkles, lines, and sun spots.
Sun spots, also known as “age spots” or “liver spots,” look like darkened patches of skin, and they’re caused by an overproduction of melanin as your skin attempts to protect itself from the sun. While sun spots are generally benign and not a cause for concern, many people want to eliminate them to achieve a more youthful, even-toned complexion.
For those wanting to get rid of sun spots, our team at the Polacek Center for Plastic Surgery offers some of the most effective treatments available, including prescriptive-strength skin care, medical-grade chemical peels, and advanced laser treatments. Beth Walker, our licensed medical aesthetician, works closely with each patient to determine the best treatment plan for their unique needs, which may include one or more of the following.
- Prescriptive-Strength Skin Care: A customized skin care regimen with Obagi Nu-Derm Fx® products can help treat age-related skin concerns while preventing future ones from developing.
- Medical-Grade Chemical Peels: A carefully selected SkinMedica®chemical peel can rejuvenate skin by removing dull or damaged cells. As this takes effect, the healthier, younger skin underneath is revealed.
- Fraxel® Dual Laser Resurfacing: Through its powerful, two-wavelength system, Fraxel® Dual is able to stimulate the maximum amount of collagen and elasticity. It addresses surface concerns like hyperpigmentation while addressing deeper concerns, as well, like fine lines and wrinkles.
- Clear + Brilliant® Fractional Laser Resurfacing: During a Clear + Brilliant® treatment, the advanced laser energy targets the outer skin to create a more even tone and texture. The technology helps to brighten and smooth skin, making it an ideal treatment for hyperpigmentation caused by the sun.
In addition to these innovative treatment options, Beth recommends patients take certain steps to prevent sun damage when outside. This includes covering up with clothing like a wide-brimmed hat and wearing sunscreen, such as our physical-blocking, medical-grade sunscreen products.
Do you want to diminish unwanted sun spots on your skin? Schedule an appointment with Beth for a one-on-one consultation to discuss your concerns. With over 20 years of experience, she is proficient in a wide range of non-surgical aesthetic treatments. She will create a custom treatment plan to address your individual concerns and help you achieve the beautiful skin you desire.