There are many different types of brown spots that can occur on the skin. These include freckles, solar lentigines(sunspots) and flat or raised keratosis. These all occur because of sun damage and most appear on the hands, face and neck where the skin is exposed the most to the sun. Today we focus on solar lentigines(sunspots) and the different treatments available to help diminish these spots.
Chemical peels are a great treatment option for sun spots. The winter is a perfect time to receive these treatments. The peel can reverse sun damage and also diminish fine lines and wrinkles – an added bonus! The chemical peel is a procedure where a chemical solution is applied to the skin which makes the top layer peel off and new skin is revealed underneath. Expect a 5-7 day recovery where the skin will peel and flake away. The winter is a great time for this treatment because the patient will not be in direct sunlight during the recovery.
Laser resurfacing is another option to diminish sun spots. Fraxel skin resurfacing is offered in the salon. This procedure uses fractional laser technology that helps your skin look younger and newer. The treatment stimulates the natural healing process to generate new, smooth skin after eliminating dead skin cells. Patients typically notice results within days after treatment. Maximum results are achieved with 35 treatments spaced 46 weeks apart.
Skin Pen is also available in the spa. Skin Pen is a minimally invasive treatment performed in an office setting. The procedure stimulates your skin’s natural ability to heal itself. The best part about this procedure – there is little to no downtime, can be used on most skin types and all parts of your body. This is a great option to help get rid of sun spots on your hands, face and arms.
Give us a call and we can help you decide which treatment is best for your skin type and sun spots.