Say Goodbye to Sun Spots
Have you noticed small, flat, brown spots appearing on your skin? These hyperpigmentation or sunspots often appear on the face caused by years of exposure to sunlight. Although not a health concern, sun spots on the face can be embarrassing, especially when they increase in size or grow darker over time.
At Oasis Dermatology, we bring back your youthful days with our sunspot removal solutions. We also recommend treatments for sunspot prevention. Get in touch with our team and discover the best suited treatment to sun spots on your skin.
Reverse Sun Damaged Skin
Undo Sun Damage and Skin Discoloration
For years the only option for sun spots was to ignore them. At Oasis Dermatology we have cutting-edge technology that can lessen the appearance of sun damage and age spots.
Depending on the severity, some patients may benefit from one treatment while others need more to achieve their results. In every case, we provide a custom tailored treatment plan to help you achieve clear, vibrant skin.
Treating Sun Damage on the Face and Skin
At Oasis Dermatology, we offer effective procedures to treat and reduce the appearance of sunspots on your skin. The appropriate treatment will be discussed during your initial consultation. Here are the most common treatments we perform to treat sun damage on face and skin.
Chemical peels improve sun damage on skin by removing the outer layers of skin and revealing a fresh and healthy one underneath. This treatment encourages the growth of a new band of collagen, giving way to a smoother and blemish-free face and skin. Chemical peels can be a one-time or a series of treatments.
Laser resurfacing is an effective treatment to reduce age spots, freckles, and other skin damage. The laser light works as it penetrates the tissue and then it’s absorbed by the blood or the melanin. As the body heals naturally, it removes the injured and pigmented issue to pave way for a more youthful appearance.
IPL works similar to the laser procedure. They only differ on the type of light used. IPL uses a broadband pulsed light source to target damaged skin. After three to four sessions, you will notice minimized discoloration and reduced sun spots. The Intense Pulsed Laser also improves redness, broken veins, and skin texture.
Microdermabrasion is a treatment that exfoliates your skin to reduce damaged skin and treat age spots. Like chemical peels, it removes the outer layer of the skin by gently spraying fine crystals to your skin. This procedure gets rid of the aging cells and stimulates new cell growth. Each session lasts 45 minutes.
Things You May Want to Know
SUN SPOTS FAQS
Who is at risk of age spots?
All ages and skin types can be affected, but others are more susceptible. As the name suggests, age spots begin to appear as people age. It typically affects those over 40 years old. Sunspots are also more visible on fair skin.
Are sunspots cancerous?
Sun spots are typically harmless and treatments are usually for cosmetic purposes. However, it’s best to consult a doctor if you notice the following changes:
✓ If the size is growing fast
✓ If the spots are becoming darker
✓ If it has irregular border
✓ If there are multi-colors
✓ It there is itching, redness, pain, or bleeding
Contact Dr. Ahluwalia for a consultation. We’ll help you address your skin concerns.
What causes age spots or sun spots?
Sunspots are caused by overexposure to the sun. The UV rays of the sun stimulates pigment producing cells in the skin, accelerating melanin production. Over the years, they accumulate and appear as brown spots as you age.
How do you prevent sun spots on skin?
The key to preventing sun spots is limiting your sun exposure. When going outdoors, don’t forget to apply sunscreen 15-30 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply every 2- 3 hours. Avoid going out between 10am to 2pm when the sun’s rays are most intense.