How do I get rid of my icky sun spots? Here’s how!
Step 1: Begin with a chemical peel – Starting with a chemical peel is the best way to begin the treatment of sun spots. Jessner’s, TCA and salicylic acid peels are some of the best peels to undergo when seeking treatment for sun spots. We offer these fantastic peels at Skin NV, so book your appointment today!
Step 2: Add a light-based treatment – By light-based treatment, we mean a process such as a photofacial or a fractionalized laser procedure, depending on your skin type. For example, a photofacial is great for lighter colored skin while a fractionalized laser treatment is more effective for all skin types. Not sure which skin-type category you fall under? Give us a call at Skin NV and we would be glad to schedule a free consultation with you.
Step 3: Alternate treatments bi-weekly – Consistency is how results are obtained and sticking with an effective skin routine is no different. Switching between a chemical peels and light-based treatment every 2-3 weeks is recommended to help reach the pigment in different ways. Why is this? Chemical peels help to shed the outer layer of skin and photofacials (fractionalized lasers) help reach deeper pigmentation.
Step 4: Include topical products – Using a prescription grade tropical treatment is important because it will help to keep the sun spots in a dormant stage. Prevention is important when dealing with sun spots because melanin and sun spots have memory that allows them to return if they are not deterred by medical means.
Step 5: Set up schedule for maintenance – Chemical peel maintenance about every 6-8 weeks with added light-based treatments about one to two times a year will help to keep the skin bright and void of any unwanted sun spots!
Step 6: Emphasize the importance of sun protection – Many of our blogs end by stressing the extreme importance of using sunscreen and this one is no different. Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen! Healthy treatment and prevention of sunspots and additional unwanted sun damage can all be helped by use of consistent and healthy doses of a quality sunscreen of 30 SPF or higher.
We hope these few simple steps will help you to treat and evaluate what your sun spot correction routine can consist of. If you have any additional questions please do not hesitate in contacting our office. We love what we do because of how the results make our clients feel. When you reach your skin care goals and see a more vibrant, youthful and radiant you, we feel great too – give us a call at 813.839.4141!