4 Ways to Eliminate Sunspots to Achieve Your Flawless Fall & Winter Complexion
If you spent your summer relaxing by the pool or frolicking in the waves, chances are you can home with a healthy-looking tan and perhaps a few new sunspots. While solar lentigines, the technical term for sunspots, are completely harmless, they can impact your appearance by blemishing the skin and increasing the appearance of aging.
Rather than waiting for them to fade, new cosmetic dermatology treatments give patients options to remove these unwanted blemishes and regain even skin tone. Consider these popular professional treatments for eliminating sunspots. Ready to learn more? Contact New Orleans dermatologist Dr. Coleman to get started.
Best known for providing customized exfoliation via acidic compounds, chemical peels are among the most popular skin rejuvenation procedures available. For hyperpigmentation, such as sunspots, the chemical peel formula is used to exfoliate away the upper layers of skin where the blemish has occurred and reveal healthy, clear skin.
Similar to a chemical peel, microdermabrasion is a form of advanced exfoliation designed to remove dead or damaged skin layers. This powerful treatment helps to reveal the healthy skin found below the surface. The key difference between microdermabrasion and a chemical peel lies in how the treatment is performed. Rather than turning to chemical exfoliants, microdermabrasion uses a uniquely designed applicator to slough away dead skin. This mechanical approach means there is very little downtime or recovery needed – most patients return to their routines almost immediately with minimal tenderness or redness.
Fractional laser resurfacing uses a targeted approach to treat hyperpigmentation. As the name suggests, this form of facial rejuvenation uses laser energy to destroy those skin cells that have been damaged by the sun. By targeting individual cells rather than treating skin across the entire face, surrounding healthy tissue is left untouched. Furthermore, laser resurfacing helps stimulate the body’s natural healing process – leaving patients with healthy, smooth skin once healed.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
As powerful as a laser, but using multiple wavelengths of light, intense pulsed light therapy takes a targeted approach to eliminating sunspots. Rather than applying single wavelength lasers to facial skin, this procedure uses a hand-held device to deliver high energy wide-wavelength light onto the skin, breaking up unwanted pigmentation.
IPL is highly effective for treating sun-damaged skin and is so gentle that you won’t have to miss work.
Interested? Call our New Orleans Dermatologist to Get Started
Getting rid of unwanted sunspots has never been simpler. Explore your options and find the perfect solution for your skin by scheduling a visit to Etre Cosmetic Dermatology and Laser Center. During your visit, our New Orleans dermatologist can help you identify the best treatment for your skin. Call 504-227-3873 today to schedule your consultation!