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Sunspots, also called liver spots or age spots, are a natural occurrence. They can affect anybody, but they are more frequent in fair-skinned people and those over the age of 40. The presence of sunspots, solar lentigines, or freckles on the skin is benign but unsightly to many people, making them self-conscious and uncomfortable. 

Sunspots come in a range of shapes and sizes. Usually, they appear where you’ve been most exposed to the sun, like your face, arms, and the back of your hands. Actual sunspots are noncancerous and harmless, although they may be treated for cosmetic reasons. In order to manage sunspots, you can rely on treatments like chemical peels, photo facials (IPL), and laser treatments.

Liquid nitrogen is used to cure raised, scaly, or crusty brown spots and moles that are too dense to react to laser therapy. Please book an appointment with our clinic for a quick evaluation if you are uncertain about the best treatment for you.

Do you want to learn more about sunspots on the skin, how to prevent them, and how to treat them? Read below!

Can Sunspots be Prevented?

The only way to prevent sunspots is to limit your exposure to UVA and UVB rays. To start, avoid going out in the middle of the day when the UV rays are strongest—between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. If you must go out, don’t forget to apply sunscreen before heading outdoors and reapply it as directed. Yes, sunscreen needs to be reapplied for it to work! You can also use makeup with SPF to ensure you’re protected. Finally, your clothes are one of the best shields against UV rays—wearing a hat can do wonders to protect your face. 

How the Treatments Work

Intense Pulse Light (IPL). The IPL laser’s light is absorbed by the skin, causing a heating reaction that stimulates collagen production and rejuvenates the skin. Collagen development can enhance the elasticity and health of your skin. It will also heal the skin’s blemishes that you would otherwise have to deal with, such as age spots and acne.

Alexandrite Laser Treatment. The Alexandrite Laser uses an alexandrite crystal to emit focused light energy. This light treats pigmentation, brown spots, and birthmarks by targeting pigmented areas and causing them to break up and fade away.

Chemical Peels. When an acid solution is applied to sunspots, the skin peels away, allowing new skin to grow. Chemical peels can trigger a painful burning sensation that lasts a few minutes. As you recover, pain relief and cold compresses will help with discomfort.

Is this treatment for you? Contact Zap Laser Center to find out!