Age spots can be unsightly and, in such cases, age spot removal might be appropriate. Age spots, also known as skin lentigines or sun spots, are flat, brownish-splotchy areas of skin.
These hyperpigmented spots of skin can appear spontaneously on the back of the hands, neck and face of people who are 40 and older. Fortunately, age spots are harmless. The biggest concern is often simply the fact that they can be a sign of aging. Age spot removal can help you keep your youthful appearance.
Chemical peels and intense pulsed light treatments are among the best age spot remover treatments.
One chemical peel procedure that can be used as an age spot remover is the Obagi Blue Peel. This peel helps restore a tighter, smoother, more radiant look to the skin. The active ingredient in the Obagi Blue Peel is trichloroacetic acid, which is mixed with the patented Blue Base from Obagi.
The age spot removal process using this peel takes less than an hour and can usually be done without sedation. After the procedure, it takes 7 to 10 days for your skin to heal, and your skin’s appearance should continue to improve for the ensuing 4 to 6 weeks.
IPL Photo Facial, or intense pulsed light can also be used as an age spot remover. This treatment can be very effective – offering dramatic skin brightening results – and is often used to help restore the skin’s youthful appearance.
Age spot removal using this technique is quick, gentle, and non-invasive. It improves the appearance of skin through a process called photorejuvenation for the face and body. A broad spectrum light is used to treat the face, chest, neck and hands and produce an overall more even, luminous, younger looking skin.
This age spot removal process is popular because it requires no down time, has a low risk of side effects, and patients are able to see dramatic results within a very short time.
To learn more about removing age spots, contact us at (972) 620-3223 to schedule a complimentary skin consultation. Be sure to join our Facebook and Twitter community to stay updated on a daily basis about the latest cosmetic trends and procedures.