What are sun spots?
Sun spots, also known as age or liver spots, are painless patchy discolorations of skin. Although these brown or black spots aren’t harmful to skin, they can be very irritating, and many people don’t like the way they look on their skin. If you do notice an unusual brown spot on your skin, be sure to monitor it for any changes in size and color. If the spot does grow in size or change in color, schedule an appointment with a dermatologist as soon as possible.
What causes sun spots?
Sun spots are caused by excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. UV rays accelerate the production of melanin, which gives skin its brown pigmentation. Brown spots result from overactive pigment cells and melanin being grouped together in higher concentrations. Melanin tends to develop in small circles in a concentrated area. Age spots commonly appear on the face, chest, shoulders and arms because those areas of the body get the most sun exposure.
How does Ananda Medical Aesthetics treat sun spots?
Facial rejuvenation, a 30-minute, non-invasive laser treatment
Chemical peels, which exfoliate the surface of the skin for smoother texture and improved radiance*
HydraFacial, a 30-minute invigorating treatment that cleanses, hydrates, and moisturizes the face
PRP skin therapy, which uses platelet rich plasma to stimulate new collagen growth in the skin*
Facial rejuvenation is a relatively simple procedure that only takes about 30 minutes. It is non-surgical and you should not experience much discomfort. When the laser is emitted, you may feel a sensation like a rubber band snapping on your skin. The dark pigments on your patches will absorb the light and your spots should start to reduce or come off in just a few days.*
Laser skin renewal aftercare
Ananda Medical Aesthetics also provides post care instructions after your sun spot removal treatment. Following the detailed instructions provided by one of our skin experts is essential for achieving the best result possible.* Our evidence-based home care routines can help your skin stay healthy for years to come!*