Chronic, cumulative damage from the sun isn’t responsible only for wrinkles, dry skin and fine lines, it’s also the culprit behind those unsightly sun spots — also known as age spots, brown spots, or liver spots. No matter what you call them, skin that has unprotected exposure to the sun, including the face, neck, hands, and arms — may develop brown, freckle-like spots and patches. These spots typically start popping up on the skin with age, leading them to commonly be referred to as ‘age spots’.
Deciphering the Options for Treating Age Spots on Face & Body
Evaluating which treatments for sun spot removal are best can be confusing — especially with so many options available. You may have heard about treatments including IPL Laser Treatment (Intense Pulsed Light), Fraxel, Microneedling, Chemical Peels as well as topical products that can help reduce the appearance of brown spots on your face and body. Realistically, the best choice for treating sun spots depends on many variables, including the extent of the damage, skin type, how many treatments you have time for, down time, budget, and more.
If you’ve begun to notice dark spots on your skin, don’t fret — there are several medically advanced treatment options available. Many of the procedures offer additional benefits, such as tightening, toning, and rejuvenating the skin, while other services pinpoint targeted trouble areas. To help you navigate through all of the treatment options and consider which one may be best for you, Tribeca MedSpa’s Senior Medical Aesthetician has outlined the differences between treatments and points you should consider when evaluating your options.
As always, when considering any medically advanced skincare treatment, we advise starting with a Complimentary Consultation to have an experienced medical aesthetician asses your skin, concerns and desired outcome so that you can see the results you expect from a customized treatment plan.