A common sign of sun damage that can make you look older than you are are sunspots. Also referred to as age spots, these small patches of discolored skin are caused by excess melanin. At Luminous Vein Care and Aesthetics in Plano, Texas, Ammar Hindi and his team of aesthetic experts offer customized treatments to reduce the appearance of age spots and also help you protect your skin from future sun damage. Call the practice or make an appointment online today.
Sunspots are benign patches of discoloration on your skin. They’re sometimes referred to as age spots or liver spots because they tend to show up as you get older and are a reddish-brown color. Age spots are clusters of melanin cells and are most likely to develop on your face and on the backs of your hands.
These spots can also form on other parts of your body that are frequently exposed to the sun. The UV rays in sunlight damage your skin cells and cause excess melanin to form. In fact, a suntan is the first sign of sun damage.
At Luminous Vein Care and Aesthetics, Dr. Hindi and his team offer both state-of-the-art treatments to reduce the appearance of age spots and topical creams that can help fade discoloration and protect your skin from future damage.
IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light treatment, uses pulses of broad-spectrum light to penetrate your skin and break up the patch of excess pigmentation. The light heats the pigment and damages the cells. Then, your age spot temporarily becomes darker before it flakes away leaving you with an even complexion.
Laser skin rejuvenation can also reduce your age spots. It’s similar to IPL treatments, but uses a specific wavelength of light energy to target and break up your discolored skin cells.
Dr. Hindi can also prescribe topical creams such as hydroquinone and retinoids to fade your age spots. Topical treatments may take more time to achieve your optimal results than laser treatments. You may also consider chemical peels or microdermabrasion.
You can reduce your risk of developing age spots by taking care of your skin by doing the following:
Call Luminous Vein Care and Aesthetics or schedule a consultation online today to learn more about how you can get rid of age spots and enhance your appearance.