If you have sunspots that are developing or that have matured on your skin and you don’t enjoy seeing them, there are solutions for getting rid of them or reducing them. Sunspots develop on the skin when skin is unprotected and exposed to sunlight. This can also depend on your genetics. Some people are just more prone to sunspots. Unfortunately, to treat sunspots it takes time and dedication. Sunspots are light to dark brown and lay flat on the skin. Sunspots generally appear on the face, chest, hands and even on the shoulders. UFP Aesthetics offers the best skin care and treatments to our patients all ranging from minimally invasive to no downtime at all. These treatments also target more than just sunspots, individuals will see an improvement on the overall look and feel of their skin.
Medical Grade Skincare Products for Pigmentation
Investing in good skincare products is not only crucial to healthy skin, but also helps protect your skin following treatment and prevent from further damage. In other words, good skincare protects your investment and keeps your skin healthier for years to come. There are several skincare products that can lighten dark spots and improve the overall appearance of the skin over time. Also, if you are not currently applying sunscreen to your face and neck, now is the time to start. UV damage is the #1 cause of aging. Sunscreen will protect your skin against UVA (aging) and UVB (burning) rays and will ultimately prevent those sunspots from occurring in the first place.
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BBL (Broad Band Light) Spot Treatment
Broadband Light (BBL) is a non-blative light laser technolog that is used to treat discolorations in the skin. This non-invasive and non-abrasive rejuvenation treatment targets skin conditions associated with sun damage, aging, hyperpigmentation, acne, broken capillaries, rosacea and redness.
BBL requires more than one treatment to be most effective, with about 2-6 treatments on average. There is no real recovery time with this treatment, but the pigment being targeted each time will begin to surface and get darker over the next 1-2 weeks and flake off. Results become more apparent after each treatment and pigment will become lighter and lighter. BBL technology also stimulates collagen in the skin and improves the health of skin cells with how they continue to age. BBL photofacial is not recommended on darker skin types and usually other treatments like chemical peels may be recommended.
Chemical peels come in different strengths and are customized to each individual to treat their specific needs. In this case, sunspots. A chemical peel works by using a chemical exfoliant to remove damaged layers of the skin. Just like most sunspot removal treatments, chemical peels also work best when done in a series of treatments. The average number of peels that an individual can expect to need is anywhere from 3-6.
The amount of recovery time needed following a peel depends on how superficial the peel is. Following treatment, the skin will appear red almost like a light sunburn. Peeling can be expected to begin over the next 1-3 days. With deeper, more superficial peeling can last up to seven days. Underneath the peeling skin the underlying skin will appear slightly pink and healthier. It is normal for the dark spots to appear lighter with each peel, this means that the dark spots are coming to the surface. After a chemical peel treatment, individuals will notice their dark spots begin to improve along with skin texture.
Laser resurfacing is the most invasive treatment used to treat sunspots. These types of treatments typically require 1 or 2 treatments but do require some social downtime. Our laser resurfacing treatments that we offer at UPF range from Moxi, Nano Laser Peel, Halo laser resurfacing treatment, and Contour TRL. We have a variety of non-ablative to ablative laser treatments that we are able to customize for each individual’s skin damage and needs.
Moxi is our newest laser treatment at UFP Aesthetics. This treatment is best for those who are in a younger demographic with early signs of aging or would just like a light resurfacing treatments. There really is no downtime with Moxi, but the skin does need to be protected heavily following treatment and will feel like sandpaper for about a week. It is best done in a series for optimal results and will sometimes be paired with BBL for those who have more pigmentation.
The Halo Hybrid Fractional laser is the first laser capable of delivering two different laser wavelengths at the same time. These treatments typically require 2 treatments but are less painful and recovery is slightly faster than a traditional fractional CO2 laser. This laser has the capability of treating at a lighter to deeper level and is primarily done on those who have more advanced sun damage and aging concerns.
When treating sunspots, it is crucial to be on a good at home regimen along with receiving treatments. Continuing good skin care and sun protection is vital to maintaining clear and healthy skin once you have reversed some of that damage. UFP Aesthetics master aestheticians have years of education and experience when it comes to treating various skin concerns. For more information about sunspot removal and exploring skin care treatments for your age , please contact Utah Facial Plastic’s for a consultation at (801)776-2220.