Have an unsightly spot on your skin caused by the sun? Have sun damaged skin? It happens to many of us, especially those who spend time in the sun on a regular basis.
Sun spots and damage can lead to darkening of the skin in areas on the face, neck, arms, and other exposed areas. It can create uneven skin tone that won’t fade like a tan does.
The good news is you can improve and revitalize your skin using the PicoSure laser and our photorejuvenation laser skin care services.
But, before we get too far ahead of ourselves, let’s take a closer look at sun spots, sun damage, and answer common questions about these common skin care issues:
What Are Sun Spots?
Sun spots, also referred to as age spots, are relatively harmless darkened spots that appear on the skin. They appear on sun exposed areas, most commonly on your face, neck, and hands. These darkened spots are a sign of skin damage.
Exposure to the sun can also create irregular pigmentation of the skin, causing it to look uneven, discolored, or blotchy.
The Sun Spot Removal Process
Sun spots are not permanent when treated. They can be removed. The number of treatments required depends on the number, size, and color of the sun spots.
During each treatment, we will provide you with goggles to protect your eyes, cleanse your skin, apply gel to your skin and use the PicoSure laser. The laser will send pulses to your skin that feel like a small pinch.
After each sun spot removal treatment, you can expect your skin to have some redness for the first 24-48 hours. Some sun spots may appear darker initially. This is normal and the discoloration will fade.
How to Remove Sun Spots on Your Face – The PicoSure Laser!
How? Revitalize your skin and eliminate sun damage with PicoSure. At Precision Laser using this best in class laser we can remove or minimize:
- Sun spots
- Age spots
- Liver spots
- Uneven skin tone
- Brown patches
- Freckles and other pigmentation issues
What Causes Sun Spots?
Repeated exposure to the sun is the leading cause of sun spots. Even if you are thorough with applying sunscreen, over time, prolonged exposure to the sun can cause sun spots to appear.
Are Sun Spots a Sign of Cancer?
Your skin will change as you age. Sun spots are very common. While most new sun spots are nothing to worry about, it is a good idea to have any areas of concern checked by a dermatologist, just to be on the safe side. They could be a sign of cancer or other skin issues.
How Do You Avoid Sun Spots?
Take the following steps if you want to avoid new sun spots from developing:
- Limit your exposure to the sun
- Always wear sunscreen when going outdoors – don’t forget to put it on your hands
- Wear a hat and protective clothing
- Stay out of the sun during peak hours (10am – 2pm)
Even with these precautions, age spots and sun spots can still damage your skin.
Book a Free Skin Care Consultation
Our professionally trained laser technicians at Precision Laser Skin Care will help you choose the best treatments and products to keep your skin looking younger and healthier. Book a skincare appointment today!