Ahh, the sun… there is nothing like basking in its rays to lift up your spirit. Yes, the sun can be awesome and energizing and positively uplifting, but there are a few things a sun-lover should consider before stepping outside. First, while soaking up the sun’s rays has its benefits, it also has its dangers. Case in point: skin damage, which can range from a simple sunburn to sunspots to skin cancer. 

If you are like many Americans who have telltale brown spots on your skin due to sun exposure, you may wonder how you can get rid of them. Advances in cosmetic technology have provided new noninvasive options for eliminating those summer brown spots.

Ways to Eliminate Summer Brown Spots

First, are the growths you see on your skin sunspots or are they moles or other types of skin growths? Sunspots are flat, brown spots that develop on the exposed areas of your skin such as your face, hands, shoulders, and arms. They develop due to melanin production as a response to sun exposure or UV exposure from tanning beds or lights.

Also known as liver spots, they are actually pretty harmless. However, they can affect your physical appearance and make you look significantly older. Brown sunspots can make you look prematurely aged. It’s rare to find very young people with sunspots, which is why these skin growths are associated with older people.

Fortunately, you do not have to live with sunspots. Sun damage can be reversed with the use of cosmetic treatments that remove damaged skin cells. The result is new smooth, spot-free, youthful-looking skin.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Laser Therapy

IPL laser therapy or photorejuvenation is an innovative, painless treatment for many different skin issues, including sunspots, hyperpigmentation, and even large pores. It utilizes short pulses of light that produce heat to penetrate deep into the dermis and break down melanin cells that cause skin discoloration. The intense light triggers collagen production, which improves skin tone and restores your youthful complexion. This cosmetic procedure entails flaking off of the treated skin for a week to reveal a more youthful glow.

Microdermabrasion

The cosmetic procedure is safe, simple, and effective in exfoliating the outer layer of the skin where the brown sunspots are located. During the procedure dead skin cells that make your skin look dull are removed to reveal new skin that is smooth. It is a quick procedure that encourages the production of collagen. Not only does it remove sunspots, but it also removes fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and enlarged pores. Microdermabrasion requires no downtime, allowing you to return to work or school the next day.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are performed using professional-grade acid (trichloroacetic, salicylic, or glycolic acids) to exfoliate your skin, resulting in total rejuvenation. It is recommended for people with stubborn skin issues and is best used in conjunction with microdermabrasion for a more dramatic effect. Chemical peels are highly customizable, and can be superficial, medium, and deep peels.

Sun Spots Treatment in New Jersey

At Iorio Plastic Surgery & Medspa, we specialize in skin treatments that give you a more youthful appearance and greater confidence. Our skin care services include IPL therapy, chemical peels, advanced facials and microdermabrasion – procedures that are very effective at safely removing those unsightly brown sun spots.

To schedule your free consultation, call Iorio Plastic Surgery & Medspa at (732) 780-9191 for Colts Neck, New Jersey, or (732) 458-7400 for Brick, New Jersey. You can also use our secure online form. Our friendly staff looks forward to serving you!

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