Spending time outside in the sunshine is one of the biggest perks of the summer. Unfortunately, come fall, the ill effects of spending lots of time out in the sun have usually begun to show for most people.
Sunspots and freckles tend to form and darken in the summer, even if you were careful not to get sunburned. As your summer skin starts to fade in the fall, these spots become more and more obvious.
Sunspots leave some people feeling self conscious and uncomfortable. The good news is there are a few easy ways to reduce the visibility of sunspots even after they’ve already formed.
Reducing the Visibility of Sun Damage on Your Skin
If you’re looking to undo the damage done to your skin over the summer, you have a few options to consider.
1. IPL Treatments
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) skin treatments can be used to rejuvenate skin in a number of ways. The treatments, which typically take place in a medical spa office, are popular when it comes to removing age spots or dark skin spots caused by exposure to the sun. IPL treatments are a popular choice because they require no downtime, can be completed quickly and provide noticeable results in a short period of time.
2. Chemical Peels
Chemical peels are another form of in-office skincare treatment that can be used to treat sun spots and repair sun damaged skin. Typically used for the face, neck and chest, chemical peels offer fast results. In most cases, you will see improvement after just one peel, with more noticeable improvements occurring after each subsequent treatment. Like IPL treatments, they are fast and require little to no downtime.
Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, is another in-office skin treatment that can be used to treat sun spots and repair sun damaged skin. Microneedling results are undeniable! Additional products may be infused during the treatment for enhanced improvement in not only brown spots, but also improvement of fine lines, wrinkles, and even acne. Micro-needling has little to no downtime and is appropriate for all skin types.
4. Skincare Products
For at-home sun damage repair, SkinMedica’s line of skincare products is the way to go. In addition to offering sun protection products for your skin, SkinMedica also offers products to help you rejuvenate, moisturize and brighten your skin. These products can help you to rekindle your skin’s healthy look while moisturizing and decreasing fine lines and wrinkles. They are a great choice if you’re looking for a do-it-yourself solution to help you get your skin back on track after the summer has taken its toll.
Eliminate Your Unwanted Sun Spots
It is incredibly important to do what you can to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays during the summer. (Check out these great summer skincare tips for a few easy ways to keep your skin healthy during the summer months!) If, despite your best efforts, you are starting to notice sun damage on your skin, now is the time to take action!
Don’t let those sun spots make you feel self conscious anymore! These three great options can help to reduce the appearance of sunspots quickly and easily so you can get back to looking and feeling your best.
Find out which sunspot removal treatment is right for you! Schedule a consultation at Garcia Plastic & Hand Surgery today! During your appointment, we will evaluate your sun damaged skin and help you to determine which treatment option is right for you.
Have questions or want to schedule your appointment over the phone? Give us a call today at 518-793-0475.