When old sun damage begins coming to the surface of your skin in the form of age spots (also commonly referred to as sun spots), it can be a little alarming to say the least. As age spots get larger and darker, they become impossible to cover with makeup and leave your formerly clear complexion looking blemished and much older than before. Luckily, the state-of-the-art med spa services we offer at Wright Surgical Arts are highly effective at zapping those age spots into oblivion. Here are four of your best options:
CO2 Laser Resurfacing
CO2 laser resurfacing is a non-invasive but powerful laser facial that can be customized and calibrated to suit your unique skin and goals. CO2 laser resurfacing can be very effective at fading age spots quickly, while also plumping and firming your skin and improving your skin’s overall texture for a more youthful and clear glow. There is some downtime involved, with most clients requiring anywhere from 4 to 14 days to recover, depending on the intensity of the specific procedure you opt for. CO2 laser resurfacing offers some of the most dramatic and quick anti-aging results you can find without surgery.
Chemical peels are a great way to experience maximum exfoliation with minimal downtime. Depending on the specific type of chemical peel you opt for, your sun spots may fade a little with each peel, or fade dramatically after your first session. Superficial peels are more gentle, but the results are less dramatic so you may need several peels to truly get rid of your age spots.
Chemical peels help get rid of old, sun-damaged skin, revealing the fresh, glowing, youthful skin below. In addition to helping with age spots, chemical peels give you a beautiful overall glow and more even skin tone and also help reduce the appearance of acne scars, fine lines, and sun damage. Chemical peels can also help boost collagen production, making them a powerful part of your overall anti-aging strategy.
Thanks to bursts of intense pulsed light, IPL photofacials can be calibrated to target age spots and fade or eliminate them very quickly. IPLphotofacials break up the excess melanin that forms age spots, and then allows this excess melanin to dissipate and be absorbed back into the body. Your age spots will most likely get darker temporarily after your IPL treatment (sometimes turning into a “coffee grounds” texture and appearance), and then simply flake off and disappear, revealing clear skin underneath!
Like other med spa services, IPL photofacials are usually most effective when used in a series, but your doctor will help form a treatment plan based on your specific skin and the size and depth of your age spots.
Microdermabrasion involves the use of a sophisticated hand-held tool that gently buffs and polishes away old, damaged skin. Microdermabrasion can fade or eliminate age spots, while also helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, enlarged pores, acne scars, and even stretch marks.
Microdermabrasion is quite gentle and will give the overall appearance of your skin a boost. Microdermabrasion is often combined with chemical peels for maximum results, leading to glowing, healthy-looking skin and significantly reduced age spots.
Whichever med spa service you choose for getting rid of those pesky age spots, don’t forget to use broad spectrum sun block every day to prevent new ones from showing up and to prevent other forms of sun damage. For all of your beautifying and age-defying surgical and med spa services, be sure to contact us for a consultation appointment. You deserve to feel confident in your skin, so why delay?