In everyday life, the uneven skin pigmentation is often pessimistically called “age spots” like it’s something you’ll inevitably get as you become older. Actually, the most common reason of “age spots” is extensive unprotected UV exposure.
Other reasons for getting this skin issue might include:
– Hormonal changes;
– Intake of certain medication;
– Internal organs disorders;
– Skin injuries caused by acne, severe burns, and amateur peeling.
As you can see, the list of factors that could cause the appearance of those brown marks on the skin is pretty impressive. By the way, even some signs of diabetes could be mistakenly taken for cosmetic skin problem! That’s why it’s important to consult your physician before you start trying any skincare program to make sure you’re moving in the right direction.
If you’re not sure who to turn to for the diagnostic, you can visit Arsenault Dermatology office for the initial consultation.
After you’ve made sure that you’re aware of your state of health and taking the necessary measures, you can start successful work on the esthetical side of the story.
There are several ways to remove age spots.
You can try some over-the-counter products that contain:
– Hydroquinone 2%
– Kojic acid
– Vitamin C
Some of these components work best with the certain types of hyperpigmentation. For example, the well-known hydroquinone, which impedes melanin production, is less efficient in “actual” age spots treatment than in the treatment of melasma and hyperpigmentation caused by hormonal issues.
Although OTC products do not require a prescription, it’s still more productive to consult a dermatologist on the optimal amounts and combinations of available products rather than experiment on your own.
If you’re buying cosmetics while travelling abroad, particularly in Asia, we recommend you to check the labels carefully to ensure that the bleaching cream you want to buy does not contain the mercury. In some countries, it’s still not prohibited and could be present in bleaching cosmetics even though it accumulates in the body and is very toxic.
How age spots are treated in a medical spa
At our medical spa, you will be examined by the expert and offered any of these treatments or their combination depending on depending on the characteristics of skin damage:
Microdermabrasion: non-invasive treatment for gentle exfoliation of the skin. This procedure is safe for all skin colors and provides smoother, more even and radiant complexion.
Chemical peels: strong formulations available only for professional use that help to reduce age spots on the face, hands, neck, and chest.
Light therapy: helps to lighten age spots and promotes collagen production.
Contact us to find the treatment for the age spots that would be the best for your individual skin features. Our experts with the medical background have many years of experience in skin rejuvenation, so you can be sure that you’ll get the best results possible.
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