Sunspots are a common problem for people who spend a lot of time in the sun. They are not dangerous or harbingers of skin cancer, but they may make you look older than you are because they resemble age spots. Sunspots may appear at any age, but people with a lighter skin tone may be more susceptible to them. Fortunately, sunspot treatment at our med spa in RI is designed to get rid of these spots.
If you continue to spend time in the sun, new sunspots may form. Brown spots that are not caused by the sun such as freckles and birthmarks may gradually return in time. Also called solar lentigines, they vary in color, size and shape and are more common on the face and hands, but are also found on the back, chest and arms. It may take years of sun exposure for them to develop and they can be caused by tanning beds or booths. Sunspots tend to darken over time.
Along with sunspots, other spots and skin issues may be removed, including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Leathery texture
- Uneven pigmentation
- Benign tumors
Intense pulse light (IPL) is considered one of the best treatments in RI and elsewhere for eliminating sunspots. The wavelengths of the light penetrate to the deeper layers of skin and stimulate healthy skin cells to grow. As the healthy cells develop, the old cells and the dark pigment is removed. The treatment gives the skin a more even tone overall. This sunspot treatment is suitable for the face and other areas of the body. It may take multiple treatments to achieve the optimum results.
When you have a consultation with a specialist in South Kingstown, RI, your sunspots may be examined. All of the details about your specific case will be collected and studied. If your brown spots are not potentially cancerous, you may be approved for IPL sunspot treatment. There is no recovery time, so you can return to work or your other daily activities immediately after the treatment.
If you have already developed sunspots and would like to have clear skin again, IPL sunspot treatment at SeaMist MedSpa in South Kingstown, RI may be your best option. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more!