There are several unfortunate things that come with aging. One of them happen to be the dark spots that start popping up on your skin. These spots are called age spots because they tend to show up as we age. For most people, these spots start to show up around the age of 50 years old. If you start to see them earlier, it is usually because you spend a lot of time in the sun without protection. Many people don’t love the appearance of age spots. Skin And Body Refinery is here to talk about ways that you can remove your age spots if you are less than happy to have them.
Laser & Intense Pulsed Light Therapy
One of the effective ways to treat your age spots is with laser and intense pule light therapy. This is effective because it destroys the melanin producing cells that are responsible for creating these age spots. This is done without causing any damage to your skin.
For this treatment, a doctor will apply liquid nitrogen to the area and freeze the age spot. This may not completely remove the age spot, but it should lighten the color of it. This is a treatment that is usually used when you have a single spot that you are wanting to treat. It can also be used on a small cluster of spots. As the skin heals, the color will start to lighten.
Dermabrasion or Microdermabrasion
When you turn to dermabrasion to treat your age spots, the surface of your skin is basically sanded down to remove the spot. As it removes that top layer of your skin, the skin is rejuvenated, and a new layer will grow in its place. If that process is too intense for you, you can try microdermabrasion instead. This is less intense and will require more appointments to get the results you are looking for. Usually, the appointments will span the space of several months.
A chemical peel is another great way to minimize your age spots. Using acid, the doctor applies it to your skin to remove the top layer of your skin. The skin is removed down to your age spots. The new layer of skin will start to grow in its place. You will need more than one appointment to get the best results with this treatment as well. There is some skin redness during this treatment, but it should go away not long after treatment.
Microdermabasion, Chemical Peels & More in Waco, TX (Just Minutes Away from Axtell, West, Lorena, Bellmead, Woodway, Hewitt, Robinson & Crawford, Texas)
If you are ready to get rid of the age spots on your face, you can turn to Skin And Body Refinery to help you get rid of them. We offer several skin rejuvenation services that help you get that glow that you’re looking for. It is our goal to make your skin look as young as possible. Call us today!