As you age, you may notice that there are dark brown spots that are starting to randomly show up. These frustrating marks on your skin are often simply age spots. While this is a normal reaction from your body and natural when your skin is exposed to the sun, many people aren’t okay with them being there. Skin & Body Refinery is here to talk about what your options are to deal with age spots that you may be noticing on your skin.
Home Remedies for Age Spots
If you are unhappy with age spots that are starting to pop up on your skin, the biggest thing you need to remember is sunscreen. You need to be putting at least 30 SPF sunscreen on your skin to avoid these spots getting darker or more of them popping up. You can also get a prescription from your dr. to help you battle the spots that are already there. Some of the creams your dr. may prescribe include hydroquinone (bleaching cream), mild steroids and retinoids. Over several months, these creams work to bleach your skin and lessen the appearance of the age spots. There are also over the counter options that should contain hydroquinone, glycolic acid and kojic acid.
In Office Treatment for Age Spots
Unfortunately, home treatments just don’t work as well as professional treatments. If this happens, you can turn to in office treatments with your Dr. that will give you longer lasting results. Some methods of treatment include the following:
– Dermabrasion/Microdermabrasion: Dermabrasion is a little more intense than microdermabrasion, but in these procedures, the top layer of the skin is planed down to make the age spots less noticeable. There may be some temporary scabbing and redness that comes from this form of treatment and it may take more than one treatment to see results, but many patients are extremely happy with the results.
– Chemical Peel: During a chemical peel, the top layer of your skin is destroyed down to the age spots. As skin heals and new skin grows, the age spots shouldn’t be as noticeable. There is a chance that this method will also take more than one appointment to get the results you want.
Dermabrasion, Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels & More in Waco, TX (Just Minutes Away from Axtell, West, Lorena, Bellmead, Woodway, Hewitt, Robinson & Crawford, Texas)
If you are living with age spots and are looking for help in getting rid of them, you can call on the professionals at Skin & Body Refinery to help minimize their appearance. We have the experience and expertise needed to give you the results that you are looking for. Call us today!