Sunspot Treatment Specialist

Sunspot Treatment Specialist in Toledo, OH

If you have unsightly sunspots that you would like removed, come to Lynette D. Jones Esthetics for professional treatments you can trust. Call us today or visit us online to book an appointment.

Sunspot Treatment Specialist Near Me in Toledo, OH
Sunspot Treatment Specialist Near Me in Toledo, OH

Table of Contents:

How do you get rid of sunspots?
What is the best treatment for sunspots?
How to get rid of sunspots on your face?
Where Do Sunspots Come From?

A sunspot is a blemish on the skin caused by exposure to the sun and its ultraviolet radiation. Sunspots, also referred to as age spots, liver spots and solar lentigines, are rarely a health concern; however, due to their appearance, it is common to have them lightened or removed to match the surrounding skin more naturally. Treatment for sunspots can include a variety of options, including topical solutions such as creams or lotions, as well as noninvasive and minimally invasive procedures, like laser skin resurfacing and microneedling.

How do you get rid of sunspots?

There are a number of ways to get rid of sunspots, from at-home treatments to in-office procedures. Common at-home remedies include:

–  Aloe Vera — Aloe vera is rich in healing and restorative properties as it contains active compounds, including aloin and aloesin; both of these compounds have been found to effectively lighten sunspots and other forms of hyperpigmentation.

–  Apple Cider Vinegar — When applied regularly, the acetic acid in apple cider vinegar may help lighten sunspots.

Other popular at-home treatments include:

–  Black tea
–  Green tea
–  Licorice extract
–  Milk
–  Vitamin C
– Vitamin E
–  Topical creams that contain
•  hydroxy acid
•  glycolic acid
•  kojic acid
•  deoxyarbutin
Professional treatment for sunspots include:

–  Chemical Peels — Used to treat a wide range of skin conditions from wrinkles and skin laxity, chemical peels are also highly effective at treating hyperpigmentation such as sunspots. These specialized peels come in a variety of strengths and can be customized to meet the individual needs of the patient.

–  Microneedling — This minimally invasive cosmetic procedure uses small needles to puncture the skin, creating tiny wounds imperceptible to the naked eye. This causes the body to increase collagen and elastin production in the treated area, resulting in a proliferation of new, healthy skin cells. Microneedling may be performed on its own, or it may be combined with other topical solutions to increase their efficacy and depth of penetration.

Other popular professional treatments include:

–  Intense pulse light (IPL)
–  Laser resurfacing
–  Microdermabrasion

What is the best treatment for sunspots?

The best treatment for sunspots can vary from person to person depending on the factors involved, such as the cause of the sunspots, their severity and their location. A number of different treatments are highly effective at removing sunspots; the best treatment for sunspots typically involves improving cellular turnover and tissue regeneration, such as microneedling, microdermabrasion, chemical peels and laser resurfacing.

How to get rid of sunspots on your face?

The skin on the face is more sensitive than other areas of the body; therefore, when treating a skin imperfection on the face, it requires gentler techniques and modalities than what can be performed on other areas of the body. Common treatments to remove or minimize the appearance of sunspots on the face include microneedling, chemical peels and IPL (intense-pulsed light). However, in most cases, treatment plans for facial sunspots are custom-tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual, so the exact procedures and modalities used can vary from one person to the next.

Where Do Sunspots Come From?

Sunspots are caused by overactive pigment cells. Melanin is a natural pigment that gives skin its color; its production is accelerated when exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light. When melanin becomes clumped or is produced in high concentrations, sunspots appear on skin that has had years of sun exposure. In addition to sun exposure, the use of commercial tanning beds also can cause sunspots. People with the following characteristics may be more likely to develop sunspots:

– Light skin
– History of frequent or intense sun exposure

Call us today to book an appointment with our sunspot treatment specialist, or visit our clinic conveniently located at 5650 West Central Avenue, D5, Toledo, OH 43615. We look forward to serving you! We serve patients from Toledo OH, Ottawa Hills OH, Rossford OH, Holland OH, and Shoreland OH.