If laying out in the sun covered in oil with lemon juice in your hair and the boom box blaring was your idea of a good time when you were in your teens, then you likely have a lot of sun damage to show for it. Although you can equate sun spots to giving your skin character, they can also age it.
Understanding Your Skin
Sunspots or liver spots surprisingly have nothing to do with your liver. Rather, they are primarily caused by sun exposure. Often, sunspots are mistaken for melanoma. Fortunately, sunspots aren’t harmful and are mostly just a topical concern for patients.
- Cherry Hemangiomas: This type of sunspot appears as a red dot that is smaller than a pencil eraser. These occur when there’s an overgrowth of blood vessels in the skin.
- Lentigines: These flat, dark spots are what most people equate to sunspots. They range in size and are typically found on parts of the body that have been exposed to the sun.
- Seborrheic Keratoses: Often mistaken for skin tags or warts, seborrheic keratoses are still, you guessed it, a type of sunspot.
How Are They Treated?
Sunspots can be treated in a variety of ways including with a complexion lightening facial. During this facial, we will combine specialty creams and light technology to help reduce discoloration and pigment. With this unique combination, the hyperpigmentation in your sunspots will slowly break up— leaving you with a clearer complexion.
Depending on the type of sunspot you have, and the location will help Dr. Fiona Wright determine how many treatments you will need.
Here at our office, we have a variety of different facials for patients to choose from— each with their unique benefits. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Fiona Wright today to learn more about what facial can help you the most.