Try as you might, there’s simply no denying the relationship between the sun’s harsh rays and skin damage. With age, excessive exposure to both UVA and UVB rays can culminate in various degrees of skin damage. Sure, following some preventive measures like wearing sunscreen, covering up damaged skin, or avoiding the sun during peak hours can help extend your vacation – but how will your delicate skin fare against long-term sun damage?
Some skincare experts believe that you cannot undo all the damage caused by intense UV radiation. But with proper treatment, you can mitigate sunspots, eliminate wrinkles, and treat other sun damage.
Many patients in northern New Jersey ask our board-certified plastic surgeon how to reduce the appearance of sunspots. To better meet these needs, Dr. Sanjay Lalla and nurse practitioner Gina Lalla offer a multitude of minimally invasive cosmetic procedures that can eliminate even the most stubborn sunspots. So, if you’re planning on developing a base tan this summer, this article is for you!
What are Sunspots?
Some things like wine or cheese will improve with age, but our skin isn’t one of them. Every patient’s skin is different and requires an expert approach. As we grow older, our skin will wrinkle and may develop brown sunspots, also called “liver spots” or “age spots.”
Sunspots form in areas of the skin that get exposed to the sun daily—like the face, neck, chest, hands, and arms—compared to non-exposed skin. While these pigment irregularities are merely a natural sign of aging, repeated sunburns, pregnancy, or genetic influences can further contribute to the formation of sunspots.
Treating Sunspots with Topical Antioxidants
Over-the-counter topical creams and lotions packed with Vitamin C, E, and Resveratrol can help restore a youthful complexion affected by sun damage. These antioxidants can penetrate and repair skin. More importantly, these rich vitamins will limit the production of free radicals, which can further exacerbate damaged skin cells. Furthermore, prescription-strength skin care products can also achieve dramatic improvements.
Lessen Sunspots with Chemical Peels
Chemical peels may also prove a viable option for patients seeking rapid results to sunspot treatment. A chemical peel removes the top layer of skin and eliminates scars and blemishes. Furthermore, chemical peels can help improve tone and texture, which will give your skin a more vibrant & youthful appearance.
Choosing the Best Approach for Sunspot Treatment
At Personal Plastic Surgery, nurse practitioner Gina performs tailored solutions for sun-damaged skin. Many of our restoration treatments enhance the overall condition of your skin and promote healthy skin cells. When your skin reaches the apex of health, it shows in multiple ways through a more even texture. You can look forward to a bright complexion, increased firmness, decreased fine lines, and glowing skin.
Given the number of possible sunspot treatments, make sure you consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon before pursuing any cosmetic therapy. With offices in West Orange and Millburn, Dr. Lalla invites you to schedule a consultation, so our staff of aestheticians can better understand your desired outcomes.
Schedule a consultation with the No.1 plastic surgeon in northern New Jersey by dialing (973) 324-9455 today.