What to Do About Sun and Age Spots

What to Do About Sun and Age Spots

Your skin goes through a lot as it defends you against the outside world. It can only do so much, though. As you continually expose your skin to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, it can cause areas of excess pigmentation called age spots, liver spots, or sunspots

These darker spots can make you look older and interfere with your cosmetic goals. Fortunately, you aren’t stuck with them. At Heights Aesthetic Laser Center in Brooklyn, our team offers treatment to reduce pigmentation. We’re also available to help you defend against sun damage to keep your skin looking its best through the years. 

Getting rid of existing age spots

The key to clearing your age spots is breaking up the excess pigment that your skin has developed in the area. Fortunately, with the latest laser technology, we can target that pigment. By directing the laser into the extra melanin in your age spots, we can break up the excess pigmentation. Over time, your body then absorbs it, leaving the area clearer. 

Here at Heights Aesthetic Laser Center, we offer several different laser-based treatments to address age spots:

Talk with us about your cosmetic goals and your preferences — like how much downtime your schedule can accommodate — so we can personalize the right treatment plan for you. 

Prevent future age spots with sun protection

With our laser treatments, we can minimize the appearance of your existing age spots. But if you don’t change your sun protection habits, it’s highly likely that you’ll develop new sunspots in the future.

Although doctors recommend about 15 minutes a day of direct sun to help your body’s natural vitamin D production processes, you should defend against UV rays after that.

You have options here. Many people prefer to use sunscreen as part of their morning skincare routine to give themselves a layer of protection. If you go this route, look for sunscreen or moisturizer with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30. Then, don’t forget to reapply throughout the day.

If you don’t like the feel of sunscreen or struggle to make it a consistent part of your routine, you can protect against the sun with hats and clothing. Keeping a wide-brimmed hat in your car, for example, can make it easy to prevent age spots on your face when you find yourself unexpectedly outdoors.

For help clearing your existing age spots and guidance on avoiding future ones, we’re here. To explore your options, call our office, or make your appointment online today.

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