treatments for age spots

Effective Ways to Get Rid Of Age Spots

There comes a time in one’s life when some growing age spots start to appear on the skin. They often begin showing from the age of 50. These spots are common especially when you are regularly exposed to the sun.

If these age spots do not go well with you, you can get rid of them. How can you? Continue reading to find out.

 

1. Intense Pulsed Light Therapy

Intense pulsed light therapy is an innovative and non-invasive medical treatment for getting rid of age spots. Also known as photofacial, intense pulsed light is a technology used to undo some of the blemishes done on the skin by regular sun exposure. This medical procedure uses light energy targeting some colour areas of the body such as neck, face, chest, or hands areas. The light energy heats the targeted skin and removes unwanted skin cells. The IPL treatment uses more focus more than wavelengths of light on the skin treating simultaneously a range of skin conditions.

This medical procedure works best if you have any of the following skin conditions:

  • Acne
  • Freckles
  • Wrinkles
  • Spider veins
  • Wrinkles
  • Unwanted hair
  • Discoloured skin
  • Dark spots

There are a few side effects of intense pulsed light therapy. The age spots together with the side effects begin to fade two weeks post-treatment.

If these age spots do not go well with you, you can get rid of them. How can you? Continue reading to find out.

 

2. Cryo Facial

Cryo facials or cryotherapy should be one of the age spot removal treatments on your list. This treatment aims to rejuvenate the glowy appearance of one’s skin.

The cryo facial treatment in London involves having liquid nitrogen also known as dry ice applied all over the face using a cotton-tipped swab for two to three minutes. The liquid nitrogen freezes and destroys the pigments of the age spots.

For those who live locally, cryotherapy in London is an effective treatment for a single age spot. In addition to the removal of age spots, the increased blood flow to the face making the skin look healthy.

 

3. Chemical Peeling

Chemical peeling involves the breakdown and removal of cells on the outer layer of the skin. During administration, the doctor applies acid on the face skin’s outer layer. The acid peels off the skin’s outer layer replacing it with a new skin. The age spots go away with the old skin giving way for new and healthy skin to the surface. Temporary side effects such as skin redness are seen after treatment.

 

4. Dermabrasion and Microdermabrasion

This age spot removal procedure is a skin exfoliating technique that uses a rotating device to sand down the outer layer of the skin. Performed by a dermatologist, this procedure is used by people who want to improve the aesthetic appearance of their skin.

Dermabrasion works for people with skin conditions such as sun damage, fine lines, uneven skin tone, tattoos, age spots, and acne scars. Before application, the doctor or dermatologist applies anaesthesia to numb the skin before the removal of the skin outer layer.

Microdermabrasion is a less invasive cosmetic procedure to treat age spots on the skin. A skincare specialist who removes the skin top layer using a hand-held device does it. The aim is to make the skin look healthier and younger. While dermabrasion is suitable for people with fair skin, microdermabrasion fares well with any skin type.

 

5. Creams and Lotions

There are creams and lotions manufactured for lightening dark spots on the skin. These skin lightening products contain chemicals that break down the skin colouring pigment, such as melanocytes, to give the skin an improved appearance. Some of these skin lightening chemicals are harmful and cancerous. Avoid skin lightening products that contain hydroquinone and mercury. These chemicals are lethargic and cancerous that their continual application on your skin may lead to skin discolouration. Make sure to read the products’ labels and see they have chemicals approved to be healthy on the skin.

 

In a Nutshell

The surfacing of age spots on your skin is part of life’s natural process. There are many reasons why you may have skin blemishes. Some of the causes include sun exposure, acne, ageing, and more. When one surfaces, do not panic as they are completely harmless. However, you may still want to remove them because they make your skin appear less attractive. For more information, please feel free to schedule an appointment with our specialist.