As you get older, you may regret some of the careless choices you made with your skin. Discoloration and an uneven tone and texture are some telltale signs of spending too much unprotected time in the sun.
Since UV damage is cumulative, the results of mistakes you made in your teens and 20s might not emerge until your 30s and 40s. If you now find yourself wishing you hadn’t taken your youthful appearance for granted, you’ll be glad to learn about these three effective solutions for sunspots.
1. Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser resurfacing is a cosmetic procedure that uses intense, precise bursts of energy to minimize cosmetic concerns like sun damage, wrinkles, acne scars, age spots, and hyperpigmentation – including melasma. While many laser technologies are available, the PicoSure laser is FDA approved to treat patients of all skin tones without discomfort or downtime.
PicoSure lasers pulse in trillionths of a second, targeting damaged skin cells without burning or damaging the surrounding tissue. This laser also promotes your natural healing process by promoting collagen and elastin production to revitalize from the inside out. PicoSure skin resurfacing can effectively reduce sun damage on your face, neck, chest, legs, arms, and hands.
2. Chemical Peels
Chemical peels are one of the quickest ways to get a smooth, healthy, glowing complexion. Exfoliating dead, tired skin cells unclogs pores and makes room for more new skin cells to multiply and move up to the surface. These younger, healthier cells have brighter, more even tones than the ones they replace. Also, the blend of chemicals used in the peel stimulates new collagen growth, which will make your skin more resilient.
Based on your concerns, you can choose among three peel depths – light, moderate, and deep. Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt will work closely with you to determine the level that will produce the optimal results.
Dermabrasion is a skin resurfacing technique that harnesses your body’s natural healing process. an opportunity for healthy, smooth skin to regrow in its place. During a dermabrasion procedure, Dr. Schmidt will use a rapidly rotating rubbing tool to evenly scrape away the outer layers of your skin for a rejuvenated appearance.
In addition to addressing sunspots and uneven pigmentation, dermabrasion is ideal for minimizing wrinkles, scarring, and roughly textured skin. The typical recovery time after a dermabrasion procedure is 10 days to two weeks. Dr. Schmidt will provide you with personalized aftercare instructions to help you heal efficiently and successfully.
Which Procedure Is Right for You?
The best way to start addressing your sunspots and achieving smoother, more youthful skin is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Schmidt. As a double board-certified surgeon specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, he will use his expertise to recommend a non-surgical procedure tailored to your unique needs.
Dr. Schmidt enjoys enriching his patients’ lives with improved confidence and a renewed surge of self-esteem. He and his staff will take every step to make you feel comfortable with any solution you choose. To learn more, please reach out today to schedule your private consultation.