Here at Luna Sol Med Spa in Wake Forest, our clients often choose facials and body treatments to target dark sun spots, age spots, liver spots, and other hyperpigmentation on the face, neck and hands. Fading or removing sun damaged skin spots can refresh the skin from the inside out.
Sun spots tend appear more prominently in the summer. Despite using high SPF lotions and keeping out of the sun, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays still has an effect. UV rays damage and darken the skin, it can also darken existing spots. The sun’s UV rays increase the body’s production of melanin. When sun exposed areas like the face, neck, arms and hands are repeatedly exposed to UV rays, the melanin clumps, creating spots. These spots are harmless but should be looked at by a doctor to rule out melanoma or other symptom of concern.
Various prescription creams can be used to slowly fade and bleach spots over many months. However, there are a number of nonsurgical, med spa treatments available to reduce spots effectively in less time. Laser rejuvenation, pulsed light therapy, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels can treat sun spots and age spots in a relatively short amount of time.
Laser and pulsed light treatments target the melanin producing cells. After just a few gentle treatments, the skin naturally reveals a visibly smoother complexion. Dermabrasion and microdermabrasion are minimally invasive facial procedures that removes the damaged outmost surface layer of your skin, allowing new, smoother skin to develop. Chemical peels use chemicals to do the same.
Sun-damaged skin? Try a chemical peel
Skin discoloration? Try a Fraxel laser treatment
Fine lines and wrinkles? Try retinol creams
Sun spots on face, chest and arms? Try a photo facial
Age spots on hands? Try a chemical peel.
Whatever your aesthetic goals may be, Luna Sol Med Spa is happy to offer custom consultations to discuss all of your goals and make an individualized plan to meet your skin care needs.