Treatment for Sun Spots

Published on: August 8, 2017

Excessive unprotected exposure to the sun can cause changes in your skins appearance. Often this exposure can lead to sun spots on areas of your skin that are more likely to be unprotected. These brown, sometimes rough, spots can appear on your hands, face, chest, arms and other commonly exposed areas. Medical treatment through a qualified dermatologist can remove these spots and give you back your even skin tone.

Sun spots are more than just an aesthetic issue. Often sun spots can be pre-cancerous, which is another reason to have them removed. There are several different options available to treat sun spots depending on the size, location and type of skin lesion. Some of the treatment options available through many dermatologists include:

  • Chemical peels. There are several different chemical peels that can help revitalize sun damaged skin, including removing sun spots.
  • Liquid nitrogen. For larger or scaly sun spots, liquid nitrogen can be used to freeze off the spot, reducing the chance of them progressing into cancerous lesions.
  • Light therapy. Red light therapy can be used to fade sun spots and rejuvenate the skin for a more youthful appearance.
  • Laser therapy. Laser therapy can be used to effectively remove sun spots. There are several types, including the Iridex Varilite Laser and Fraxel Dual Laser.
  • Prescription creams. Topical prescription creams can fade small sun spots, a good option for those who would prefer home treatment.

To determine the best solution for removing your sun spots, schedule a consultation with your local dermatologist that offers sun spot treatment. You can have healthy, even-toned skin again with as little as one visit to your dermatologist.

Posted on behalf of:
Olansky Dermatology Associates
Peachtree Lenox Building
3379 Peachtree Road #500
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 355-5484

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