Let’s face it: some of us have been sunkissed one too many times and have the marks to prove it. Hyperpigmentation can take over in the form of large or small speckles, and it ages our aesthetic. Slathering on sunscreen and soaking in summer rays used to give us that even-toned, bronzed glow. But over time, the sun takes a toll on our skin and our complexion just isn’t what it used to be. If this is you, have no fear – there is a treatment for hyperpigmentation here in Fredericksburg.
What causes sunspots anyway?
Sunspots, also known as solar lentigines or age spots, are areas on our skin that have been damaged from the sun. These brown, black or gray marks are flat and vary in size. They’re caused by the sun’s ultraviolet rays and tend to multiply as we age.
Soaking up vitamin D is good for the skin, but it’s important to guard against overexposure to the sun. Sunscreen use is recommended all year round; but during the warmer months, the sun’s ultraviolet rays are at their strongest and can quickly cause damage to our skin.
Even the most cautious among us may find areas of uneven pigment. Sunspots are unavoidable for most, but thanks to advancements in aesthetic medicine, we don’t need to live with them any longer. There’s a solution that’s both noninvasive and effective: laser therapy for hyperpigmentation.
Hyperpigmentation is totally treatable through laser therapy.
There’s actually a treatment that reverses the clock (well, figuratively) and rejuvenates your complexion (no, seriously). Sunspots can be treated effectively with laser therapy. This skin rejuvenation treatment is commonly called laser pigmentation or photofacial.
How does laser therapy work?
A laser breaks unwanted pigment into smaller particles that are then absorbed by the body. The treatment area can be targeted to specific spots or more generalized to address areas like the face or décolleté. Spots initially become darker as pigment is pulled from deeper layers of the skin. There can be a bit of swelling at the site as well as redness. Photofacials are recommended in a series of three consecutive treatments spaced about one month apart.
Treating sunspots with laser therapy in Fredericksburg
Offering the latest innovations in skin care, Cosmetic Center by VIVA combines the highest quality treatments with the medical expertise you trust. Dina Crowell, Master Medical Esthetician, has extensive experience treating sunspots successfully.
“At Cosmetic Center by VIVA we treat sunspots a few ways,” Dina tells her patients. “One of which is with laser for more stubborn pigmented areas. Our laser treatments are fast and effective with no downtime. However, since this treatment is not suitable for all skin types, we also offer TCA (trichloroacetic) peels which is the most effective peel in treating pigment for all skin types.”
Learn more about the peels and other treatments offered at Cosmetic Center by VIVA.
Call us at (540) 376-7777 to schedule your photofacial today.