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Get Rid of Sunspots
Posted by Dr. Joshua Fox

Get Rid of Sunspots

Female face with sunspotsSolar lentigines also known as sunspots are caused from sun exposure. Sunspots are usually flat brown spots that show up on the parts of the skin that have been exposed to the sun. Once you start getting sunspots on skin, they will eventually darken and increase. A skin care professional can use a variety of procedures to get rid of sunspots on your skin. At Advanced Dermatology you will get the best results when you combine any of these procedures with a comprehensive skin care routine that also helps to fight sunspots.


This treatment is typically performed by aestheticians and is widely available. Microdermabrasion is done using salt crystals, aluminum sand, or diamond surfaced wand. It involves a controlled skin exfoliation with a suctioning off of the dead skin cells. Our offices use the diamond-surfaced wand for best results. During the treatment, dead cells with extra skin pigment are removed from the entire surface.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peel treatments are widely used for different conditions. Depending on the depth of the chemical peel, it can be performed by aestheticians, nurses and/or physicians. Different regions of your skin will respond differently to a chemical peel. The face is more forgiving and resilient when it comes to chemical peels because the skin heals from pores after a peel. The face has more pores than any other parts of the skin. An experienced professional is crucial when doing the peel especially when you have darker skin.

Laser and Light Treatments

Laser and light treatments use wavelengths of light to target something specific in the skin. In our offices we use Intense Pulse Light, Fraxel, and Pixel lasers. Filters are for certain lasers are sometimes used to refine the energy output for the treatment of certain areas. Three to five treatments depending on the severity of the area being treated spread out three to four weeks apart provides optimal results.

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