If you have unwanted dark spots on your skin, they likely got there in response to too much exposure to the sun over the years. The harmful UV rays of the sun finally took their toll and left you with an uneven skin tone. This is the price many people pay for that dark tan they worked so hard to achieve year after year in times past. If this describes you, there is no need to be too hard on yourself by remaining on a guilt trip. After all, you probably did not have the knowledge regarding the effects of the sun that you do now. Those spots do not have to remain with you for the rest of your life. Patients in Santa Rosa and surrounding areas can even out their skin tone with professional sun spot treatment.
Sun spot treatment comes in many forms, most of which are non-invasive and require little or no downtime. Consider scheduling an appointment with Dr. Chernoff in order to determine which treatment method might work best for you.
Sun spots form on the skin as a result of excessive melanin that has concentrated in places throughout the skin. Since melanin is the substance that supplies pigment, elevated levels of it will make the skin appear darker in those places. When you spend time in the sun, you naturally begin to tan. This happens because the skin will produce additional melanin in order to protect itself against the damage that can be caused by the harmful rays of the sun. At the time, the melanin was more evenly distributed throughout the skin. For some reason, however, it will concentrate in patches as the years go by. The solution is to break up the excess melanin.
Some of the treatment methods for treating sun spots involve the use of light. Concentrated pulses of light in the form of lasers or intense pulsed light are directed into the skin in ways that will cause the melanin to disperse. When this happens, the sun spots will begin to dry up and flake from the skin. In a few days, they will be gone, and the skin will have a more even tone. Lasers are more aggressive than intense pulsed light but may require fewer treatments. You might want to have a more detailed discussion with Dr. Chernoff in order to decide which method is better suited for you.
Microdermabrasion can also be used for sun spot treatment. This is when tiny exfoliating crystals are sprayed onto the skin. In the process, the skin will have a smoother texture. These crystals will also help to remove the spots. It is a gentle treatment that leads to gentle exfoliation and can be combined with other treatments to address multiple skin issues.
The best way to determine which treatment for the removal of sun spots is best for you is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chernoff at Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery. Santa Rosa residents can enjoy smooth, even skin with our professional sun spot treatment. We are also located in Newport Beach, Beverly Hills and Indianapolis. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment with Dr. Chernoff and learn more.