Laser Therapies for Sun Spots and Sun Damage: Frequently Asked Questions

If you are exposed to ultraviolet (UV) rays for several hours, then you are likely to develop sun spots and sun damage. Usually appearing on the face, hands and arms, sun spots and sun damage can make you look older than you are. Fortunately, different laser therapies and treatments offered by Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery can help treat sun spots and leave your skin rejuvenated. In this article, our skin care experts provide answers to the most frequently asked questions about these treatments.

What Are Popular Treatments for Sun Spots and Sun Damage?

Some of the popular treatments that are effective in treating sun spots and sun damage include microdermabrasion, fractionated DOT CO2 laser, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), facials, light therapy, and chemical peels. Doctors usually combine these therapies to give patients effective and long-lasting results.

How Do Laser Treatments Remove Sun Spots?

These treatments combine fractionated therapies, radio frequency, and controlled light to stimulate the production of collagen, remove sun spots and improve the overall appearance of the skin. Sun spots, irregularities and pigments are removed without damage to the surrounding area or scarring.

Can the Sun Spots Come Back after Treatment?

The truth of the matter is that unless you are not exposed to the sun the rest of your life, you will have sun spots and sun damage at some point after your initial treatment. However, there are several ways you can prevent further damage such as wearing sunscreen, moisturizing your skin regularly, consuming a skin-friendly diet, applying vitamins topically on the affected skin, and exfoliating your skin. Our experts can give you tips on how to keep your skin healthy, and we may recommend certain skin care products to optimize your results from treatment.

When Should I Get Laser Therapies for Sun Spots and Sun Damage?

If you have brown or black spots on the face, neck or other areas of your skin that are exposed to the sun, you should speak with a professional immediately. Our doctor will assess your condition and recommend the best laser therapy treatment for you. Anyone looking to reduce the signs of sun damage on their skin makes a good candidate for our treatments.

Schedule a Consultation

If you’re considering any professional treatments for sun spots and sun damage, we invite you to speak with Dr. Chernoff at Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery. During your initial meeting at his office in Indianapolis, Indiana, the doctor and his staff will evaluate your condition and come up with a customized sun damage treatment plan for you. Feel free to contact his office today to schedule your initial consultation!

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