All You Need To Know About “Sunspots” On Your Skin

November 16, 2020 Blog, Skin Treatments Comments Off on All You Need To Know About “Sunspots” On Your Skin

Removal of Sunspots

Sunspots are flat brown areas on one’s skin in areas that are often exposed to sunlight. Although they are not dangerous and do not pose any health risks, they are typically removed for cosmetic reasons. Looking to treat your sunspots? There are numerous professional treatments for sun spot removal in Toronto that you can use to help reduce sunspots, starting with us here at Skin Studio! 

In this post, we will explore both options and tips to help with the prevention of sunspots.

Removal of Sunspots – Professional Treatment

  • Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are acid-based solutions that are applied to the skin. After a few moments, clients may experience a tingling or burning sensation of their skin. Although worrysome at first, this feeling will resolve after a few minutes. This treatment allows for the outermost layer of skin to peel away, which will reveal brighter and newer skin, giving off a more youthful and healthier glow! This treatment is also one of the best options for any clients with Melasma! If you come to Skin Studio for your chemical peel, we’ll be sure to include a free post-procedure kit in order to help your skin heal quickly and efficiently!

  • Microneedling

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is considered a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that results in repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny and sterile needles. In order to lessen any discomfort a client may have, a topical anesthetic is applied to the areas prior to the procedure. This procedure encourages production of collagen, making the skin appear smoother and more firm. It also works to improve acne scars and lightens up pigment, which will help reduce the appearance of sunspots. After the procedure, the affected areas may be pink or red for a couple hours, as well as dryness or flakiness around the area for a few days before returning to normal. Many of our clients describe the post-treatment feeling as that of a sunburn. To assist with the aftercare, a free post-procedure kit will be included with every treatment! 

  • Intense Pulse Light (IPL)

IPL is a procedure that uses broadband light in order to reduce hyperpigmentation of the skin from the sun, such as freckles and age spots. The treatment is also used to reduce redness of the skin and broken blood vessels, often caused by Rosacea. During this procedure, pigment in the skin absorbs the light energy and converts it to heat. The heat then destroys the unwanted pigment. Many of our clients would compare the sensation of the treatment to elastic bands being snapped against the skin. What does post-treatment look like?  Darker pigment, which will eventually break up and scatter, forming the appearance of coffee grounds on the skin. The pigment is then reabsorbed by the body and flushed out over the next three to four weeks. Following this procedure, no downtime is required, which means you can go right back to your regular activities immediately post-treatment. At Skin Studio, we use Lumecca by Inmode, which delivers 3x more energy than any other IPL on the market, resulting in fewer treatments. 

  • DermalInfusion

Dermalinfusion’s patented 3-in-1 technology infuses the skin with serums at the moment of exfoliation. This results in greater serum absorption and retention, optimizing plumpness, hydration, tone, and texture! If you ask us, this seems like the total package!  Targeted serums are chosen by the aesthetician according to the clients’ main concerns. The Skin Brightening or Vitamin C serum are both ideal choices for clients who have concerns with hyperpigmentation, melasma and sun spots. This treatment is both effective yet gentle as well as relaxing, not to mention has great benefits. So what do you say? Book an appointment now to try this exciting treatment! 

  • Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is our most basic treatment and a stepping stone into the world of medical aesthetic treatments. Microdermabrasion is a form of physical exfoliation that uses an abrasive tip to remove the outermost layer of the skin while simultaneously suctioning up the removed dead skin cells. At Skin Studio, we offer both the diamond-tip hand piece and crystal-emitting hand piece for client preference. This service will require the most treatments and will yield the least dramatic results when it comes to hyperpigmentation.

Sunspots Prevention

The sole and the most promising approach to putting a stop to sunspots is to restrict your exposure to UVB and UVA rays! To avoid sunspots: 

  • If possible, wear clothing to protect yourself from the sun
  • Always use a broad spectrum SPF
  • Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours
  • Apply sunscreen before going outdoors
  • Keep out of the sun between 10 AM and 3 PM as UV rays tend to be the brightest during this time 
  • Stay away from tanning beds
  • Wear a hat 
  • Be aware of any medication or topical treatments that make you sensitive to the sun

If you’re thinking about improving your sunspots, book a free skincare consultation at Skin Studio to find the right treatment for you. E-mail skinstudiotoronto@gmail.com or call us at 416-804-7256 to know more!

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