Did you know that age spots are most commonly caused by unprotected sun exposure and not age? The best way to look young beyond your years is by protecting your complexion from the elements on a daily basis!
About Age Spots:
- Age spots normally appear in areas with sun damage, like the arms, chest, back, hands, and face in the early 30s. They may look similar to moles, but they are much different because they are caused by excessive sun exposure.
- Age spots result from sun damage, and they are formed by an overproduction of melanin that the skin uses to protect itself from the UVA rays of the sun. These flat spots are brown in color, and they can be found on the face, hands, chest, and shoulders.
What Can You Do?
- Protect yourself from the sun! Apply an SPF every time that you go outside at any time of year. Use an SPF of a minimum of 30 that blocks both the UVA and UVB rays of the sun and contains zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.
- Use a topical bleaching agent that contains hydroquinone to lighten these spots of hyperpigmentation. For sensitive skin types or African-American skin, use the natural ingredient kojic acid to bleach the skin.
What to Avoid:
- Unprotected sun exposure. The sun is at its worst in the late morning and early afternoon from 11 AM to 3 PM, so wear a strong SPF at that time to prevent further damage.
How to Look Your Best:
- Skin Rejuvenation: Light energy is absorbed by the damaged tissue, and collagen production is stimulated, reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
- Chemical Peel: A series of treatments exfoliates the skin and promotes cellular turnover that slows down the aging process.
- Microdermabrasion: Vigorous, medical-grade exfoliation removes the buildup of dead surface skin cells and improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
- FractionalRx: A series of treatments significantly reduces fine lines and wrinkles, including those focused around the eyes and mouth.