Sun spots can be a nuisance for those wanting healthy-looking, evenly toned skin. These unwanted marks are a form of hyperpigmentation that are caused by the sun’s UV rays. They form due to your skin increasing melanin production to protect itself from damage. Whether you have small freckles that appear after sun exposure or develop larger spots that won’t go away, sun spots are extremely common and tend to be more prevalent as we age.
To prevent or slow the formation of sun spots, you should limit your exposure to harmful UVA and UVB rays. Helpful ways of doing this include wearing full-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher (and reapplying regularly), wearing protective clothing and hats to shield your skin, and minimizing time spent outdoors between 10 am and 3 pm when the sun can be more harsh. If you already have sun spots and want to address the marks before they get worse, there are a variety of minimally invasive skin treatments that may help.
Medical-grade skin care products can often help even out skin tone, diminishing spots caused from sun damage. For a more advanced treatment, laser procedures with the Halo™ hybrid fractional laser resurface the skin through its dual-wavelength system, and BroadBand Light (BBL™) Therapy delivers photothermal energy to achieve skin renewal.
To learn more about our sun spot treatments and how you can achieve a more even skin tone, please contact our team to schedule a consultation!