Sun spots, also known as age spots, are those unsightly, unavoidable brown dots that develop along the face, hands, arms, and shoulders.
What are sun spots?
Sun spots, also known as age spots, are those unsightly, unavoidable brown dots that develop along the face, hands, arms, and shoulders. These areas of the body are at a greater risk because they see the most amount of sunlight.
What causes them?
When we expose our skin to ultraviolet (UV) light, the production of melanin is accelerated. Melanin is the pigment in our skin that produces a darker color. When you lie out in the sun or go to a tanning bed, your skin becomes more tan thanks to melanin. When we are exposed to frequent UV rays over a long period of time, higher concentrations of melanin will group together and sun spots will begin to pop up. Skin care maintenance is important. Wearing sunscreen can help to limit these spots, but it cannot prevent them from developing. In order to effectively treat age spots, medspas and dermatology clinics provide the technology to reduce them.
What are the available treatment options at Nouveau Medspas?
Although sun spots are mostly harmless, it doesn’t mean they should be ignored. To get treatments at our medspa in Gig Harbor, Washington, schedule your consultation with Dr. Rubin today. Dr. Rubin uses the Icon laser system and AquaGold Fine Touch to repair damaged or pigmented skin.* Icon uses intense pulse light (IPL) therapy to treat age spots, while AquaGold Fine Touch utilizes a microneedling technique.* To learn more about these treatments, click on the options below. If you’d like to schedule a consultation online, you can do so here. Give us a call at (253) 358-3667 to speak to us directly. We are happy to address any questions or concerns that you might have.
*Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed