Sun Damage/Sun spots
As we age, every hour we spend in the sun during our youth begins to show. The UV-radiation from the sun’s powerful rays can cause damage to the skin that can lie undetected for years. As we age and begin to lose some of the natural coloring in our skin, these sun spots can become more pronounced and noticeable. In the worst case, sun damage can lead to skin cancer. For this reason, Dr. Hakimian will carefully examine any and all moles and sun spots for signs of melanoma, one of the most common forms of skin cancer. If it is determined that you do not have skin cancer or any pre-cancerous cells, we can proceed in treating your sun spots or sun-damaged skin.
To treat sun spots or sun damage of the skin, Dr. Hakimian will most likely opt for a laser and light procedure to treat your skin. Laser and light procedures are the newest and most exciting forms of cosmetic treatments on the market. Without the need for injections or surgery, the natural energy from light can reduce the appearance of sun damage and sun spots on the skin. Several laser and light procedures can treat sun damage and sun spots by penetrating deep into the dermis to rejuvenate the skin. Laser and light procedure that treat discolored skin include Intense Pulsed Light, Broadband Light, Blue Light Therapy, MicroLaserPeel™, ProFractional™, and SkinTyte™. If you are seeking a cosmetic way to treat sun damage and sun spots that does not involve plastic surgery or injections, laser and light procedures may be just the thing for you.
If a laser and light procedure does not sound like the treatment option for you, don’t worry. Dr. Hakimian prescribes many topical ointments that can be used to reverse skin damage caused by the sun. The Obagi® ELASTIderm™ Décolletage System involves two topical treatments that you can apply to the skin of your cheek and neck twice a day. The skin lightening complex works to reduce the appearance of sun spots and hyperpigmentation caused by sun damage, while wrinkle reducer helps fight the wrinkles that are often associated with sun damage. Dr. Hakimian may alternately prescribe you with one or more products from the Vi-Derm™ line, which are all topical applications that you can use to fight the signs of aging and reduce the appearance of sun damage. These treatments are simple and can be completed in the privacy of your own home at your convenience.
The friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to discuss sun damage and sun spot treatment and any of our other facial procedures with you. Please call us at 1-888-LASER-15 (1-888-527-3715) to schedule an appointment at any of our five Laser Touch Medical Clinics or schedule an appointment online.