There is a widespread problem among those who are 55 years + old: it is known as age spots or brown spots or liver spots. Those spots aren’t dangerous (they are neither cancerous nor precancerous), however they cause a great discomfort. Thus, many people want to get rid of them, in order to bring back their self-confidence and youthful appearance. Nowadays, there are known to be 4 different powerful methods to get rid of those blemishes. We will discuss each one, so that you could pick the best for yourself.
1. – Laser peels
This method is still rather new but according to dermatologists it is also rather safe. It is usually applied against fine lines appearance but also known for its effectiveness in treating age spots.
Laser resurfacing should be performed in doctor’s office, because of applying sedation. This method is really very popular with many plastic surgeons, who work with deep blemishes and age spots.
2. – Chemical peels
This method includes applying chemical solution to the specific area of your skin. This chemical solution works with injures and age-spotted surface of your skin. The power and depth of the peel depends on the method of application or the type of chemical. The mechanism includes taken of the upper layer of your skin and its replacing with new, more youthful looking layer. Besides, the renewed skin is smoother and less wrinkled. The side effect is redness and irritation that might be experienced right after the procedure. But this method leads to age and sunspots improving.
3. – Microdermabrasion
This procedure helps to rejuvenate top layers of your skin. So it provides skin exfoliation and helps to get rid of dead cells by influencing the stratum corneum.
The procedure leads to reducing fine lines, bettering places of darker pigmentation (age spots) and skin tissue improving. Here are some examples of the procedures of microdermabrasion: procedures applying crystals that are passes across the skin with a pressure device to sand the skin down, creams with abrasive features that are scrubbed on the skin and so on. Also there are known other devices, applying diamond covered paddles or abrasive paddles which rapidly take off the upper skin layer.
In order o get better results microdermabrasion may be applied with other components such as chemical peel. Besides, the doctor can choose more or less aggressive form of the procedure.
It is highly recommended to consult with a professional physician before the treatment of age spots, applying any chemicals or devices. This will help you to pick the best variant.