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Is It Possible to Naturally Cure Age Spots?

By | Age Spots

If you are someone who has noticed some tell tale signs of aging appearing on your skin, it is likely that you are not delighted to see them. One of the issues that seem to upset many of our patients at Juvia Medspa is the appearance of age spots. These are large, freckle-type dots and areas of discoloration that seem to bloom on the skin, particularly the face and hands.

Age spots and other dark spots that show up on the skin are all due to a change in the natural pigmentation of the skin, and this is usually caused by a very specific set of issues. They include exposure to the sun or UV light, genetics, changes in hormones (pregnant women and women on birth control sometimes develop spots and discoloration), and inflammation. Clearly, with so many causes, it can be challenging to find one or two effective, natural remedies, yet there are some good solutions.

Cure or Combat?

Because most want to address such issues as gently and naturally as possible, we are often asked if it is possible to naturally cure age spots. Unfortunately, it takes treatments like dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, facial peels and even laser treatments to reduce them. These, as you might already realize, are hardly “natural” remedies.

Instead, what we can say is that it is possible naturally fight the development of dark spots on the skin. One of the most effective is also one of the simplest – use of sun screen. Age spots react just like your normal skin reacts to sun exposure – it can darken. This worsens the appearance of age spots, and it means you can lessen their appearance by using adequate sun protection and keeping age spots out of the light.

If you look at the alternative treatments that many experts suggest, you would see things like hydroquinone, a chemical brightener. You might also see Retin solutions and even steroids. Again, none of them are natural, but you can try to get some of the same results they provide with all natural, and much safer ingredients.

The Natural Combatants

If you want to fight the further development of age spots, you have already learned the importance of sun protection. You can then use treatments like:

  • Vitamin C – Noted as the most effective, it can be purchased as a “serum” for the skin and is one of the finest ways to brighten dark areas, even those not defined as age spots. For example, those with very dark circles beneath the eye may use it to reduce the pigmentation.
  • Aloe Vera – Intense moisturizing and some natural brightening can make this a good natural combatant to age spots.
  • Lemon Juice, Onion Juice or Horseradish with Vinegar – Applied directly to the skin, these three compounds are thought to be quite effective in lightening the color of the age spots and even fading them to almost invisibility over time.

Unfortunately, and as you might guess, it will require constant treatment with any of these compounds to keep those age spots as pale and unnoticeable as possible. If you want a gentle and more permanent solution, call today to schedule a free consultation. Our phone number is 817-427-3700, and our friendly and knowledgeable team members are standing by to take your call.

5 Tips to Make Your Skin Healthy at Juvia Med Spa

By | Age Spots

You want healthy, beautiful, young looking skin, right? Believe it or not, how your skin ages has a lot less to do with your genetics than you might think. Yes, there are some people out there who simply never seem to age, and then there are those of us who seem predisposed to early lines and wrinkles. However, most of the people you know who seem flawlessly young at any age actually have a few skin care secrets that they’ve been keeping from you. So here are a few simple tips to get healthier, younger looking skin in no time.

Drink Plenty of Water

First, when you’re dehydrated, your body will actually pull moisture away from your skin and secondary organs to help your primary organs function properly. That’s why your skin tends to look dull and sickly when you haven’t had enough water to drink. If you stay well hydrated, you’ll notice that your skin looks and feels softer and healthier in very little time.

Protect Your Skin From Harmful UV Rays

When you walk outside without sun block or a hat, you expose your skin to the sun’s UV rays. While you might not feel like you’re getting a sunburn right away, your skin will feel the effects almost immediately. And, the more exposure you get, the more the sun will age your skin. You’ll notice more age spots, wrinkles, fine lines, and dry, dull skin. However, if you protect your skin from the sun, you can keep your complexion looking young and gorgeous for years to come.

Get a Chemical Peel

If you already have sun-damaged skin (and most of us do, thanks to long days spent outside when we were younger), you can remove damaged upper layers of skin with a chemical peel. Those dead and dying skin cells are doing nothing good for your skin’s overall health, and if you remove them gently with a chemical peel, you can reveal gorgeous skin underneath. But don’t forget to protect yourself from the sun after you get a chemical peel or you’ll be experiencing the woes of skin damage all over again.

Use High-Quality Skincare Products

Did you know that most soaps and body washes actually contain detergent? That’s right, they have the same chemical agents in them that you’ll find in harsh dish and laundry soaps. That’s why you should never use these on your face, and why many of them aren’t great for your body, either. Instead of buying potentially harmful cleansers at the grocery store, come visit us at Juvia Med Spa to find out more about high-quality skincare products that will help keep your skin healthy and young for years to come.

Get a Skin Analysis

Finally, your skin is as unique as you are. It has specific needs, and you have specific goals for your appearance. With a skin analysis, we can tell you what’s going on with your skin and which procedures, treatments, and products will be best. Plus, when you come to Juvia Med Spa, you can get a free skin analysis and consultation, in which our experts will discuss your options with you so that you have a full understanding of the different treatments and procedures available to you.

For more information on getting the healthiest, most beautiful skin possible, call us today at 817-427-3700.

How Much is a Typical Laser Treatment for Age Spots and Sun Spots?

By | Laser Teatment

Spots on the skin used to be considered signs of aging. Maybe it’s that we have never had a more photographed generation of young people before now, or maybe it’s that changes in the environment have made sun damage even more pronounced. Whatever the reason, the skin care industry has seen a boom in younger patients needing to treat sun spots and other dark areas of hyperpigmentation on the skin.

Age spots are still a concern as you grow older, as well. Both of these types of spots can be treated in a variety of ways, but one of the most permanent is a laser treatment. This works by focusing a concentrated beam of light into the hyperpigmented cells, breaking them up and causing the dark spot to dissipate.

But there’s no denying that these treatments can become expensive. Let’s look at some of the available laser treatments, and how much they typically cost.

Laser Resurfacing

This is the most invasive type of laser treatment, and involves carefully creating a purposeful wound right where the dark spots on your face occur. This destroys the cells that are damaged by sun or age, and allows healthy, fresh cells with no hyperpigmentation to take their place as the wound heals. With this procedure, you’ll need some recovery time, as well as pain and antibiotic medication.

Photodynamic Therapy and Pulsed Light

This type of laser treatment for age spots and sun spots involves the concentration of laser beams onto the surface of your skin, which breaks up the dark areas and evens skin texture. With Photodynamic therapy, your skin will be exposed to an agent that makes it more susceptible to the lasers first, to improve the laser’s ability to make a difference.

So what’s the price?

Because every laser treatment procedure is different, the prices can vary wildly. Small procedures that take only a half hour and don’t require any follow up can be as low as $99. If you need a major laser treatment for severe sun damage that includes resurfacing and multiple visits, you might be looking at a bill that climbs into the thousands.

Some insurances may cover laser treatment if it’s for facial reconstruction after an injury; this typically does not apply to treatments for age spots or sun spots, however.

There are usually also aftercare creams and medications that will be additional costs. These items cannot be skipped; they are essential to ensuring that the effects of your treatment last.

How can you save?

If you are careful with your skin now, and are sure to use a good prepping cream before your procedure, you’ll likely find that fewer procedures are needed to achieve great results. Also, using the aftercare products as directed, and following the aftercare instructions regarding sun exposure, helps ensure that you won’t need any repeat visits.

If you’re interested in a direct quote for your specific skin care needs, come in to our skin care facilities. We’re happy to help you discuss the options available, and create a skin care regimen that works for you. Being more permanent and likely to offer long-lasting results, our laser treatments can save you money on facials and other treatments in the long run.