Though a face full of freckles can be appealing, not everyone is born with the genetic predisposition to such a unique complexion. In fact, many people end up with dark spots on their face because of exposure to the sun and damages to the skin rather than natural freckles. If you are someone who has noticed more and more unusual discoloration on your face or skin, it can be due to age spots. This is a mottled appearance and can appear on all skin types.
What can you do if you have dark spots on your face and you want to reduce or eliminate them? At Juvia MedSpa, our team offers a variety of treatments designed to provide remedies for all skin types. After all, there are some treatments that can cause further discoloration for those with darker complexions, rather than reducing or eliminating dark spots and discoloration.
The Treatment Options
If you are serious about dark spots and areas of discoloration on the face, we will propose the following treatments, based on your needs or conditions:
Microdermabrasion – This is a non-invasive and gentle procedure that will help those with any sort of skin type. It requires our experts to apply a fine mist of crystals on the skin and then use specialized gear to buff away the uppermost layer. This removes dead and damaged cells, and with just a few visits to our office, you will see any dark spots beginning to fade or even disappear.
Chemical peel – This is also another method that removes the uppermost layers of skin and reveals the newer and healthier cells below. It uses a chemical that exfoliates the skin and the specialist then scrubs the dead cells away using mild amounts of pressure.
Laser treatment – If your dark spots are unlikely to respond to gentle methods like chemical peels and/or microdermabrasion, our experts may suggest laser treatments. These take a longer period of time to generate results, but they are as effective as traditional tattoo removal treatments. The laser is targeted at the areas of discoloration and dark spots, and as the laser strikes these areas, it actually breaks down the cells with the discoloration. They body’s automatic responses detect the cells and begin to absorb them into the blood stream. The result is skin that is an even color to the surrounding skin, and with less likelihood of any return of the discoloration.
If you are suffering from larger areas of hyperpigmentation, rather than individual areas of dark sports, it can also be addressed through similar treatments. This is usually due to an overproduction of melanin. This is a compound that determines the color of your skin, and skin that has been damaged by sun exposure, burns, acne, lesions or simple cuts and scars can often experience hyperpigmentation as a result.
Quite often, areas that are not responding to treatment with chemical peels and/or microdermabrasion will respond to IPL or intense pulse light therapy. This is a laser treatment that may require up to six visits to the office in order to reduce or diminish dark spots. It is different from other laser therapies in that it uses a single wavelength of light to stimulate the skin to create collagen.
For anyone struggling with unsightly dark spots and discoloration, there are remedies available. If you are eager to learn more or book a consultation, get in touch with Juvia MedSpa at 817-427-3700.