Age spots are pigmented lesions caused by excess melanin in skin cells resulting from UV exposure. People of any age or race can develop these spots. (That was the bad news.) The good news is that there are several treatment options that can help you achieve that beautiful, even skin tone again. Topical treatments used to bleach, lighten or brighten include Hydroquinone, Lytera, or Chemical Peels. Another popular option is IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), for skin types I-IV, which can pull the excess pigment out of the skin for an immediate improvement. We recommend using Lytera with retinol to protect your investment and results after your IPL treatment. Regardless of the treatment option you choose, sunscreen should always be applied afterwards and daily.
If hyperpigmentation is your concern, you are not alone. 1.972 BILLION other people have that same concern. Say goodbye to sun damage, blotchy redness, hyperpigmentation, small facial veins, and more! Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) or PhotoFacial uses pulsed light to penetrate the skin. The result is blood vessel constriction, collagen formation, and lifting away brown spots. The procedure is quick and requires no downtime. The best candidates for IPL are people with light, untanned skin. IPL can effectively improve skin texture, eliminate discolorations, reduce pore size, and minimize wrinkles and fine lines. To keep your results in check, we recommend protecting your investment with SkinMedica’s Lytera for your at-home treatment. Lytera is applied morning and night and contains a combination of ingredients that effectively reduce the appearance of skin discoloration and dark spots in as little as 4 weeks. It has similar efficacy to 4% hydroquinone but unlike hydroquinone, Lytera can be used continuously where as hydroquinone’s recommended treatment is 3 months on, 3 months off . IPL treatment in conjunction with Lytera will give you a fantastic result of a glowing, more even complexion.
Allyson- Licensed Aesthetician at the MedicalSpa at Corbett Cosmetic