Technology and the medical industry have played an excellent role in reducing our health worries. This combination has contributed to the cosmetic industry too! We now have quick and effective treatments for skin problems, such as age spots. People start noticing age spots on their skin when they cross 40.
Earlier, they used to go for herbal treatments, which are effective, but take a long time to deliver results. But now, there is no need to wait for a long time to get flawless and youthful skin! Just consult a dermatologist, and then go for age spots treatment.
Various treatments are available in the market to eliminate age spots. These treatments target dark spots and lighten them. Let us look at some of the treatment options that one can consider.
Different Methods of Age Spots Treatment
In this method, a chemical solution is used to peel off the dead skin. This technique improves the complexion and texture of the skin. It makes your skin look younger and youthful. The solution is applied to affected areas. The skin gets burned and eventually peels off, exposing new skin. The new, regenerated skin is spotless and beautiful. Let us now check out the steps to the chemical peel method.
- The skin is cleansed thoroughly to remove the excess oil
- The chemical is then applied to affected areas. The dermatologist ensures that eyes and hair don’t come in contact with the chemical solution
- The application burns affected skin and thus a new, regenerated skin appears
This treatment is ideal for people with fair complexion. This treatment can provide other skin benefits, such as, fine lines reduction, acne scar reduction, sun damage cure, blackheads removal, hyper-pigmentation reduction and many more. Always remember to consult a dermatologist before going for a treatment.
Laser therapy targets and destroys melanin-producing cells that are becoming a cause of age spots. Laser therapy is generally effective for age spots, and it lasts for 3 to 5 months. Before going for the treatment, please consult your dermatologist first. In this therapy, UV light is targeted on the affected areas that penetrate the skin and destroys melanin-producing cells. Let us now check out the steps followed in this treatment.
- Your eyes are covered for protection
- A cool gel is applied to the affected area
- A smooth glass surface is placed on your skin
- The laser light is then made to fall on the glass surface
- The light penetrates the skin surface to destroy melanin cells
- In the end, the gel is cleaned and moisturizer is applied to the skin
Laser treatment can be used for multiple skin problems, such as acne signs, spider veins, fine lines, skin texture, etc. This treatment may give effective and ineffective results depending upon your skin type. Therefore, it is advisable to consult your dermatologist before going for treatment.
Dermabrasion is a surgical technique, where the affected area is frozen and then the skin is scraped away using a specialized instrument. In this method also, the upper layer of the skin is scraped off to expose new skin. The new skin is smooth and ensures an even texture. You need to consult the dermatologist before moving ahead with the treatment. Let us go through the steps performed in this method.
- Anesthesia is given to make you feel dizzy
- The affected area is cleaned thoroughly
- A skin freezing spray is applied to the affected area, that freezes it
- A special instrument is then used to remove the outer layers of the skin
The new layer is smooth and even in texture. Age spots are eliminated and new skin is exposed. Your skin takes almost 3 to 4 months to get healed. This method is effective for some other common problems, such as blackheads, acne scars, sun damage, wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation, etc. Nowadays, most dermatologists are using laser techniques in this method. People prefer the mechanical method because it gives the same benefits at a comparatively low cost.
Cryosurgery is also known as cryotherapy. Cryosurgery freezes the skin and reduces or eliminates cells causing abnormality in the skin. It removes unwanted discoloration and growth on the skin. A nitrogen spray is used to freeze the affected skin.
This treatment may take several days to heal the affected areas, depending on your skin type. Discuss it with your dermatologist and then go ahead with the treatment. So, how is this therapy carried out? Following steps are followed in this therapy:
- The skin is cleansed thoroughly
- Nitrogen spray is applied to the affected area
Only two steps are involved in this technique. You need to wait for two or three weeks. The treated age spots peel off after two or three weeks thus introducing a new layer.
These treatments can give you long-lasting effects in a short time, but side-effects are always there. Your skin may or may not bear the after-effects of cosmetic treatments. So, it is better to consult your dermatologist before taking any treatment.