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Age Spots – You Can Lighten Them Up With a Chemical Peel

When you played T-ball, Freckles were cute, but now you’re thinking… What is that-an age spot?!? While age spots have nothing to do with aging, when the cells that produce melanin (skin pigment) go bad they do appear over time. You’re going to have a freckle, or more likely a blotch that’s bigger than a freckle, and that’s just not going away. If you think it’s too early to find age spots but see them on family members-well, the bad news is, those aged, discolored spots that appear on faces and hands over the years are inherited, and you’ll definitely get them.

The good news is you can take action now to mitigate the discoloration’s presence. Better still, the science of dermatology continues to grow with modern therapies for cosmetic dermatology. Which means we all have choices at any age to fade skin discolouration. I’ll send you the details you need in this article about the procedure commonly known as the chemical peel (or facial peel). By clicking we get more information about the Dermatologist

So let’s first think about what you should do to try and stop spots of age: Sunscreen! (You knew I’d say that.) Sun damage brings out those streaks and blotches, and sun exposure will make them deeper and more noticeable for those of us already blessed with the unseemly markings. No question: wear protective clothing and use a sunscreen UVA / UVB labelled with SPF 30 or more. Cover your skin from the sun-even if it’s cloudy, every day!

But what if your skin has already blossomed with the dreaded age spots? Chemical facial peels provide successful fading of age spots and other skin discoloration along with other benefits amongst the treatments cosmetic dermatologists provide. The facial peel works by loosening the connections between surface cells and accelerating the “turnover rate,” introducing new cells to the surface of the skins. Because these spots start with defective pigmentation in deeper cells, this procedure helps the skin to get rid of these cells, along with the skin that is damaged by light. A side benefit: The procedure also smoothes wrinkles and increases the development of collagen, thereby enhancing skin tone.

Chemical therapies provide an benefit over surface procedures such as dermabrasion: peels operate in the skin to a deeper level. You would of course want to explore the right remedy for your particular needs with your own cosmetic dermatologist. A few people have skin that is prone to chemicals, and further tests will make it clear if this procedure is right for you.

Your cosmetic dermatologist will also prescribe the treatment level that fits your particular skin type disorder and schedule requirements. The treatment includes the carefully managed application to the skin of an acid or other solution and there are a number of types of chemical peel, from heavy-duty to gentler. One common combination to start with the big guns includes fluocinolone, hydroquinone and tretinoin. It is topical (applied to your skin), but requires prescription from a doctor. Fluocinolone is a steroid; hydroquinone blocks melanin production, the dark pigment on the skin; tretinoin is a type of vitamin A. Together they strongly promote cell turnover in the skin and prevent new pigment production.

The formulation is particularly effective for heavy discolouration, but needs to be used with caution. Women of childbearing age will undergo a test before taking the procedure to rule out pregnancy. All should be conscious that during the treatment sequence the skin will become more responsive to other skin products and to sunlight. An anesthetic should be used by the dermatologist, because the skin would possibly feel sticky, look red and peel. But, in a few days to a week, it will calm down, and look very straightforward and pleasant in tone-that is, youthful!