Age spots – just another thing we have to deal with! As we get older, we’re hit with a number of (annoying) skin concerns that can affect our aesthetic appearance. So added to the list of skin concerns that decide to grace us with their presence when we age, is age spots. They’re quite common among adults, yet their first appearance and intensity depend on a number of factors such as your diet and lifestyle. Although they do not carry any health risks, they can be an aesthetic concern as lets be honest, they’re not pretty!
While it’s true that age spots are common among ageing adults, at times, younger individuals might also notice similar spots forming on their skin. It’s also important to understand that certain skin types are more likely to develop these spots prematurely.
You may want to consult a dermatologist on the necessary steps you can take to rid yourself of these marks if it’s something that concerns you. But until then, lets discuss some of the treatments they may recommend to reduce the appearance of age spots;
Your dermatologist may suggest microdermabrasion; a non-invasive procedure whereby the skin is exfoliated using diamonds and a vacuum to remove the top layer of dead skin cells. This helps smooth out any spots and reduce their appearance to a considerable degree.
Moreover, the process of microdermabrasion promotes skin cell stimulation and new skin growth. This will give you a fresher, more youthful glow.
Because it is a milder approach, you may not notice drastic changes in the first sitting and we recommend 6-12 sessions to receive the best results.
Want to know how all the celebs get their glow?! Not only can you have this treatment on its own, you can also have a chemical peel in combination with microdermabrasion.
Chemical peels are can be a really effective treatment for age spots, sun damage, acne, uneven skin tone, and blackheads. The solution is able to peel away the outer (and older) layer of skin, meaning that the new skin that comes through is smoother and more radiant.
Here at Simply, our therapists choose the best suitable chemical peel for your skin type, which will regulate how deep the peel penetrates into the skin.
When it comes to age spots, the type of chemical solution used is the least invasive and are commonly referred to as “lunchtime peels” where you walk away with a little redness in the area. You will experience flaky and dryness over the course of a few days.
Lastly, you dermatologist can suggest freezing off the age spots using Cryopen. This is a little more invasive than microdermabrasion and chemical peels.
The process involves applying liquid nitrogen to the affected area to destroy the darker pigmentation. This kind of treatment is ideal if you’re dealing with a single spot or a smaller cluster of spots.
If you are experiencing unwanted age spots, please don’t hesitate to visit us at Simply Clinics. Established in 2014, we’re one the leading names in beauty and aesthetic treatments in London, offering high quality treatments at incredible prices. You can consult with your therapist and decide whether you want to opt for microdermabrasion, chemical peels, or cryotherapy.
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