Sun spots are flat brown or white spots on skin which has suffered chronic exposure to sunlight. Although they form due to the effects of excessive sunlight on melanin production, they are harmless. However, individuals may still wish to have them removed for cosmetic reasons.
What are the Types?
Sun spots are simply classified by their color:
Brown sun spots or lentigines, which result from an increase in the number of melanocytes (cells responsible for producing melanin) present in sun-exposed skin
White sun spots or idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis, which appear when melanin is destroyed from years of excessive sun exposure
What You Can Do
Sun spots can be prevented if individuals regularly apply sunblock and use protective clothing. It is also advisable to minimize outdoor activities between 10AM and 3PM. However, once damage has occurred, it is best to consult a dermatologist to receive the appropriate treatment.
To help make your sun spots disappear, our dermatologists at Skin MD offer Elos skin rejuvenation. This anti-aging technique consists of a series of procedures which aim to even out your skin tone, giving it a more youthful appearance.
Schedule a consultation with us today and learn more about how our experts can help bring back your skin’s flawless glow.
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