As you grow older, the combined actions of sun damage, environmental pollutants, and genetic factors can make your skin look old, tired, or dull. You may also develop age spots and discoloration on your skin because of sun damage, negatively affecting your confidence, self-esteem, or a general sense of self. At LivingYoung Center, we use unique, cutting-edge, non-invasive techniques to reverse the effects of sun damage and aging, helping you achieve smoother, even-textured skin.
Reverse the effect of sun damage
Age Spots: Causes
Age spots are the small, flat, and dark pigments on your skin’s surface. They differ in size and shade, and they usually appear on parts of the body exposed to sunlight, such as the shoulders, arms, neck, or face. Age spots are often called liver spots or sunspots because they’re primarily caused by excessive sun exposure and sun damage. Continued exposure to ultraviolet light leads to overactive pigment cells that activate excess melanin production in specific areas, leading to clusters of age spots.
Age Spots: Treatment Options
IPL (intense pulsed light) therapy is one of the most effective treatments for age spots. IPL photofacial involves channeling highly calibrated wavelengths of light energy into the pigmented spots on your skin. Our cosmetic providers calibrate the device to target light energy into the age spots, ensuring the surrounding skin remains undamaged. The light energy is absorbed by the pigmented spots, where it breaks up the unwanted pigmentation. Over time, the pigmented spots will darken and then gradually flake away from the skin.
Chemical peels are unique skincare formulations that exfoliate the uppermost layers of your skin. The depth and effectiveness of the chemical peel depend on the specific ingredients used. Some chemical peels only exfoliate the dead skin cells, whereas others penetrate deep within the skin’s surface. Chemical peels scrub away the damaged skin cells with the pigmented spots, paving the way for smoother, more even-textured skin underneath. The results are smooth, uniform, and glowing complexion without pigmentation.
LivingYoung Center is a luxurious wellness center and med spa in St Pete specializing in anti-aging and skin rejuvenation treatments. Our cosmetic providers and dermatologists carefully examine your facial skin, discuss your goals, and curate personalized treatment plans just for you. Each individual is unique, and each treatment plan is designed accordingly. If you want to reverse the signs of aging without harsh side effects or downtime, please schedule an appointment at our medical spas in Seminole, Palm Harbor, or St. Petersburg.