Getting some sun may offer you the tan skin you want for summertime, but that exposure is also causing damage that can age and discolor the skin on your face, neck, arms, and shoulders.
Sun spots, or solar lentigines, are the freckles you get as a result of sun exposure over time. They can appear brown, grey, or black and while they’re most common in adults over 50, they can also appear on younger skin that’s exposed unprotected from the sun. And cumulative sun exposure over time will make them appear worse as you age.
So what’s the science behind these unsightly spots?
UV light from the sun accelerates your skin’s production of melanin – the pigment on the upper layer that gives your skin its color. Too much sun causes a higher concentration of that pigment, creating sun spots.
Sun spots are medically harmless, but they do contribute to a more aged appearance of your skin. Kalos’ K-Spa offers effective, state-of-the-art treatments to reduce the appearance of sun spots and hyperpigmentation – including chemical peels and IPL (intense pulse light). Call one of our sun spot treatment specialists today to schedule your consultation!
Post Provided by Benjamin Stong MD, Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE, #910
Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone: (404) 963-6665