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Sun Spots: Prevention and Correction Techniques

Last updated 7 years ago

For many people, sun spots are a source of self-consciousness. They are caused by their namesake, the sun, and often occur on the face, arms, back, hands, and other areas of the body that are frequently exposed to the sun’s harmful rays. However, sun spots can be easy to prevent and, if you already have them, to correct. Here is some basic information about sun spots:

  • Prevention Methods

Since the sun’s rays cause sun spots, protecting your skin from the sun is the most effective way to prevent the formation of sun spots.  How can you protect your skin from the sun?  To begin, use sunscreen every day, even if you don’t plan a whole day out in the sun.  There is even make-up available that contains SPF.  Be sure that you reapply the sunscreen often and to go beyond the face and shoulders and include the tops of the hands, wrists, upper thighs, and anywhere else the sun’s rays will have a chance to strike.  You can also wear loose clothing that covers up your extremities but keeps you cool.  Wide-brimmed hats are not only cute, but will also shade the face from the sun’s rays.  These and other prevention methods can work remarkably well at preventing or at least slowing the signs of damage to your skin from the sun.

  • Correction Techniques

For those who do have sun spots, there are very successful correction techniques available. One of the quickest and easiest methods for sun spot removal is with laser skin rejuvenation. Laser skin rejuvenation will reverse the pigmentation of the sun spots, making the tone and quality of your skin look normal and blend in with the undamaged skin. If you get laser skin rejuvenation, then you can also improve your sun care habits to prevent the development of new sun spots. Laser skin rejuvenation usually only takes one or two treatments to correct the pigmentation, and the laser is safe for your skin and body.

If you have sun spots and are interested in a laser skin rejuvenation treatment, then come to Elements Laser Spa for professional and fast service. Contact us by calling (512) 444-4600 or by visiting our website today.   


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