Also known as age spots or liver spots, sun spots are darkened patches that appear on the skin due to time spent in the sun. Typically larger than freckles, sun spots often develop in areas that receive frequent, direct sun exposure, such as the face, hands, arms, back, neck and the tops of the feet. If you have noticed sun spots after sunburn, you may be curious about treatment options to help fade them. Let’s take a look at the effective sun spot treatment methods available at our New Jersey dermatology practice.
Sun Spots After Sunburn: Can They Be Treated?
Before we dive into treatment options which can help to minimize the appearance of age spots, we’d first like to clarify that treatment is not always necessary. Sun spots are usually benign, although it is important to carefully monitor them for changes in appearance, as with any skin growth. Our board-certified dermatology providers are here to help you maintain your health and address any concerning skin spots during your annual skin cancer screening.
Even when sun-related dark spots do not pose a health risk, many patients seek aesthetic solutions to restore a more even tone and texture to their skin. Sun spots after sunburn or extended exposure can also become itchy and irritated in some cases.
At Kessel Dermatology, we proudly offer a range of advanced treatments proven to diminish the appearance of age spots and other skin imperfections. Treatments we may recommend to remedy sun damage include:
- Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), a versatile form of phototherapy offering a long-lasting solution to visible sun-induced skin damage
- excel V+™, a precise laser technology which emits pulses of light clinically proven to target dark blemishes and restore natural skin color
- Topical treatments, an at-home option which can help to lighten dark spots when used continuously
Depending on the location and number of sun spots you wish to address, the most appropriate course of treatment will vary. Our skilled practitioners can help you decide on the best option to achieve your individual skin goals.
Discover Skin Rejuvenating Treatments at Kessel Dermatology
Whether you are looking to combat signs of aging and sun damage, or you have another cosmetic or medical skin concern, you can trust that you’ll be in good hands with the practitioners at Kessel Dermatology. Our team is dedicated to helping you keep your skin healthy and beautiful at every stage of life by providing compassionate care utilizing state-of-the-art technologies. To schedule an appointment with one of our skin care experts, call us today at (609) 890-2600.