Sun Spot Treatment

Sunspot Treatment in Wenatchee, WA

Discolorations on the face are known by a couple of different names, including age spots, sunspots, liver spots, hormone spots, and more. But whichever name you know these flat brownish-colored discolorations by, we want to assure you that we have laser therapy for everyone – including sunspot treatment near you.

Causes of Sunspots

Although pigmentation changes can occur anywhere on your body, sun spots most commonly occur in the areas of your body that have been most exposed to the sun. And while many people associate excessive sun exposure to time spent on the beach or outside during sports or other activities, it is possible to get sunspots from the sun’s reflection that occurs while you are driving. Fortunately, sunspots are generally characterized as harmless. However, thinking that a skin discoloration is a sunspot when it could be a more severe concern such as skin cancer is not to be taken lightly. For that reason, it’s always recommended that you seek professional advice regarding any changes in your skin.

Treating Sunspots with Laser Therapy Near You

When you visit Valley Laser and Skin for your consultation, our Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) will ask you about any discoloration in pigmentation. The purpose of this inquiry is to determine if it has changed in appearance (such as size, color, bleeding, or itchiness). If it’s determined that the area of concern is indeed a sunspot and not skin cancer, we may recommend Intense Pulse Light (IPL) therapy to heat and destroy the melanin painlessly. You may have tried at-home sunspot treatments such as aloe vera, vitamins C and E, or over-the-counter (OTC) creams and serums, but the use of light energy to target sunspots delivers faster, more predictable results.

The Takeaway

Whenever you notice any changes in your skin coloration or pigmentation, you should seek professional care rather than relying on an at-home or Internet diagnosis. When you visit Valley Laser and Skin for your skin consultation – whether it’s for sunspots, age spots, or whatever naming convention you’ve given them – you’ll receive the medical diagnosis and suggested treatment that is best suited for the changes in your skin.