Sun Spots and Age Spots

What are sun spots?

Sun spots, also commonly referred to as age spots or liver spots, are flat tan, brown or black spots on the skin. They vary in size and can be caused by a variety of things including aging, sun exposure and other sources of UV light. While they can occur anywhere on the body, they most commonly occur in the places that have had the greatest sun exposure such as the face, back of the hands, forearms and shoulders. While these spots are hard to completely avoid, wearing sunscreen and staying out of the sun as much as possible will help greatly. Fortunately, if you do develop sun spots and age spots, there are incredibly effective treatment options available. Here at Cayce Medical Spa in Columbia, MO, we offer IPL laser treatments and chemical peels to reduce sun spots and age spots.

IPL Laser

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment is a form of light therapy that uses heat to restore the skin’s youthful appearance. Lumecca is a form of IPL but at three times the strength of regular IPL, therefore requiring fewer sessions than traditional IPL. Besides being a very effective treatment for sun spots and age spots, Lumecca can also reduce vascular lesions, including port wine stains, facial, truncal and leg telangiectasias, rosacea, erythema of rosacea, angiomas and spider angiomas, poikiloderma of Civatte, superficial leg veins and venous malformations. Lumecca is a great option for patients with an active lifestyle, as it has virtually no downtime and is very low risk for negative side effects. For more information, please visit our lasers page.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels can be an effective solution for sun spots, age spots, liver spots and melasma. These peels work by using a chemical solution to remove the outer layer of skin, taking the darkened pigment with it. The layer that is revealed underneath is typically smoother and more even-toned. Here at Cayce Med Spa in Columbia, MO, we offer a variety of peel types including SkinCeuticals Micro-peels and Glytone Peels. Each peel treats specific skin issues and your treatment will be customized to your skin type. Chemical peels are also offered as one of our spa services.