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Reduce the appearance of sun spots with safe and effective treatments
Sun spots, also known as age spots or liver spots, are harmless, flat, brown spots that can appear on the skin as you age. They are caused by exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, which can damage the skin cells and cause melanin production to increase. Melanin is the pigment that gives skin its colour.
Sun spots can appear on any area of the body that is exposed to the sun, but they are most common on the face, hands, and arms. They can be any size.
Which treatment is right for you?
While sunspots are not harmful to your health, they can be unsightly and make you look older than you are. If you are concerned about sun spots, there are a number of treatments that can help to improve their appearance.
- Cryotherapy: Cryotherapy is a treatment that uses liquid nitrogen to freeze and destroy unwanted skin cells. It is a safe and effective treatment for sun spots. During cryotherapy treatment, liquid nitrogen is applied to the sun spot using a cotton swab or spray applicator. The liquid nitrogen freezes the sun spot, which causes the cells to die. The dead cells will then slough off, revealing new, healthy skin underneath.
- IPL (Intense Pulsed Light): IPL (which stands for intense pulsed light) is a treatment that uses light energy to heat and destroy unwanted skin cells. It is a safe and effective treatment for sun spots. During IPL treatment, a light pulse is applied to the sun spot. The light heats the sun spot, which causes the cells to die. The dead cells will then slough off, revealing new, healthy skin underneath.
- Obagi Peels: Obagi peels are a type of chemical peel that uses a combination of acids to exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells, sun damage, and other imperfections. Obagi peels are available in a variety of strengths, depending on your skin type and concerns.
Your skin transformation starts with a consultation at Butterfly Aesthetics in Wakefield.