How to Get Rid of Age Spots On Your Hands
- Posted on: Aug 15 2017
Your hands can show where you’ve been, what you’ve done, and worst of all, your age. If you have age or sun spots on your hands that are making you feel self-conscious, there are a few different ways for you to get rid of them. From a topical cream to laser resurfacing, this article will discuss a few different options that you have to choose from to get rid of your sun spots on your hands. Read on to learn more.
Topical creams with ingredients like retinol in them are great for lightening your skin and encouraging new skin turnover— leaving you with fewer sunspots than before. When using one of these topical creams, however, make sure to put a sunscreen on the top because they can make you more prone to sunburns.
Intense Pulse Light
Intense pulse light or IPL is one of the best ways to get rid of sunspots on your hands. By targeting the melanin in your skin, IPL breaks it up and leaves you with smoother, less discolored skin in the process.
Lasers like PicoWay are also an extremely popular way for you to get rid of sunspots on your hands. Similar to IPL, smaller photothermal waves, lasers work to break up the melanin in the skin and leave you without the added pigmentation.
After you get any treatment on your hands to get rid of sunspots, the best thing you can do is wear a sunscreen every day— especially while you are driving. The more exposure your hands have to the sun, the more likely you are to develop more and more sunspots.
If you have sun spots on your hands that you would like to get rid of, there are a variety of different treatment options for you to choose from, depending on how many you have and how severe they are. To learn more about these treatments, contact The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester today!
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