Dark spots happen to everyone, especially as people get older. While they are generally harmless, no one wants to show their age with hyperpigmentation on their face, hands, and other noticeable areas. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to ward off dark spots and lighten up existing discoloration.
The number one thing you can do to prevent dark spots is to limit your exposure to UV rays. Use sunscreen when you go outside and skip the tanning beds. Some medical conditions and medications are also known to increase your risk of hyperpigmentation, so talk to your doctor for advice.
However, most people will start developing dark spots eventually. The good news is that there are numerous skincare products available to lighten spots and keep your skin tone even. Talk to Colorado dermatology specialists to find the right treatment for you. Over-the-counter and prescription options are available. A good product should contain an active ingredient like glycolic acid or hydroquinone to diminish the spot’s appearance or even eliminate it.
We also offer IPL treatment for hyperpigmentation. IPL, or intense pulsed light, is a great way to treat wrinkles, spots, and unwanted hair. Though it is similar to laser treatments, IPL is less focused than a laser and penetrates too deeper layers of skin while causing less damage to your skin overall.
For the vast majority of cases, dark spots are nothing to worry about, medically speaking. However, for some patients, they can be a sign of illness. For your peace of mind, it is good to consult with a dermatologist whenever you notice something new or unusual happening with your skin.
Visit Colorado Skin Care to get a dark spot treatment recommendation from our specialists. Reach out to us today by calling (303) 740-4883.