RF Skin Resurfacing
SPF Sun Protection
What Are Liver Age or Sun Spots?
A common complaint among our Houston-area patients at Glamour Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa is the appearance of liver spots or age spots that look like brown coffee stains on the skin. Melasma, which appears as brown patches on the skin’s surface, and solar lentigos, which are dark moles that appear primarily in areas that receive heavy sun exposure, respond well to a variety of treatments.
Radio Frequency Skin Resurfacing
This gentle yet effectively powerful treatment uses advanced radiofrequency technology to gently lift away the skin’s outermost layer, removing those freckles, moles, and surface spots with it. Venus Viva RF Skin Resurfacing also triggers collagen production, which provokes a gradual improvement of skin firmness as more collagen is produced in the weeks following treatment. This treatment may be used on the face and the neck, décolleté, the arm, and the hands.
IPL Photofacial (Photorejuvenation)
The IPL Photofacial is recommended for people who have uneven skin pigmentation, freckles, and sunspots, or other flaws or marks on the skin’s surface, such as acne scars and patches of discoloration. The IPL uses the precision of intense pulsating light beams to lift away the skin’s outermost layer, along with its freckles, marks, and other surface imperfections. Increased collagen production also provides gradual improvements that continue for weeks following treatment.
Microdermabrasion is a treatment that gently exfoliates the skin’s surface using an exact sanding instrument, triggering increased collagen production and exposing a healthy new layer of fresh skin cells. Microdermabrasion treatment improves the skin’s tone and evens out pigmentation for a smoother, cleaner appearance.
Chemical peels use natural plant-based chemical acids to peel away surface imperfections, much like a sunburn peels away the surface layer of skin. Chemical peels produce temporary effects and must be repeated regularly to maintain results.
Microneedling With or Without PRP
Microneedling works similarly to skin resurfacing. Instead of gently scraping off the skin’s surface layer, microneedling gently punctures the skin with microneedles to stimulate collagen production and produce tighter and firmer skin with fewer surface irregularities. When enhanced with Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) therapy, this treatment helps produce a more even skin tone and texture.
SPF Sun Protection
It is essential after any skin resurfacing treatment or chemical peel that you protect your skin from the sun’s ultraviolet rays as effectively as possible. We provide our patients a line of professional prescription-grade skin care products, including top-of-the-line sun protection products to protect your skin from damage while undergoing treatment for sunspots and age spots.
Can you get rid of age spots?
You can reduce or get rid of age spots with treatments including RF skin resurfacing, IPL, chemical peels, microneedling, and more.
Can you get age spots anywhere on your body?
Yes, age spots can appear virtually anywhere on the body. They are more likely in areas that receive considerable sun exposure, including the face, chest, or hands.
What does an age spot look like?
Age spots are flat circular or oval-shaped patches of increased pigmentation on the skin, usually appearing tan to dark brown in color.
What is the fastest way to get rid of age spots?
Professional treatment options such as IPL, microdermabrasion, microneedling, or chemical peels are typically the fastest method of getting rid of age spots. The best treatment option for you can be determined after a consultation.
What is the best cream to get rid of age spots?
Professional, prescription-grade skincare products are best for treating and preventing age spots. In particular, you should prioritize topical antioxidants and daily SPF to prevent new sunspots or age spots from developing.
Does vitamin C help with age spots?
Topical Vitamin C can slow melanin production, meaning that it can prevent age spots from developing or worsening.
What is the best way to get rid of age spots?
Treatments including IPL photofacials, microneedling or chemical peels are the best and most effective options for getting rid of age spots.
Can you scrape off age spots?
Some treatments like chemical peels, and RF skin resurfacing serve to remove age spots by resurfacing the skin. However, you should never attempt to scrape off age spots at home as this can cause unnecessary damage or other complications.
Can a physician remove age spots?
A physician can remove age spots using professional treatment options suited to your skin type.
Why am I getting so many age spots all of a sudden?
Age spots are typically the result of excess UV exposure from spending too much time in the sun without adequate SPF or from the use of tanning beds over time.
OUR CLIENTS' REVIEWS