Age spots, or freckles, are generally a result of exposure to the sun, so preventing age spots is all about using sunscreen and limiting exposure. Discover products that will help to fade sun spots with help from a dermatologist in this free video on skin care and age spots.
Hi I'm Dr. Raphael Darvish with "Skinpeccable Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Center" here in Los Angeles, California. Today I'm going to be speaking with you about how to fade age spots. So age spots or commonly known as freckles come from sun exposure. So, by using sunscreen and staying out of the sun you can avoid them but in the case where you got them, there are options. The first option is still going to be sunscreen Melashade E Sunscreen from Skinpeccable is a very good one but any SPF 30 or greater sunscreen is generally good. You, it is best to use one that is titanium or zinc oxide based as those will provide you the best protection as a physical block. Secondly, you can use a bleaching cream, generally doctors can prescribe you a four percent hydroquinone based cream that will help to bleach away some of those spots. If you go to some dermatologists, you can get higher percentages of the hydroquinone cream. At our office we have an eight percent hydroquinone cream that will help to fade the spots a little better than the four percent variety and lastly you can use a commercially based cream like Tri-Luma to help to fade those sun spots better. Next you can go see an esthetician who can do some chemical peels and Microdermabrasions to exfoliate and help increase cell turnover and remove or lighten those brown spots. And lastly, probably the most aggressive best treatment is going to be cosmetic lasers, namely the IPL Laser is a very very good one. It is the most commonly used laser in the United States to remove age spots or freckles. There are other lasers that you can use for the removal of age spots, namely the Alexandrite Laser or the V-Beam Laser. Those are two very popular ones that work extremely well to eliminate freckles really anywhere on the body. I'm Dr. Raphael Darvish and that's a brief overview of how to fade age spots.