Sun damage from natural aging or unnatural tanning can cause unsightly age spots, but these spots can often respond to chemical peels or laser therapy. Learn how to get rid of age spots with this free skin care video.
I'm Dr. Rosalyn George from Wilmington Dermatology Center in Wilmington, North Carolina, and I'd like to give you some tips on dealing with sun damaged skin. So, sun damaged skin has become a big problem because people have used tanning beds and tanned skin is healthy skin, and while that's great in your twenties, what you'll start to notice as you age is that, that causes a lot of sun damage and age spots. Age spots is the number one thing we see from sun damaged skin, and they can be effectively treated three ways. You can either use topical lightening products, things like Hydroquinone, or there is a product called Tri-Luma, that is a combination of three lighteners that will help lighten the skin. Also there are good cosmeceuticals, or skin care lines that you can use, that are treatment regimens that you can use to lighten your skin. After that's not working, then you want to seek the advice of a professional, either dermatologist or aesthetician who can do some of these things as well, that you can use chemical peels. So, light chemical peel agents that you paint on the face and they basically cause a deep exfoliation, where you can peel those layers of sun damage off. After that, the next step would be something like laser procedures and there are lasers that are specifically designed to target age spots and then there are lasers that are used to just resurface the skin. That's some basic information, but before you start any skincare regimen or have any procedures make sure to consult with your skincare specialist or dermatologist.