Sun damage, red spots, and enlarged pores can be embarrassing and unsightly. When they occur on your face, they can be hard to hide. These effects of aging don't have to be permanent, though. A broadband light (BBL) photofacial could help alleviate these issues in a gentle, non-invasive outpatient procedure.
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If you have unsightly skin conditions, you've probably considered laser skin rejuvenation at some point. One concern Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald often hears from people interested in laser skin treatments is the matter of downtime. If you're a busy professional, it may not be easy to take multiple days off work to recover from a laser skin procedure.
..."My son just quit a job he loved and that paid well. When I asked why he'd make such a decision, he pointed at all the dark spots on his face and said, 'This is why!'
You know the sun is the biggest skin discoloration cause out there, but you might not know these other common, yet unexpected culprits.
Age spots can make you look a lot older than you are. These discolorations are also referred to as "brown spots" and "liver spots." Although the decreased cell turnover associated with age contributes to these spots, they are actually caused by sun exposure. Prolonged time soaking up UVA/UVB rays causes your body to respond with an increase in melanin.
"Madeline gets tan in an hour. It takes me all summer!”
Not all skin is born equal. Some of us can get a golden tan in an hour with little sun damage and others can work at it all summer and end up only faintly beige – with a host of sun damage that shows up for decades. Why?
Hyperpigmentation and melasma present on the skin as dark discolorations, usually focused on the face but sometimes on the neck as well. Both conditions are caused by an overproduction of melanin, the natural pigment that determines the color of a person’s skin. Melanin is also responsible for freckles and a variety of blemishes on the face, including acne scars and unsightly sun spots.