How to Get Rid of Sun Spots on Your Face

Mar 11, 2021 | Skin Care


Almost everyone will eventually get a sun spot. They appear on your face and other areas of your body that are exposed to the sun.  A sun spot is a flat, brown spot, which is normally harmless, but will not go away on its own. If you have these spots, you may find yourself spending a lot of time trying to cover it up and a lot of money of products that do not deliver results. Here are a few effective ways that you can get rid of sun spots on your face.

Medical-Grade Chemical Peels

Sun spots can be treated with a medical-grade chemical peel, which is a treatment that North Scottsdale Laser & Skin Care Clinic specializes in. A medium-depth chemical peel works by removing the uppermost skin layers to reveal new, fresh skin to improve the texture of your sun-damaged skin and balance skin pigmentation. Depending on your skin type or issue, alpha-hydroxy acids or betahydroxy acids are used to disrupt the bonds between dead and living skin cells. As the peel causes minor damage to the skin, the skin begins to naturally repair itself. It is essential to use sunscreen going forward to prevent damaging your skin.

Intense Pulsed Light Treatments

It is possible to dramatically erase sun spots and other sun damage and improve your complexion with the non-invasive FotoFacial™ process. This is a series of intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments that reach into the deepest parts of the skin while leaving the surface skin undamaged. The heat from these gentle light pulses causes damage to the sun spot. The body’s natural healing process begins, and the lesion will either flake off or be absorbed by the body.

Upgrade Your Skin Care Products

The majority of over-the-counter products lack the powerful ingredients to correct the appearance of sun spots. North Scottsdale Laser & Skin Care Clinic is an authorized licensed retailer of products from SkinMedica, SkinCeuticals, and ZO® Skin Health, Inc. Our aestheticians can create a custom plan to address your skin care concerns, including sun spots.

Now is a good time to deal with your sun spots before summer arrives. Call North Scottsdale Laser & Skin Care Clinic at (480) 448-0918 to book an appointment.