The Problem of Sunspots and What To Do About Them

Did you wake up this morning and notice a flat, brown spot on your skin that doesn’t belong there? You’ve likely been outside this summer and even if you’ve been careful with the sunscreen, that powerful sun still managed to leave a mark or two on your face. These are commonly referred to as sunspots. And for those of us who value healthy-looking skin, these sunspots are a problem.

What Are Sunspots?

According to Healthline, sunspots are “flat areas of skin discoloration” that appear on the areas of skin that get the most sun exposure. They are most common in those over the age of 40. But even those under 40 can experience sunspots due to the amount of sun exposure throughout your life.

The good news about sunspots is they are harmless. Because sunspots and cancerous spots can have similarities in appearance, we do recommend consulting a professional if discoloration of the skin appears suddenly. But if the spot is symmetrical, smooth, and on an area of the skin that is often exposed to the sun (face, hands, shoulders), then you’re likely dealing with sunspots. Harmless? Yes. Attractive? Not so much.


What To Do About Them

The ideal protocol for dealing with sunspots is to limit your sun exposure to avoid them altogether. But if they have already cropped up, we have hope for you!

At the office of Dr. Chadwell, we offer several options to improve the appearance of sunspots. Here are some of our favorites:


Visit the Skin Care Spa

Visit our Skin Care Spa where you will be given a variety of facial and peel options to choose from. What makes our spa such an excellent option is that not only will you leave looking fresh and healthy, you’ll also feel relaxed and refreshed. Our skilled spa specialists can give neck and shoulder massages that will leave you feeling as young as your face looks.

Try out the Advanced Corrective Peel which is our most powerful peel. We’re confident you will be pleased with the way this peel reduces discoloration and leaves your skin smoother and brighter.


Try SkinCeutical Products

Through our Skin Care Spa, we offer access to critically-acclaimed and rated skin care products called SkinCeuticals. This advanced skin care line is backed by science and promoted by Dr. Chadwell himself. Visit the SkinCeuticals website, chat with a pro online, or stop in at our spa for more information.

With sunspots in mind, we recommend the Discoloration Regimen set. This set features Phloretin CF, Discoloration Defense, and Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50. Not only will your sunspots meet their match with these products, you’ll also have high-quality tinted sunscreen to promote your natural radiance.


Talk with Dr. Chadwell

Dr. Chadwell offers non-surgical procedures that can greatly reduce skin discoloration:

Fractora is a non-surgical treatment that uses radiofrequency energy. This radiofrequency reaches the deep layers of the skin, revitalizing collagen and thus promoting healthier looking skin. Not only will you benefit from a more even skin tone, you’ll also see a reduction in wrinkles and acne scars.

Additionally, Dr. Chadwell offers Lumecca. Lumecca uses the most power intense pulse light device to achieve significant results. You will enjoy a smoother, clearer, more radiant complexion.

The best way to decide which of the many options is ideal for you, set up an appointment with Dr. Chadwell. He will discuss with you the different treatments that are best suited for your unique skin and your individual expectations.

Sunspots are a problem. Dr. Chadwell can help!