Removing sun spots with aesthetic medicine

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Removing sun spots with aesthetic medicine

Removing sun spots with aesthetic medicine

It’s the end of summer, the return of the vacations, and sometimes the arrival of small pigmentation spots on the skin. After exposure to the sun, these brown sun spots can appear on the face and body.

What are they linked to? how can you get rid of those brown sun spots? Epilium & Skin explains everything you need to know to treat sun spots and regain an even, radiant complexion after the summer season.

Pigmentation spots or sun spots: what are they?

They are characterized by their brown color, which appears uniformly on the skin of the face and body.

Sun spots are caused by excess melanin production on the surface of the epidermis, due to the body’s self-defense mechanism following exposure to the sun.

They’re also called “brown spots“, ” lentigos ” in medical jargon, and more unfairly “age spots“, despite the fact that they can form early.

Who is affected by pigmentation spots on the skin?

Both men and women can be prone to the development of pigment spots. As long as the skin is not properly protected, all mature skins are concerned.

After the age of 40, they are more frequent, and we speak in this case of the beginning of depletion of the “sun capital“.

How do you get rid of sun spots?

ZO Obagi cosmetics for dark spots

The use of corrective creams helps reduce brown spots. They are formulated with tranexamic acid or retinol, which are photo-sensitizing lightening ingredients, so they should be applied in the evening at bedtime. During the day, use a vitamin C-based cream with SPF 50.

Discover our ZO Obagi range, and use the serum containing 10% Vitamin C every morning to fight free radicals, combined with the SPF 50 sunscreen. Every third day, apply retinol to gradually eliminate sun spots and brighten your complexion.

These cosmetics cannot precisely target pigmentation spots, which is why their effectiveness remains limited, but they do significantly improve the clarity and evenness of the complexion.

Aesthetic medicine for pigmentation spots

Several medical and aesthetic techniques are available to reduce or even eliminate sun spots:

  • chemical peel: a mixture of glycolic acid and/or fruit acids, its aim is to destroy the superficial layers of the skin, forcing it to regenerate. In just 3 or 4 sessions, the epidermis is re-homogenized. A 2-in-1 treatment, it also helps reduce wrinkles and fine lines by acting on the production of collagen and elastin in skin tissue.
  • the Thulium or Lasemd laser: the laser beam pulse comes from micro-channels in the epidermis. These micro-channels enable optimal penetration of active ingredients such as tranexamic acid, which has the ability to erase melasma. At Epilium & Skin, we recommend this non-ablative laser for removing sun spots. As Lasemd is non-ablative, it does not remove the upper layers of the skin, so recovery time is rapid. Moreover, creating microscopic areas of controlled damage in the skin will stimulate collagen production. Collagen renewal will help remove sun spots. 1 to 3 sessions are generally required for visible reduction in brown sun spots.
  • Lasemd coupled with tranexamic acid to remove sun spots. To optimize the action of Lasemd, in our aesthetic medicine center, we have chosen to couple it with an ampoule of tranexamic acid, which you can use at home the week following your treatment. This active ingredient reduces the production of melanin responsible for sun spots. Its anti-inflammatory properties also help reduce skin hyperpigmentation. it is well tolerated and considered safe.

Will sun spots never reappear?

Although the results of these treatments are satisfactory, other sun spots may appear throughout your life.

To prolong the effects of the sessions, and avoid the formation of new pigmentation spots, it’s essential to protect yourself from UV rays, all year round.

How can I avoid sun spots on my face?

The application of a cream with a protection factor should be carried out all year round. There’s a misconception that winter or cloudy weather protects us, but it’s not true!

In summer, SPF50 should be favored, and renewed regularly during the day in the event of prolonged exposure. Ideally, of course, you should opt for a shaded area, or wear textiles, hats and glasses for effective protection against the sun’s harmful rays.

Epilium & Skin’s anti-spot solutions in aesthetic medicine

We perform laser and chemical peels at our Paris aesthetic medicine center. These procedures should be carried out at a time of year when the UV index is low, to optimize their effectiveness. We recommend that you start your anti-spot treatment in autumn or winter.

As with all treatments at Epilium & Skin, the diagnostic appointment with our aesthetic doctor is free of charge. You can book your appointment online right here.


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