Age spot removal in Annapolis area
Over time, the elements can negatively affect the appearance of the skin, especially the face. Dr. Cheryl Burgess at the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery in the Annapolis area understands the way these imperfections can affect the way patients feels about their appearance. She encourages both men and women to learn about the ways in which age spots and other discolorations are handled.
When patients come to our practice to ask about age spot removal, they may be introduced to a wide range of services to assist. There is no single “best” way to handle age spots, so patients are encouraged to learn about the various methods available and then work with a board certified dermatologist to choose the technique best suited for their specific situation. Age spot removal can be achieved in many ways:
Chemical peels are commonly used for patients to help reduce age spots. This method requires a specific blend of ingredients, including an acid, which will aggressively remove the upper layer of the skin to bring forth healthier skin cells to replace them. While this doesn’t achieve results in one appointment, over time, with regular chemical peels, patients will notice the overall fading of their pigmentation as this treatment addresses age spots.
Dermabrasion is another treatment that focuses on that upper layer of skin. It uses a specialized rotating brush to help slough away the dead skin and rejuvenate it. This method can be thought of as “sandpapering” off the rough skin in a controlled environment with a professional administering treatment for safety and effective results.
In many cases, lasers can be used to remove age spots. This is done by actually destroying the pigmentation. Several treatments are necessary for optimum results, but patients should expect great results with a consistent treatment schedule with their dermatologist.
Dr. Cheryl Burgess of the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery encourages new and existing patients to visit her practice to learn about the advantages of age spot removal and other cosmetic services readily available with today’s innovative technology.