3 Non-Invasive Options For Treating Sunspots

Posted on: 28 July 2018

As you age, an unwanted consequence is sunspots or age spots showing up on your face, neck, and hands. These spots can give away your age even if you've managed to stave off wrinkles so far. Using fade creams and serum can help if your age spots aren't very dark yet, but ultimately you may find it's way more effective to opt for a cosmetic treatment. Here are a few options for non-invasive yet very effective treatments for sunspots.

A Series of Chemical Peels

One of the more basic yet still effective treatments to try is a series of chemical peels. Chemical peels use active ingredients to gently exfoliate and remove the dead skin cells accumulating on your face. The results are subtle at first, but getting a series of peels spaced a month or so apart will eventually lead to very noticeable results. Chemical peels not only help to fade or eliminate sunspots but also helps give you a more youthful glow and more even skin tone overall. 

Laser Treatments

If you'd like faster and more dramatic results, laser treatment services are the ideal cosmetic procedure for you. Laser treatment services target the darker, unwanted pigment in sunspots as well as acne scars and other forms of hyperpigmentation. Once hit with a laser, this pigment breaks up and sloughs off your skin over the course of several days.

The result is much more even, bright, smooth skin with no more sunspots. You should see results right away, but for dark or stubborn spots you may need a few treatments to get the best effect possible. Just remember to use sunblock and avoid the sun as much as possible during and after your treatments as laser treatments make your skin more sensitive to the sun.


Another non-invasive treatment option to consider is microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion is a gentle exfoliation technique that buffs away the top layer of your skin using a specially designed handheld device. Microdermabrasion is not powerful enough to get rid of sunspots all on its own, but is very effective over time, especially when combined with other treatments like laser facials and at-home serums. Microdermabrasion is also a great option for those with sensitive skin.

Talking to your dermatologist or aesthetician about your sunspots is the best place to start. They can discuss the cosmetic procedures you're most interested in and come up with a comprehensive treatment plan.