Sun spots are not to be confused with sunny spots (or locations) we all enjoy soaking in while outside. We’re not talking about the beach, your back porch or even a great parking spot that’s in the sun to help warm you on a chilly day. No, these sun spots (solar lentigines) are on your face, and they’re definitely unwanted.
Sun spots are skin discolorations on your body due to repeated or chronic sun exposure. They are harmless and typically appear on your hands, face and neck. They look like large freckles. They appear when your cell’s melanin production kicks into high gear to combat UV/UB damage. Dark spots occur because your cell overproduced melanin.
If you have a sun spot, it could be for several reasons:
The good news is that sun spots should not cause you any pain. However, they can cause painful emotional reactions due to their affect on your appearance. You cannot control when and where they will appear on your skin, and most times they are at the most unwelcome spot on your skin.
If you have sun spots that you’re ready to say goodbye to, Dr. Evan Ransom at Ransom/MD offers IPL photofacials to help resolve your problem. You’ll enjoy a more uniform and youthful appearance as a result of our IPL photofacial treatments. Call and book your appointment today.
Posted on behalf of Ransom/MD
Dr. Evan Ransom is an Ivy League-educated and Ivy League trained Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. He is a Double Board Certified Head and Neck Surgeon and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and fellowship-trained in facial plastic, reconstructive, and laser surgery. His practice is in the San Francisco Bay Area, serving patients from San Francisco, Oakland, Marin County, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, Walnut Creek, the East Bay, and all over Northern California.