Did you recently return from a vacation to sunny beaches to get away from the hustle and bustle of city love? We bet you had the time of your life!

But as much as we love warm sunny days and the warm glow of the tan on our skin after a blissful vacation, most of us return with a lot of sun damage on our skin.

This damage manifests in the form of sunspots that are flat light brown spots on your face—and despite using a sunscreen every day, there are a few rays that can penetrate the protective layer of the SPF to damage your skin.

Let’s take a look at what sun damage entails, how sunspots develop, and if there’s a sure-fire way to get rid of them with the help of a skin rejuvenation method.

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The problem—sun damage and sunspots

While it feels great to spend time in the sun, it can take a toll on your skin. This is because the sunrays comprise ultraviolet rays that damage your skin and cause sunburn. Over time, the rays can lead to the development of fine lines, sun spots, wrinkles, and dark spots on your skin.

Sunspots are dark spots on the face that may vary in color between brown and black. They’re formed due to prolonged exposure to the sun rays. While they pose no risk to the health and are non-cancerous, they do present a few problems when it comes to your complexion and the overall skin tone.

The solution—chemical peels

If you’re tired of spending money on high-end skincare products or investing in expensive makeup products to reduce the appearance of sunspots, perhaps a permanent solution is what you’re looking for.

Chemical peels can be used to treat sunspots on your skin to give you a brighter complexion and an even skin tone with a flawless finish.

Let’s take a look at how chemical peels work.

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How do they work?

A chemical peel makes use of an acidic solution containing carbolic aid, salicylic acid, and glycolic acid to reverse the damage on your skin. There are three types of chemical peels—superficial, medium-depth, and deep—and their usage varies depending on how much damage your skin has sustained over the years under the sun.

The solution is applied to the skin which causes the upper layer of the skin to peel away to give way to newer skin that’s fresh, smooth, and damage-free. The process also exfoliates your skin and increases the level of collagen production which results in a reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well.

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If you’re looking for an effective way to get rid of sunspots, get in touch with one of the leading dermatologists in Lawrenceville, GA!

At Southern Dermatology, we have a range of skin rejuvenation treatments including chemical peels, to help you revive your skin. In addition to that, we also offer mole removal services, body sculpting, and laser hair removal.

Book an appointment with us today!