Sunny Days: 3 Ways to Get Rid of Sun Damage

Intense Photo Light (IPL) ILIf you have spent the majority of your summer, laying out and enjoying the sun, you probably have more than a few freckles and sunspots to show for it. And although these things can add character to your skin, they are also indicative of sun damage. Luckily, here at Twin City Plastic Surgery, we can get rid of your sun spots once and for all with a few different procedures. Read on to learn more.


Intense pulse light or IPL can help treat a variety of skin concerns including fine lines and wrinkles, scarring, and sun spots. By breaking up the melanin in your skin, IPL will help you get rid of sun spots on your face, body, and even hands— leaving you looking more youthful in the process.


Similar to IPL, laser treatments can also be used on your hands to get rid of sunspots. Depending on the area we are targeting and how severe your sunspots are, will help us determine what type of laser to use. Typically, you will need to undergo about 3-5 laser treatments to see the full results.

Topical Ointments

Whether it’s prescription strength or found over the counter, using a topical ointment with ingredients like retinol in them can help get rid of sunspots. By stripping off the top layers of your skin, retinol works to encourage the production of new skin cells— getting rid of sunspots and freckles in the process. However, because topical ointments aren’t as aggressive as IPL and laser treatments, they may not be as effective.

Laying out in the sun or spending time outside is never something you regret, but the sun damage is. If you would like to learn more about how we can get rid of your sun spots, contact Twin City Plastic surgery today and schedule a consultation appointment!

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