Dark Spots Specialist

Peach Medical Group

Health and Wellness Center located in Yuma, AZ & Tucson, AZ

Are you looking to smooth away uneven pigmentation caused by sun exposure? Peach Medical Group in Tucson and Yuma, Arizona, offers IPL and photofacial treatments to free you of dark spots on your face, chest, and beyond. After just a handful of sessions, you’ll be enjoying a more even, clear skin tone — like sun damage never happened. Find out more by calling today or booking a consultation online.

Dark Spots Q & A

What causes dark spots?

Dark spots are flat oval blemishes of different sizes. Often called age spots or sun spots, these blemishes are usually brown, grey, or black.

Dark spots appear on nearly every part of your body, including your:

  • Face
  • Chest
  • Hands
  • Back
  • Legs
  • Arms

Dark spots are caused by your skin’s response to exposure to too much sun. Your skin’s self-protection mechanism is to make melanin. As your body is exposed to sun, it protects your skin by producing more melanin. Over time, this leads to dark spots on your face, arms, and elsewhere.  

Although these spots are usually harmless, it’s a good idea to get suspicious-looking spots evaluated by Peach Medical Group. If dark spots are making you self-conscious, the practice offers IPL and photofacial skin treatments for dark spots.

Who is at risk for dark spots?

Everyone gets dark spots with age. We all share the same protection mechanism —  melanin — and we’re all exposed to the sun. However, you may be more susceptible to dark spots if you use tanning beds, have a hormonal imbalance, or take medication that makes your skin sensitive to the sun.

How can I get rid of dark spots?

Peach Medical Group offers skin treatments that target the melanin in your skin. Your provider uses the Lumenis® M22 laser that sends a focused beam of energy to break up the melanin. Over time, your body’s natural healing process carries the pigment away, giving you clearer-looking skin.

What should I expect during treatment for dark spots?

Your provider applies numbing cream, and you wear protective goggles during your treatment. The light-based therapy feels like small rubber bands are snapping on your skin, followed by bright light. Your treatment takes around an hour.

Afterward, your treatment area may look red, and you may feel like you have a mild sunburn. You should be able to return to your daily activities right away.

How soon do dark spots go away?

Your dark spots fade in three to five sessions, although this depends on factors such as the severity, size, and color of the pigmented lesions. Usually, spots that are deeper in your skin tend to be more persistent and more challenging to remove.

If you’re ready to be free of dark spots, find out more about photofacial and IPL skin treatments by calling Peach Medical Group today or booking a consultation online.