Whist trying to prevent sun spots is always the preferred approach, if they do develop, regaining healthier, clear, unblemished skin can be achieved through the application of a number of very effective treatments.
Exposing your skin to too much ultraviolet light through unprotected sun exposure can result in sun damage and various different types of hyperpigmentation. These can include pigmented marks, liver spots or sunspots. Without effective treatment, some of these can become cancerous so it is important you have your sunspots check out by an experienced clinician if you have any concerns about them.
Whilst the sun is strongest between the hours 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM on a summer’s day, even on a cloudy winter’s day there is sufficient Ultra Violet A (UVA) to cause some sun damage. Sun damage can be prevented by keeping your skin well covered and regularly applying sunscreen; increasing your applications of sunscreen if swimming or perspiring. A sunscreen of SPF 30 or above is recommended. A good diet including lots of fresh, colourful fruit and vegetables has also been proven to help protect against this type of sun damage.
All doctors practicing at the clinic have a specialist interest in dermatology and extensive experience of working in hospital dermatology departments. Dr. Vajpeyi, the clinic’s principal doctor, also runs an award-winning NHS dermatology service that operates clinics throughout London and the South East. This wealth of experience ensures you receive the very best treatment, whatever condition you present with at the clinic.
There are a number of treatments for treating sunspot depending on the result you are hoping to achieve. The following are a number of examples of the types of treatments your clinician might recommend.