Sunspots Specialist

Loucas Dermatology

Dermatologists located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

While sunspots are harmless patches of discolored skin, that doesn’t mean you have to like having them. The expert dermatologists at Loucas Dermatology on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in New York City can treat your sunspots and improve your appearance with the latest innovations, including chemical peels, lasers, or liquid nitrogen. To learn more, call or schedule an appointment using online booking today.

Sunspots Q & A

Loucas Dermatology

What are sunspots?

Sunspots, also known as liver spots, are brown patches that develop on the surface of your skin after too much exposure to the sun and usually appear on your cheeks, hands, or arms. Sunspots are harmless, but they may come with other skin issues related to sun damage such as wrinkles.

If you have sunspots, the team at Loucas Dermatology can evaluate your skin and offer the best treatment plan to help reduce the discoloration.

 

How does liquid nitrogen treat sunspots?

Liquid nitrogen treatment, also referred to as cryotherapy, freezes off the discolored skin with minimal damage to the surrounding tissue.

The nitrogen is applied to the affected area, and a blister forms underneath. It takes about 10 days for the treated skin to fully heal after application. To protect the treatment area, the team at Loucas Dermatology recommends you keep your skin covered.

 

What can I expect with laser treatment for sunspots?

The team at Loucas Dermatology uses a noninvasive photofacial to rejuvenate your skin and reduce discoloration caused by sunspots. The specialized laser uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to stimulate the production of collagen, the protein that makes your skin smooth and supple, in the top layers of your skin in order to improve tone and appearance.

The dermatology experts at Loucas Dermatology recommend four to six treatments at three to six-week intervals to reduce the appearance of your sunspots most effectively.

 

How do chemical peels improve the tone of my skin?

The chemical peels available at Loucas Dermatology exfoliate the top layers of your skin to reveal the new, smoother skin underneath. As skin care experts, the team creates specialized peels based on your specific needs.

In addition to improving skin tone, chemical peels also reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

 

How can I prevent sunspots?

After treatment, it’s important to take good care of your skin to prevent new sunspots from developing. The team at Loucas Dermatology recommends you use sunblock daily on your face, hands, and arms. Staying out of the sun during peak hours may also reduce your risk of discoloration. If you must be in the sun, wear a hat and clothes that cover your arms and legs.

Loucas Dermatology also offers an advanced skin care line for you to use at home to help keep your skin tone even and youthful.

If you’re ready to say goodbye to your sunspots, call the office or book an appointment online today.