Sun exposure can leave us with pigmented spots. These pick up fake tan and look even worse. Together they contribute to an altered complexion and faded looks. Many sunspots on the skin should be treated with a full face peel; a few localised spots can be treated individually. We have several options depending on the thickness of the sunspot.
TCA as a high percentage will remove the sunspot chemically. The high frequency electrocautery device (hyfrecator) can remove some spots or the Plasmage device can remove others. It all depends on the characteristics of the lesion. The recovery process is much the same for all modalities – the spot goes brown or black, the surrounding tissue may be a bit swollen for a few hours, and after about ten days the brown spot falls off. New pink skin is revealed underneath which will return to normal skin colour after about six weeks.