Sun damage and sun spots caused by UV exposure are common conditions that affect many men especially as they get older. For those men who work outdoors, or play a lot of sports it can be common to see sun damage on exposed areas such as the hands, face and chest.
For those looking to treat male age spots, there are a range of treatments that are suitable to treat this condition and help rejuvenate the skin and reduce sun damage. Typically, treatments fall into two different methodologies. First, laser treatments, such as the Fraxel Dual laser or the Clear and Brilliant laser can be used to treat sun damage in men.
Alternatively chemical peel treatments can also be used where appropriate. Depending on the damage that has been caused and your skin type, Dr. Green will determine which method is best suited for your needs.
Fraxel Dual Laser Treatment for Sun Damage in Men
The Fraxel Dual laser is a great way to treat sun damage on male patients, along with age spots and pigmentation issues. Since the Fraxel Dual laser allows for almost no patient downtime the treatment can be carried out even on those who have a busy schedule and do not want to take too much time out to recover. For sun damage issues then the treatment plan can be as little as one or two sessions. For those also looking to treat fine lines or wrinkles then more sessions will be required.
Yag / Alex-TriVantage Treatment for Sun Damage
For men who have brown spots that caused by sun damage one of the quickest ways to reduce the effect of the damage is through a course of treatment with the Q-Switched Yag. In fact for brown spot treatment the Yag laser can be the first choice solution. This laser is fast and effective and typically only one treatment is required to remove the sun damage. The main downside to the Yag laser is that it will take a week or so to heal from the treatment. Typically the brown spot, or treatment area will turn white and then a scab will form. Shortly after this the scab will fall off and the sun damage will have been repaired. For those who can afford to take some time out then this is a highly effective way to get better looking skin.
Clear and Brilliant Laser treatment for Sun Spots
Another great way for a man to treat sun damaged skin is to undertake treatment using the Clear & Brilliant Laser. In many ways this laser is similar to the Fraxel laser and in fact many people call the Clear and Brilliant treatment a ‘mini-Fraxel’. What this actually means for those men with sun damage is that the Clear and Brilliant laser is considered a less invasive procedure which means that there is zero down time after the treatment. Typically 5-6 sessions will be required to get the same impact (depending on the severity of the sun damage) as the Fraxel.
Chemical Peels to Treat Sun Damage in Men
Generally chemical peels are more suitable for those who have a lighter skin complexion and also for those who have minimal skin sagging. Here Dr. Green can advise you as to whether a chemical peel is suitable for your own individual case. For men who meet these criteria, displaying fine lines, wrinkles or sun damage – a chemical peel is a potential solution to this problem. Peels typically fall into three distinct types, superficial peels, medium depth peels, and the rarely performed deep peel. Depending on the severity of your sun damage, Dr. Green will determine what peel treatment is best suited to you. Another consideration is the length of time it takes to recover from a chemical peel. For example, a medium depth peel will take between five to ten days to heal.
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For men who wish to treat sun damage, sun spots and age spots, contact us online today or call 212-535-3088 to learn more about how our laser or peel treatments can help treat your sun damage and age spots.
Dr. Michele S. Green, a board certified NYC dermatologist, practices the latest techniques at the forefront of skin care to give you the look that you deserve.