If you have dark spots on your skin, it can made you look 10-15 years older and your beauty skin care treatment will depend on how severe the dark spots are:
Beauty Secret #1- Creams containing lighteners such as soy, licorice extract, kojic acid, or 2% hydroquinone. The most effective creams combine lighteners with exfoliators and will take about 3 months for mild spots to fade.
Beauty Secret #2- Prescription 4% Hydroquinone Cream. This dose will fade dark spots within a month but may be irritating. It usually doesn’t clear skin completely unless it’s combined with a laser treatment or professional peel.
Beauty Secret #3 – Intense Pulsed Light. This treatment dissolves freckles and dark spots – it feels like quick, hot pinpricks. You’ll start to see fading after the first treatment, but it can take 3-5 sessions to clear the skin.
Beauty Secret #4 – Q-Switch Ruby Laser. One 5-15 minute zap produces a mild burning sensation and leaves behind a scab over each spot that usually heals with no mark within a week.
Beauty Secret #5- Fractional Erbium Lasers, such as the Palmoar Fractional. These are the gold standard for treating large areas of pigmented skin, including melasma. One treatment may clear the skin. You will probably feel mild burning and pain during the treatment and peel for a week afterwards.
Note: The most common cause of dark spots on your face has to do with too much exposure to the sun, so it’s very important to remember to use and SPF15-30 while out in the sun no matter what your age.