Chemical Peel to Treat Sunspots and Dark Spots from the Hand
The hands and the neck are two body parts that can “betray” a person’s age. Especially the top of the hand and wrist or the dorsum of the hand can show more signs of aging. Most prominent of the signs of aging are sunspots and dark spots.
Sunspots and dark spots occur in sun-exposed areas of the body. That is why they are more common on the dorsum of the hands, writs, face, neck and scalp.
Chemical peels are very effective to treat sunspots and dark spots on the hands but also other areas of the body.
There are different types of chemical peels. Medical grade chemical peels are the ones able to offer best outcomes and are only offered by experienced doctors. Medical grade, deeper tissue chemical peels cannot be legally performed by medical aestheticians.
The chemical peel is an art form in itself. I love them because of that and also because they are cost-effective. One properly performed chemical peel can be enough to eradicate the sunspots and dark spots. The types of chemical peels vary. The concentrations of chemical peels vary. The combinations of chemical peels vary from patient to patient. The depth of chemical peel penetration also varies. These are all parameters that synthesize the art of chemical peeling.
After a chemical peel removes the sunspots and dark spots then a patient must be proactive to protect their hands. Sun spots and dark spots can and will reoccur. I advise frequent application of sunscreen that has strength of SPF 35 or above. In the era of COVID-19 it is also a good idea to wear gloves.
Additionally for maintenance I recommend medical grade skin care that I manufacture and provide for my patients. They are medical grade because they contain active medications that once the container is opened they cannot survive on the shelf for many months. These active ingredients contain among others retinoic acid-which is also called Retin-A- hydroquinone, vitamin C and kojic acid.
Once new sunspots and dark spots occur additional chemical peels can be applied.
Chemical peels have yet another major effect. Certain chemical peels can tighten the skin by re-arrangement of the collagen and elastin fibers. These chemical peels are typically the TCA peels and the phenol or croton oil peels. These peels require great experience and expertise to administer.
Chemical peels such as TCA and phenol can remove wrinkles and tighten the skin.