How do I get rid of these spots?
Many times clients have concerns about dark spots on their face and body. They ask is this something I can repair or should I see a dermatologist? The answer begins with a few speciﬁc questions.
- How long have you had the spots?
- Have they changed in size or color recently? (This determines if they do need to be checked by a doctor to rule out more severe possibilities, such as; skin cancer, diabetes, or liver disorders.
- Do you use a quality sunscreen?
- Do you use a topical vitamin C serum and/or moisturizer?
Generally the darker the spots, the longer they have been there, and the more challenging they will be to lighten or diminish. The black and brown spots usually are throughout the entire epidermis and stemming from the dermis. My experience shows me that the body repeats patterns in behavior as well as, the cells. New cells are born, I refer to them as the mother cell and it takes 28 days plus to come to the surface and slough off. This cycle is continuing birth and death of cells. As we age or live with improper exercise and diet, the cycle takes a lot longer, as much as 54 days, to slough off. Exfoliating with more aggressive treatments such as; deeper peels or a series of high quality microneedling treatments are necessary to help the process along. With any treatments, such as, facials, for healing acne conditions, dull looking matte complexion or to tone facial muscles through massage or electrical currents,it is necessary to commit to a series of treatments. They are needed to reprogram the mother cells. If we do not like what is on the surface of our skin then we need to “repattern” the cells at their moment of conception. Within three to four weeks you will ﬁnd your skin starting to go through a ‘healing crisis’ and this is because the mother cell has arrived at the surface. Many times clients going through microdermabrasion or a series of corrective facials say they see a scar they haven’t seen for years or the skin looks more congested or ruddy. It will sometime, look worse, before it gets better. But the exciting news is the NEXT treatment turns it all around and after completing the sometimes needed series of 4-6 treatments I will customize for your speciﬁc needs. I guarantee to inspire beautiful, youthful, clear skin that is soon to be yours. Healthy skin wants to be lush, glowing, bright and ﬁrm. If it is not to your optimal desire, then perhaps it is time to come see me.