Getting That Perfectly Clear Skin: What You Should Know

In today's society, your external appearance and image account for a great deal of your sense of self-worth and pride. While this perhaps should not be the case, it is the reality of the society in which you live. Possibly the most important element of your external appearance is your skin. After all it is the largest organ in your body and covers nearly every visible part of your body. As such, you want do everything you can to keep your skin as vibrant and blemish free as possible.

If you have unwanted blemishes on your skin, there are options available to you through cosmetic dermatology to treat such issues. All you need to do is know your options and give them a try: 

Laser Treatments For Age Spots

One of the most common blemishes that dermatological patients complain about and want to remove are age spots (also known as liver spots or hyperpigmentation). These dark patches of skin on the face or elsewhere on the body can make you feel self-conscious and uncomfortable about your skin tone and overall appearance. 

Laser treatments use concentrated light energy to fade the pigments in your age spots, reducing their visibility and appearance. To get the full effectiveness of this harnessed light energy, you will need to undergo several laser treatments, allowing the scabs that form to fully heal before the next treatment. 

However, once the sequence of treatments is complete, your age spots will either be completely removed, or so light that you can barely even see them anymore. 

Mole Removal Procedures

Moles are usually completely normal, medically benign marks on your skin that do you no particular harm. In some cases moles can change or develop over time that are pre-cancerous or cancerous cells. Those moles will be removed and tested by a dermatologist to determine whether or not a malignancy exists.

However, even if you do not have medically worrisome moles, you can still get unsightly moles removed if they are causing you cosmetic woes. Mole removal is usually performed either by surgical incision (requiring sutures) or through a lancing process with a scalpel that is less likely to require stitches.

Sometimes, depending on the location and depth of the pigmented mole tissue, a laser can be used to remove it. Just know that mole removal may result in minor scarring, particularly if performed through surgical incision.

Getting rid of blemishes from your skin has never been easier than it is today. Technologies and techniques have been developed that can remove age spots, moles, and other blemishes with minimal negative side effects and little to no scarring. All you need to do is know your options and contact a dermatologist as soon as possible to get started on your journey to perfect, clear skin.

To learn more, contact a company like Advanced Dermatology Care with any questions or concerns you have.