There is a huge range of products and services out there to help people take care of the skin on their faces. These products often advertise how important it is to keep your face looking young and fresh, but I find that correcting aged and sun-damaged skin elsewhere on your body can also make a major difference. That’s where a dermatologist comes in. At my San Diego-area practice, I offer a number of treatments for body skin. Here are a few:
- Intense pulsed light, or IPL: Age spots and uneven pigmentation on your hands and arms can be embarrassing and can prevent you from wearing certain types of clothing. IPL therapy effectively treats these concerns by sending beams of intense light right into the damaged skin. As the skin absorbs the energy, it stimulates collagen production to help sun spots and blotchy skin gradually fade away. IPL is commonly used on the face, but it’s also a great solution for the hands, arms, and neck. Best of all, it’s quick and requires no downtime.
- Vein therapy: You may have noticed that as you get older, you’re beginning to develop spider or varicose veins on your legs. These blemishes are normal, but they can be corrected with laser vein therapy. You may need more than one treatment, but in time, you’ll be able to enjoy baring your legs without feeling self-conscious.
- Laser hair removal: We’ve covered the age spots on your skin and the unsightly veins visible within it, but what about what’s growing on top? Laser hair removal is safe, effective, and gentle. It’s also extremely popular because it means no more shaving or waxing the legs or bikini line for women or even the back for men.
When it comes to maintaining a youthful complexion, don’t overlook the skin on your body. Talk to a cosmetic dermatologist about these and other options to keep your skin looking great from face to feet.