Many people living in the Denver area take advantage of the outdoors. With nearly 300 days of sunshine a year, there are many opportunities to enjoy your favorite outdoor activities. However, this active outdoor lifestyle can also come with a downside – you will be more susceptible to skin discoloration.
Skin discoloration is a common side effect of excessive exposure to the sun, and it results in darkened patches of skin in certain areas. This is generally caused by an increase in the production of melanin, a pigment produced by the skin which absorbs ultraviolet rays in order to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful effects. When your body produces excess melanin, it results in brown spots which are perceived as skin discoloration. While anyone can develop skin discoloration, people with lighter skin are at the greatest risk.
Freckles are one of the more common types of skin discoloration. These tiny brown spots on your skin most commonly appear on the arms and face. Freckles are generally caused by genetics or exposure to the sun. As a result, they typically become more noticeable during the summer months. People with light skin or red hair are most likely to develop freckles.
In most instances, freckles are harmless and do not require treatment. However, if you are unhappy with the appearance of your freckles, there are several skin treatment options available to you.
At Facial Aesthetics, we offer the following skin treatments to improve the appearance of freckles and skin discoloration:
Please contact Facial Aesthetics today to learn more about our skin treatments for freckles and skin discoloration. We serve patients in Denver, Colorado.