Sunspots present as flat, brown spots on areas of the skin that have been exposed to the sun. Depending on their location, sun spots can detract from an otherwise flawless appearance and are something many people choose to address as part of a larger skincare routine.
If you are bothered by the appearance of brown spots on your skin, call Tulsa Surgical Arts to schedule a consultation and learn how Dr. Angelo Cuzalina can help.
Sunspots are unsightly, but they are not dangerous. While sunspots may look similar to melanoma, a deadly type of skin cancer, they pose no threat to physical health. However, unusual spots on the skin should be monitored and brought to the attention of a physician if they begin to change.
The “ABCs of Melanoma” are:
Sunspots are brown in color, flat (not raised), and symmetrical. Any skin spot that changes, is raised from the skin, or looks suspicious should be brought to the attention of a qualified physician as soon as possible.
At-home remedies may be somewhat effective for treating sun spots. These include topical creams, ointments, homeopathic and folk remedies that can serve to lighten and reduce the visibility of sunspots.
When at home efforts fail or when you simply want reliable results, it is best to consider a professional sunspot reduction treatment.
Professional treatments available at our Tulsa office that can eliminate sun spots from the skin include:
Sunspots treated professionally should not come back, though depending on the treatment used, they may not be eliminated entirely. During your initial consultation at our Tulsa office, Dr. Cuzalina will listen to your concerns and carefully evaluate your problem areas to help guide you towards the treatments that will be most effective for your sun spots.
All skin conditions are unique to the person experiencing them. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for sun spots or any other issues that may be detracting from the appearance of your skin. This makes it important to work with a qualified, attentive, and skilled cosmetic surgeon who can offer the most effective solutions for the exact issues you are facing.
Board-certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Cuzalina has been in private practice in Oklahoma for more than 20 years. Understanding, committed, and thorough, Dr. Cuzalina takes time to truly understand the needs of each patient he sees, enabling him to provide the most effective treatments and produce the most desirable results.
If you are unhappy with the way aging, the environment, and other factors have changed your appearance, Dr. Cuzalina can help. Call Tulsa Surgical Arts at 918-392-7900 to schedule your consultation today.