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Some Good Ways to get Rid of Spots

Updated on January 25, 2013

Get rid of all spots

Are the spots acne or pigment problems? Either way- you can solve both issues at the same time.

I hear people complaining about spots all time and sometimes I wonder what type of spots they are talking about. People with freckles, age spots, and acne all refer to their problems as "spots." Fortunately, many procedures that will lighten freckles and age spots will also improve acne.

Home use products that improve freckles and pigmentation problems such as lemon juice, or buttermilk will help lesson acne problems too. These home remedies are very subtle at best, and will take a lot of regular use to see the changes desired. If you really wish to see a dramatic difference you must pull out the big guns and do something intense.

For most people with a serious acne problem or unsightly freckles everywhere; subtle is just not good enough, and having a procedure in combination with everyday maintenance delivers the best results.

Neutrogene Microdermabrasion System

Acne Spots

Acne is devastating to those who suffer from it, and it has not been until recently that there are realistic, and affordable solutions to this skin condition.

Acne is essentially a problem that relates to the hair follicles of the face and body. The number one culprit is the top layer of the skin trying to slough off but it stays attached to the top layer of the skin and eventually clogs the pores.

The best way of correcting that problem is to change the outer surface of the skin with chemical peels and microdermabrasion. Chemical peels will lightly burn the top layer of the skin and cause dead skin that is trapped on the outer layer and force the dead skin away, resulting in a clean complexion. Microdermabrasion can be used between chemical peel treatments to further suck away the stubborn skin cells that are hanging around trying to clog pores and create pustules and pimples. After working the skin with a microdermabrasion the complexion is soft and flawless looking.

Professional laser treatments may be necessary for extreme cases of cystic acne, but is not necessary for most acne sufferers. There are some at home laser products that work just as well as professional treatments with the added benefits being; the privacy of your own home and being able to use the treatment on the back and chest freely without any extra expense.

Freckles

Freckles are related to the presence of the a particular gene, those of us who carry it can have freckles, and the formation of the freckles is activated by the sun. The UV-B triggers melanin in the skin to increase its production, which causes the freckles to become darker. Spots can be greatly lightened or removed by laser, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or creams. But the freckles will come right back and all the hard work and effort will reverse after going into the sun unprotected. Must wear hats and sunscreen!

The best treatment for instant gratification is a chemical peel. You can have them done in a spa, or dermatologists office, or if you like to save money; the at home systems that are on the market today. Just as the acne cure treatment, alternating a chemical peel with microdermabrasion will deliver the best results.

The peel may cause some redness and require about one week before doing the microdermabrasion treatment.

When the skin is thoroughly healed; treat yourself to a microdermabrasion that will clean the surface of the skin and further remove minor pigmentation issues, while at the same time giving a flawless and soft look the the over all complexion.

To get very dramatic lightening of the skin, try an at home laser treatments such as the PaloVia. A laser will penetrate deeply into the skin where the freckles originate and like a snapping rubber band, they target the spot and try to break them down. There are a few good at home lasers on the market now but the PaloVia has a reputation as being the most similar to a real treatment from an expensive plastic surgeon's office. One treatment from a plastic surgeon can cost anywhere from $250-$2500 depending on the intensity of the treatment. The purchase of a PaloVia is around $500, and can often be found for less on Amazon or ebay.

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      Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Skarlet....Excellent. I read it twice...but have a question. The Palovia laser? It touts use for erasing wrinkles...but says nothing about scars...as is acne scars...or scars from injury... Is this recommended for erasing the visibility of these scars?

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      mmsu 4 years ago from Pakistan

      Great info!Thanks for sharing it with us.

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      Skarlet 4 years ago from California

      @fpherj48- it stimulates collagen which improves acne scars in a similar way that it improves wrinkles. It kind of pumps up any kind of depressions in the skin. It will soften the kind of scars from injury so that the skin is not wrapped up as much into a keloid. For pot holes scars the same treatment would greatly improve the scars. Chemical peels to bring the top layer of the skin more flush with the scar, and mircodermabrasion to reinforce the cell turnover, and laser to plumb up the scars from the bottom up. Great question.

      My friend has done this treatment for about two years and the ice pick scar on her cheek is almost invisible now. She was very diligent in her treatments though....

      @mmsu- thank you for your comment.

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      Angela Blair 4 years ago from Central Texas

      Excellent Hub, advice and suggestions. I've reached the age of "age spots" and they're a constant battle -- after a while it's very, very easy to just give up and learn to love and live with 'em! Best/Sis

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