Learning About Tattoo Removal

Hello, my name is Molly. When I was a young teen, I thought it was unendingly cool to tattoo myself with band quotes and interesting symbols. I did not care about placement or ink spread. In fact, I did not worry about the impact of those tattoos at all. Unfortunately, upon graduating college, I was covered in tattoos that were making it difficult to find a job in my field. Luckily, I was able to undergo tattoo removal procedures to remove the ink from my body. I will use my website to help other people understand the process of having their tattoos professionally removed. Please visit again soon.

Banishing Dark Spots Effectively


Dark spots can appear seemingly overnight, popping up without warning as a result of sun exposure, hormone changes, or aging. These discolored spots can be various shades of brown or gray and are known clinically as melasma, or sun spots. Although annoyingly unattractive, most forms of melasma are harmless, and they can fade away over time. However, if you have dark spots on your skin that don't fade on their own, your dermatologist can help. Here a few ways you can banish your dark spots and regain a younger-looking complexion.

Over-the-counter remedies

While many people turn to over-the-counter skin care products to remove dark spots, most products on the market don't have enough of the active ingredients needed to actually get the job done. If you want to try one of these products before heading to your dermatologist, you need to know what to look for in order to have the best chance at good results.

Hydroquinone is found in many dark-spot remover creams. It is a mild bleach that can help fade some dark spots, but it can also cause irritation if used too frequently. The amount of hydroquinone in nonprescription creams is usually very small, so if they don't seem to work, a dermatologist may prescribe you a stronger cream that will.

Retinoids are other ingredients that are common in skin care products designed to reverse the signs of aging. They can be effective if used properly, but beware that they can have some side effects. It can make your skin much more sensitive to the sun while you are using it. Over-the-counter beauty products only contain small doses of retinoids, but your dermatologist can prescribe stronger ones for stubborn dark spots.

Aesthetic dermatology procedures

You don't have to rely on creams and lotions to banish your dark spots. Your aesthetician or dermatologist can provide in-office treatments to remove them more quickly and effectively. Microdermabrasion and dermabrasion can lighten or remove dark spots quickly and effectively, but only if the process is tailored to each individual's skin coloring and type. Because they remove a thin layer of skin cells from your body, they can leave the skin tender and sensitive, but they are usually more effective techniques than lightening creams, and the results are much quicker. 

Chemical peels are another option for dark spot removal. Your dermatologist applies a chemical to your skin, and the darkened skin peels away, revealing smooth new skin underneath. It only takes a few minutes, and you can see results within a few days.

Regardless of how you choose to banish your dark spots, you can help prevent them by staying out of the sun and always using plenty of sunscreen. Speak to a dermatologist from an establishment like Appearance Dermatology if you'd like to discuss your options for getting rid of your own dark spots and blemishes.


9 November 2015