Sun Spot Solutions: The Science Behind Clear, Luminous Skin | Wise Aesthetics

Sun Spot Solutions: The Science Behind Clear, Luminous Skin

Sun spots, often considered signs of aging or prolonged sun exposure, can disrupt the uniform complexion many of us strive for. At Wise Aesthetics, we address these concerns by providing innovative and effective treatments for our patients in Carmel and Indianapolis, IN. Here, we will explore the various solutions for sunspot removal and brown spot treatment, offering insights into achieving clearer, more luminous skin.

What Are Sun Spots?

Sun spots, also known as solar lentigines, are flat brown spots that develop on skin areas frequently exposed to the sun. They vary in size and usually appear on the face, hands, shoulders, arms, and back — the parts of the body most commonly exposed to sunlight.

What Causes Sun Spots?

Sun spots are primarily caused by prolonged and repeated exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. Here’s a detailed look at how they form:

UV Radiation Exposure

When skin is exposed to UV light from the sun or artificial sources like tanning beds, the cells produce more melanin as a protective response. Melanin is the pigment that gives skin its color.

Increased Melanin Production

In response to UV exposure, melanocytes, the cells in the skin that produce melanin, increase their output. This is a protective measure to shield the skin from UV harm, but it can also lead to visible changes if melanin production becomes excessive or uneven.

Clustering of Melanin

Continuous exposure to UV light can cause melanin to clump together in certain areas, becoming more concentrated. Over time, these clusters form visible patches of sun spots.

Aging and Skin Changes

As people age, their skin’s ability to repair itself diminishes, and changes in the distribution of melanocytes can occur. This makes older adults more susceptible to developing sun spots.

Genetic Factors

Genetics also affect how susceptible an individual is to sun spots. Some people may have a genetic predisposition that makes them more likely to develop these spots than others.

What Treatments Do We Provide for Sun Spots?

At Wise Aesthetics, we understand the importance of a clear complexion and the confidence it can bring. That’s why we offer comprehensive treatments tailored to reduce and eliminate sun spots, ensuring our patients receive the most effective solutions based on their skin needs. Here’s a detailed look at the treatments we provide:

Chemical Peels

These involve applying a chemical solution to the skin, which causes the top layers to peel off, revealing fresher, less pigmented skin underneath. Chemical peels can vary in depth (light, medium, or deep) and effectively reduce sun spots by promoting new skin growth.


This type of laser treatment targets the skin’s superficial layers to reduce sun damage without significant downtime. It’s effective for treating sun spots as it helps to even out skin tone and texture.

Halo and Halo Pro

These hybrid fractional lasers combine ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to effectively target sun spots. They promote skin rejuvenation and pigmentation correction by stimulating collagen production and resurfacing the skin.

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and BBL (BroadBand Light) Treatments

These light-based therapies target pigmentation, including sun spots, by emitting light waves that the melanin absorbs, causing discoloration. The heat from the light destroys the pigmented cells, which are then naturally cleared by the body.

Laser Genesis

This treatment uses a non-invasive laser technology to gently heat the upper dermis well below the skin’s surface. While it’s excellent for promoting skin health and treating fine lines, redness, and scars, it is less targeted for sun spots than other laser treatments.

Laser Treatments – MOXI

The MOXI laser is designed for gentle skin correction. It targets sun spots and other signs of aging with minimal downtime, making it suitable for maintaining an even skin tone and improving overall skin texture.


Microneedling is effective for scars, overall rejuvenation, and treating sun spots by improving the skin’s ability to absorb pigmentation-targeting treatments. The tiny punctures made during the treatment increase permeability, allowing topical agents that lighten sun spots to penetrate deeper and work more effectively.

RF Microneedling

RF microneedling enhances the traditional method by incorporating radiofrequency energy, boosting collagen production, and tightening skin while addressing pigmentation issues. This dual action helps reduce the visibility of sun spots, providing a more even skin tone alongside the textural benefits.


Skinwave hydradermabrasion utilizes water and specialized solutions to exfoliate and deeply cleanse the skin, which can lighten sun spots. This treatment refreshes the skin’s surface, reducing the appearance of sun spots by removing dead skin cells and enhancing skin luminosity.


SkinTyte uses broadband light energy to heat the skin, promoting collagen contraction and remodeling. While primarily for tightening, it can have a secondary benefit on sun spots due to its light-based nature.

Discover Lasting Solutions for Sun Spots at Wise Aesthetics

If you’re frustrated with the constant need to conceal sun spots and are seeking a more permanent solution, we offer a variety of professional treatments tailored to effectively address and reduce age spots. We are dedicated to utilizing the latest skincare technology advancements to ensure you receive the highest quality care. By scheduling a consultation with us, you can explore the options available to help you achieve smoother, more evenly toned skin.

At Wise Aesthetics, we understand that each individual’s skin is unique, so we provide personalized treatment plans designed to meet the specific needs and goals of our patients in Carmel and Indianapolis, IN. Whether through laser treatments, chemical peels, or light-based therapies, our goal is to help you attain the clear, radiant complexion you desire. 

Don’t let sun spots hold you back any longer — contact us online or call (317) 676-7686 today to begin your journey toward beautiful, rejuvenated skin.