Microdermabrasions administered by an experienced practitioner that remove damaged skin cells and reduce the appearance of age spots
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Age Spots: Shade from the Sun
Some facials can help fade age spots. Learn more about how those spots appear with Groupon’s examination.
Sun spots. Liver spots. Solar lentigines. No matter what you call them, those flat gray, brown, and black spots on the skin come from the same place: space. Specifically, the sun. All skin color is the result of a pigment called melanin produced in the epidermis. Each person’s skin produces melanin at certain rate, but ultraviolet rays from the sun accelerate that process, which creates a darker, tanned appearance. Over years, melanin can become particularly concentrated in one area and clump together to form age spots, typically on the hands, face, shoulders, and other areas regularly exposed to sunlight. (Freckles are produced through a similar process, but their formation is much more strongly predicted by genetics and by whether you’re dressing up as Raggedy Ann for Halloween this year.)
Age spots are ultimately harmless, but there are many ways to treat their appearance. Prescription-strength and over-the-counter creams use retinol to make the spots gradually fade over time. Laser treatments target melanin-producing cells directly, and microdermabrasion and chemical peels remove the top layer of skin altogether, taking discoloration with it. People also seek out cryotherapy to freeze the offending areas, destroying the excess pigment as the skin heals.
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About Norwegian Spa
The wholesomeness of earth and the wisdom of time are on offer at Norwegian Spa. Owner Pilar Cavallo-Campisi and her staff elevate guests to new levels of beauty and relaxation through facials, massages, wraps, and other treatments. All products used are made in-house under the name Tree Froggy, with Pilar sourcing their organic ingredients from farmers in the local community.
She and her guests appreciate the soothing nourishment of such organic elements, and for Pilar, this preference is rooted in her own family tree. She's the latest in a century-long string of holistic healers, with parents and ancestors who used organic products, chiropractic, and nutritional know-how to shore up health for years.