Did you ever watch your granny bathe her arms and hands in buttermilk after she came in from an afternoon of gardening or rub a cut lemon on her elbows?
Did you sit on the kitchen counter while she made a face mask out of yogurt and honey on a Saturday night, hair set with rollers?
There are as many different home remedies for fading age spots and skin discoloration as there are grandmothers. And while some are effective, many fall into the old wives’ tales category.
Splotches and Blotches, Begone!
No matter how much sunscreen you wear – and you should wear broad-spectrum SPF every day, rain or shine – the sun and environment inevitably take their toll on our skin.
It is normal to develop age spots, discoloration, freckling, and hyperpigmentation on the skin of the face, neck, chest, and hands. But that doesn’t mean you have to settle for skin imperfections.
While over-the-counter (OTC) products are available to address age spots and other hyperpigmentation concerns, it can take a long time to see measurable results. And they only treat the surface layers of skin, so once you stop applying the product, chances are the spots will return.
Seeking professional solutions over OTC measures can deliver lasting results. When researching cosmetic surgery in the Orange County area, you will want to find an accredited surgical center to consult with.
Dr. Kelly O’Neil has been in private practice in southern California for forty years. For most procedures, Dr. O’Neil works with his patients to restore the skin – and his patients’ confidence – non-surgically. His philosophy is to choose “procedures which provide maximum results but still look natural.”
Dr. O’Neil has been practicing his Body Rejuvenation technique since 1981 to eliminate or reduce the appearance of age spots, hyperpigmentation, precancerous lesions, and moles.
The recovery time is minimal, with swelling and redness subsiding within a few days. And results improve over a few weeks with patients reporting visibly smoother complexions.
What Can I Expect From the Procedure?
Before undergoing any body rejuvenation procedures, Dr. O’Neil will consult with you about your particular skin type, areas of concern, and will discuss the positive outcomes.
You can expect a local anesthetic to be administered before any cryotherapy, electrodesiccation, excision, or chemical peels. Most patients return to daily activities with a day or two.
While there are many options for cosmetic surgery in the Orange County area, trusting an experienced physician to restore your youthful look is important.
We prefer our lemons in lemonade, anyway. Granny’s secret recipe, of course.
About The Author:
Ann Lewis enjoys the art of writing and has experience in various spheres of the craft. By blending information, with advice and impromptu jokes, she writes articles that not only have something to teach but are also light, easy to read.