Watching the celebs walk the red carpet during awards season, I began to focus on the flawless chests and creamy shoulders of the stars in their strapless gowns. Was I the last woman in America with age spots on my upper body?
The short answer is no. This is an often overlooked spot until a dress or bathing suit suddenly reminds you that sun damage doesn’t stop at the chin. That’s the bad news. The good news? There a buffet of spots removers including skin bleaches, IPL, lasers, Fraxel, peels and microdermabrasion. The question is which one is the best. According to Dr Marmur, I have several different types of discolorations that require different types of treatments. For example the true freckles can be easily treated with a YAG or Ruby laser– the same type that I used on the freckles ( aka age spots) on my face and hands. The raised spots are actually skin tags that are best cut off or burned away with electrocauterization. As you can see from my before photo, the red spots are atually more numerous and I’ll find out what they are and how they are treated when I get them removed tomorrow. Its a good thing its still scarf weather here, since I know from past experience that I’ll have a bunch of red scabs on my neck for at least a week.