Ways of Dealing with Sun Spots in the Summer

Dealing With Those Face Sun Spots

As the summer continues, most of us want to minimize our makeup regimen. But for many people with facial sunspots and other pigmentation issues, stepping out of the house without makeup to cover embarrassing blemishes is a deal breaker. At Tondue Medical Spa, we offer a range of highly effective products and services for minimizing the appearance of hyperpigmentation or even eliminating those spots altogether.  Take a look below at some of our recommendations for getting rid of sunspots on your face.


We never grow tired of stressing the importance of a good sunscreen.  We are huge fans of Skin Medica Total Defense & Repair.  Maintaining a consistent routine with sunscreen that contains SPF 30 or higher will help tremendously in reducing development of sunspots. And if you already have sunspots, sunscreen will help keep them from getting larger and darker. It's important to remember that once a day isn't enough.  Every two hours you should reapply, and even more often if you are swimming or sweating.


Lots of skincare products on the market claim to correct dark spots, but of those we’ve tried Skinmedica’s Lytera 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum is our favorite by far. It contains a number of powerful ingredients, including tranexamic acid, phenylethyl resorcinol, and phytic acid, that work together to support melanin balance and correct the appearance of hyperpigmentation. Lytera 2.0 works on all skin types, and because it’s retinol-free and hydroquinone-free, its gentle formula is especially ideal for skin that’s prone to irritation. When used twice daily under sunscreen, this luxurious serum evens out skin tone, lessens the appearance of dark patches, and increases skin’s radiance and clarity.


Chemical peels use acid to treat a range of skin concerns including hyperpigmentation. During the peel process, the chemicals in the peel dissolve the outer layer of dead skin cells to help even out skin tone and improve texture. You can buy over the counter peels for at-home use, but professional chemical peel treatments from a reputable medical spa will get you quicker and better results—and minimize the risk of complications.

Not all chemical peels are the same. When choosing a chemical peel treatment for your sunspots, acne scars or any other skin concern, it’s crucial to use a formula that works for your skin type and condition. And remember, chemical peels require healing time. The deeper the peel, the more time you’ll want to plan in advance for any special events. Chemical peel treatments can do more than just correct your dark spots—they can also treat fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, and other facial blemishes, resulting in a smooth, radiant complexion, and youthful-looking skin.


Microneedling is a minimally invasive and highly-effective procedure where we create controlled damage to the dermis, encouraging your skin to produce new collagen.

We offer two options with microneedling, one using hyaluronic acid and the other using your own plasma. (Micro-Needling with Platelet-Rich Plasma).  Microneedling improves skin texture and firmness, scars and sunspots, and can also be used to treat stretch marks.

Collagen P.I.N. is a method of introducing a controlled wound into the skin triggering a release of growth factors, new collagen & elastin. This process causes much less damage to the epidermis than dermal rolling or lasers and other ablative treatments, which helps to protect the new skin cell growth, providing for quicker healing and a much higher success rate.


At Tondue Medical Spa, we offer a range of high-quality products and cosmetic treatments for addressing all types of skin pigmentation issues. When you visit us for a consultation, we’ll take the time to listen to your concerns, perform a thorough evaluation of your skin, and provide you with a range of options to fit your budget and goals. Give us a call today at (989) 598-8001to schedule your consultation.

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