What are age spots and sun damage?
Age spots, also called liver spots, solar lentigines, or sun spots, are small dark areas on the skin. They can vary in shape & size and usually appear on the face, hands, shoulders and arms, the areas of the body most commonly exposed to the sun.
Many patients can start to see age spots or sun spots in their 30s or 40s. Often, patients express that these spots, even if they are not harmful to their health, make them feel or look older than their actual age.
How to treat age spots?
There are various proven ways to treat age spots and sun spots depending on the level of severity or the desired results of our patients. Typical treatments include:
Skin peels help diminish the appearance of age spots by utilizing a chemical solution to remove the outer layer of the skin. The new skin that appears is usually smoother, less wrinkled, and has less visible pigmentation.
IPL laser treatment is a newer, non-invasive approach to skin revitalization using intense pulses of light. The procedure helps to improve skin tone and surface imperfections most often associated with aging and sun damage.
Clinically proven cosmeceutical skin care products are cosmetic products developed with biologically active ingredients to enhance overall skincare efficacy. Products specifically formulated to treat hyperpigmentation in the skin can reduce the appearance of dark spots on the face, neck, chest, and hands.
If you’ve noticed a change in your skin and are unhappy with the dark spots that may be appearing, it’s time to schedule your consultation. Contact us today to schedule!