Do you agonize over having freckles or gray/brown/black spots that appear on your face, shoulders, hands or arms? These spots are common in older adults but can affect younger people as well. You no longer have to suffer the consequences of these ugly spots. You can get rid of those troublesome spots through various cosmetic treatments and new technology to look and feel younger.
Causes of Age Spots
Age spots, also called liver spots or sun spots, are flat gray, black or brown spots that vary in size and typically appear on the areas of the skin that are most exposed to the sun; the face, hands, shoulders and arms. True age spots are harmless, but they can resemble cancerous growths. Some age spots that pertain to the aging process appear as bumps and look like wart-like growths, which can be frozen off. Age spots tend to accumulate with more sun exposure and they grow if not treated. You can prevent age spots by avoiding the sun and using sunscreen, which will help maintain your skin’s youthful appearance and prevent those dark spots.
Age Spot Removal Treatment
There are several treatments that have been employed to remove age spots. They include:
New technology has made laser treatment one of the most popular choices. Keeping the treated areas well moisturized will help speed the healing process up. Although patients can see some results immediately, more improvement will be seen on the skin for up to 6 months after treatment.
Microdermabrasion rejuvenates the upper layers of the skin, resulting in improved texture of the skin, diminishes fine lines and improves areas of darker pigmentation such as age spots. This method can be used in conjunction with other techniques, like chemical peels, to get greater results.
Are you experiencing any age spots that you would like to have removed so you can have more confidence in your appearance and have a healthier outlook on your life? If so, a trusted plastic surgeon can determine which treatment might be right for you. For those of you in South Florida, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Scott Farber is available for a consultation at his Boca Raton plastic surgery center. Call 561-503-2700 or click here to schedule an appointment.