Age Spots, also known as Sun Spots or Liver Spots, are small pigmented patches and marks on the skin. They vary in size and usually appear on areas most exposed to the sun, such as the face, hands, shoulders and arms. If you have Age Spots on the face, these can now be removed or reduced in a number of ways to help you feel like you again.
Age Spots, sometimes known as Liver Spots, are not related directly to aging or in any way connected to the liver.
What Are Age Spots?
They are caused due to damage from UV radiation, usually from sun exposure, as they appear in areas most visible to the sun, particularly the hands, face, shoulders, arms and forehead (plus the head if you are bald). These “spots” or patches range in colour from light brown to red, or even sometimes black.
Treating Age Spots
Treating Age Spots poses no health risk, however you might want to remove them if they cause you to feel self-conscious.
We use Enhanced Skin Rejuvenation (ESR) or, if more widespread and lighter in colour, then CO2 Laser is the best option to treat your age spots. These revolutionary skin treatments both use lasers to break-up in the pigment within the skin.
For those that do not want to use (or who are unsuitable for) a laser method, then we also have creams and Chemical Peels that can be used to lighten the spots over a longer period of time. Importantly there are products that will prevent recurrence and it is essential that these are used post treatment to keep your skin clear.
Who Is The Treatment Suitable For?
Both Enhanced Skin Rejuvenation (ESR) and CO2 Laser are suitable for anyone with fair skin (Fitzpatrick types I-III) or with skin that does not pigment severely with injury. Chemical Peels can be safely used on any skin colour.
If you are unsure what your skin-type is, based on the Fitzpatrick Scale, don’t worry! All treatments suitable and available to your will be discussed during your consultation and we will ensure you receive the best treatment for you.
Why Choose Zenith Cosmetic Clinics For Age Spots Treatment?
Here at Zenith Cosmetic Clinics we have expertise and knowledge to make the correct diagnosis of the problem, and the best possible solutions to treat it. We actually take time to listen to your concerns and understand your lifestyle to ensure we can put together a successful Treatment Plan that works for you and your budget.