When you have age spots, it can be aggravating. It could be that one day you didn’t notice them, and then the next day, you did. Where did they come from, and what can you do about them?
What are age spots?
Age spots typically occur on sun-exposed areas of the skin, such as your face, shoulders, upper back, back of your hands, and your forearms. They show up as painless brown, gray, flat, or black spots and are often referred to as senile lentigo, sun spots, liver spots, and solar lentigines.
What causes age spots?
Doctors aren’t clear as to why age spots develop, though they do know they’re a result of an excess production of the skin pigment known as melanin. Sun exposure, tanning beds, and skin aging are all potential causes.
Age spots do not discriminate. They impact people of any age, race, or sex. They are most common in people over the age of 40, those having fair skin, and those with a history of frequent sun exposure or tanning bed use.
How can age spots be treated?
Age spots can be treated with topical solutions to help lighten them. For more aggressive treatments, we have found a lot of success with BBL(Broad Band Light) and Contour TRL treatments at DermaTouch RN.
For detailed information, refer to the BBL and Contour TRL treatment page links below:
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