There’s no way to avoid the natural changes in our bodies as we age. Though a healthy diet and exercise can help, environmental factors like the sun, dry or damp air, and extreme cold and heat can take a serious toll on our body. One of the most common visual changes as we grow older are age spots. While some people experience very mild and barely visible symptoms, others may opt to remove these spots.
During a consultation, we’ll discuss some different options if you are hoping to remove age spots. We’ll break down the cause of age spots, some common symptoms, and the different options available to restore your skin to its natural and youthful appearance. The spots are a common occurrence for many people during the aging process and are usually not dangerous but can be confused with skin cancer. If you’re one of the millions of older adults looking to refresh and rejuvenate your skin by removing age spots, then professional treatments at our office could be a perfect choice.
What are Age Spots?
These spots are a common visual sign of aging that occurs in adults usually over the age of 50. They are small spots generally light brown in nature and often circular or oval-shaped. The spots are a reaction on the skin to prolonged sunlight exposure over time. They usually develop on the face, hands, shoulders, and arms, but could also appear in other places. Have a dermatologist inspect the spots occasionally as they can look similar to skin cancer cells.
Though age spots occasionally resemble skin cancer, they are benign and harmless. As the spots develop over time, you may experience some of the following symptoms:
- Circular or oval-shaped areas that are flat and darker than the surrounding skin
- Darkened skin with light brown, dark brown, or grey coloration
- Most likely to occur on the skin with high sun exposure including the face, hands, neck, shoulders, arms, or feet and legs in warm climates
How Can You Remove the Spots?
If you’d like to refresh your skin and remove age spots, there are some simple, safe, and easy-to-use options available at our office. While each of these treatments works differently, they can all effectively reduce the color and size of the spots to some degree.
If you’re an adult over the age of 50, removing age spots could help you preserve a youthful and vibrant look. Speak with a qualified professional before pursuing any treatment options, and start your journey towards younger, healthier-looking skin.