Age Spots

Ironically, age spots aren’t just a symptom that you’re getting older. In fact, a lot of middle-aged and older folks don’t even experience age spots. People that are subjected to developing age spots on their skin, are simply people that have had more than their fair share of vitamin D. That’s right, heat (especially the sun) is the cause of these discolored spots. The heat can be from tanning, or just being out in the sun too much– something all too common in Los Angeles. People with fair skin are also at risk, but this page will discuss an age spots treatment that can help.

Don’t fret if you are developing age spots! Know that they are not detrimental to your health. They are painless and have the same texture as the rest of the skin. Age spots are discoloration, varying from light brown to black depending on your pigmentation. You are most likely to get them just in the areas that are most exposed to the sun. No more than that. These areas are usually the shoulders, hands, face and perhaps the upper back and forearms.

Age Spots Treatment Options

If you are looking to get rid of your age spots, you have a few options. There are the more traditional methods, such as prescription medication and over-the-counter creams. However, we are projecting into a society where everything has immediate results. Why not take advantage of that? Besides, with Los Angeles weather, it can be hard to beat the heat on your own. Laser removal is a more time efficient option for getting rid of age spots.

How does Laser Treatment Work?

Nowadays, most issues with the skin can be treated via laser. Age spots are no exception. Lasers are safe and not as invasive as they may sound. The light beams from the laser targets the selected area for treatment, and lasers can be designed and programmed to treat a myriad of skin issues. When being treated for age spots specifically, the lasers target the melanin in your skin and break it up. Some patients may require 2 visits for full results, but results vary from person to person. No anesthesia is required for a laser procedure, so little to no pain is to be expected.

Side Effects

While laser procedures are generally safe, it’s good to know what you’re getting into. There are few side effects (that should be short-lived) that include [mild] redness, [mild] swelling and perhaps a slight stinging feeling that can be compared to a sunburn. Again, various results and effects depend on the patient and their skin.

*For more information or a better understanding of what you just read about this age spots treatment, contact us today to schedule a consultation at one of our Los Angeles locations.

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