Age Spot Removal

Age Removal Roswell, GA | Liver Spots

Age spots, also known as liver spots, are small, flat, and dark areas seen on the skin. They can vary in size and usually appear mostly in areas that are exposed to the sun, such as the back of hands, tops of feet, face, shoulders, and arms. Age spots can look like cancerous growths, but true age spots don’t necessarily need treatment, however, there are many treatments out there to help lighten or remove them. 

It is important to see your doctor or dermatologist whenever you notice a difference in your skin as some spots may need to be tested to make sure they are harmless. 

What causes age spots?

Age spots form due to overactive pigment cells. Too much UV light, or sun exposure, can cause the skin to overreact and in an attempt to protect itself, it may produce too much melanin, which can clump and create an age spot. 

Age spots are also called liver spots. CRISTINA PEDRAZZINI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images

How can I remove age spots?

Many treatments are effective in fading or diminishing age spots. Although age spots do not need to be treated, some people may choose to do so for appearance purposes. These treatments include but are not limited to 

  • Topical creams
  • Skin resurfacing
  • Cryosurgery
  • Dermabrasion

No matter what course of treatment you choose to undergo, it is vital to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen after treatment, because your skin may be more sensitive to the sun as it is healing. 

The biggest treatment for age spots is to avoid them altogether. To do so, you should use a broad-spectrum sunscreen at all times to help reduce the amount of sun exposure to your skin and reduce the risks.