Age Spot Removal
Mercer Island - Seattle - Bellevue
Age spots, also known as liver or sun spots, appear on the face and body as a result of exposure to the sun over time. As people age, the level of melanin pigment, which absorbs sunlight and protects the skin from UV rays, in the body begins to deteriorate. The reduced melanin levels leave the skin more susceptible to damage from sun exposure, which can cause the appearance of dark spots on the skin. The dark spots generally appear on areas of the body, such as back of hands, arms, face and shoulders, that receive the most sun exposure.
Island Dermatology offers a variety options to get rid of unwanted age spots:
The presence of age spots on the body, particularly in highly visible areas like the hands, can be a source of great discomfort and make a person appear older than he or she really is. Removing unwanted age spots has numerous benefits including evening out the skin tone, restoring the skin's youthful appearance and, most importantly, boosting your self-confidence. The dermatology specialists at Island Dermatology will work with you to select the age spot treatment option that best fits your needs!
Note: The term "age spot" is somewhat of a misnomer. The development of these brown spots has less to do with one's age, and has more to do with the amount of sun to which an individual exposes him or herself.