Age Spots Laser Treatments, Causes, Symptoms and Common Questions

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What are Age Spots?

Age spots, also known as liver spots or solar lentigines, are small, dark patches on the skin. They are common in adults over 50 but can occur in younger people as well. These spots are typically found on areas exposed to the sun, like the face, hands, shoulders, and arms, and are a result of an excess production of melanin, the pigment that gives your skin its colour.

Types of Age Spots

Age spots can vary significantly in appearance, including:

  • Lentigines: These are small, darkened areas of the skin that are more common in older individuals.
  • Seborrheic Keratoses: These spots appear as raised, warty growths in various colours, from light tan to black. They are benign and unrelated to sun exposure but often associated with ageing skin.
  • Ephelides (Freckles): Technically not age spots, but often included in discussions about skin pigmentation. They are small, flat, brown marks that typically appear during childhood and may fade with age.

What Causes Age Spots?

The primary cause of age spots is prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun or artificial sources, such as tanning beds. This exposure accelerates the production of melanin in the skin, leading to the development of dark patches. Other factors include ageing, genetic predisposition, and skin type, with fairer skin being more susceptible.

Symptoms of Age Spots

Unlike acne, age spots are not raised and do not cause physical discomfort. They are characterised by their flat, brown, black, or tan appearance on the skin. These spots are usually harmless but can be a cosmetic concern for many.

Laser Treatments at Pulse Light Clinic for Age Spots

Pulse Light Clinic offers several state-of-the-art laser treatments to effectively diminish the appearance of age spots.

  • Laser Pigmentation Removal: Targets the melanin in age spots, breaking it down to reduce their appearance.
  • Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing: Stimulates the skin’s healing process to improve texture and reduce pigmentation.
  • Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy Uses multiple wavelengths to target and fade pigmented lesions.

How to Prevent Age Spots

Preventing age spots involves protecting your skin from excessive sun exposure. Key measures include:

  • Using broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher daily.
  • Wear protective clothing, such as hats and long sleeves, when outdoors.
  • Avoiding peak sun hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
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Treatments for Age Spots at Pulse Light Clinic

Age Spots Laser Treatment Prices

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Common Questions for Age Spots Skin Condition and Treatments (FAQs)

Can Age Spots Be Prevented Completely?

While not entirely preventable, managing sun exposure and skincare can go a long way in delaying and reducing the appearance of age spots.

Are Age Spots Dangerous?

For the majority, age spots are entirely benign. However, if you notice rapid changes in size, texture, or colouring, it's always wise to have a dermatologist assess the area to rule out any concerning skin conditions.

Can age spots become cancerous?

Age spots are usually harmless. However, if you notice changes in their appearance, such as an increase in size, irregular borders, or colour changes, it’s important to have them evaluated by a professional.

Are laser treatments for age spots painful?

Most people experience minimal discomfort during laser treatments. Sensations may include a mild stinging similar to the snap of a rubber band against the skin.

How long does it take to see results from laser treatments?

Results can vary based on the individual and the type of treatment. Some may see improvements after just one session, while others may need multiple sessions for optimal results.