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Age spots (or liver spots) and sun spots are flat and oval blemishes that vary in size and are usually brown, grey or black. Age spots and sun spots are completely harmless and don’t require medical treatment.
The primary cause of age and sun spots is prolonged sun exposure and therefore age spots on the face and on other exposed areas, such as the hands, shoulders and arms, are very common.
The spots are formed when the skin, in an effort to protect itself from excessive levels of ultraviolet sunlight, produces a dark brown pigment known as melanin. When melanin production is even, the skin has a tanned look, whereas when it is uneven, it results in a concentration of pigment in certain areas, which causes spotting. Moreover, after the age of 40, the skin is less able to heal from sun damage and sometimes aging itself results in melanin cluster production.
Sun lovers who are overexposed to ultraviolet (UVA) light and have sun damaged skin may develop Age and Sun Spots. Age Spots on the hands and on other exposed skin areas usually appear in adults over the age of 40, but can be found in younger individuals as well. Some people have a genetic predisposition to spotting. Individuals with a fair complexion are more prone, but darker people also have Age Spots.
I have been seeing Dr. Ferrara for cosmetic and medical needs for over 4 years. I have been extremely happy with the care I have received. I asked for suggestion to start a preventative anti-aging plan and one of the suggestions was the ResurFX to help with textural issues, fine lines and collagen stimulation. His […]
I had my IPL performed at Dr. Palm’s office. I am extremely happy with the results that I am seeing. The procedure went really well. I was given a numbing cream before hand, and had no discomfort. My face was slightly warm for a few hours afterwards. The entire treatment took maybe 15-20 minutes, not […]
I had my Resurfx performed in combination with an IPL, which I reviewed separately. My Resurfx was done immediately after my IPL, and took approximately 15 minutes, tops. I had already been given numbing cream prior to the IPL, so my face was still numb. Just as with the IPL, I had virtually no discomfort. […]