Skin lentigines, also known as age spots, sun spots or liver spots, are harmless, flat, brownish splotchy areas of hyperpigmented skin which seem to occur spontaneously on the back of the hands, neck and face of men and women over 40 years of age. These benign discolorations, more than anything else, tend to give away a person’s age. Sun spots are caused by the skin being exposed to the sun over many years, and are an obvious sign of sun damage. If you do not believe that these brown, ugly marks on the back of your hands and face are caused by sunlight, look at the skin of your inner thigh; you will see that it is completely devoid of age spots. Sun spots are harmless and do not need to be treated from a health standpoint unless they are changing in shape and color, or are getting bigger than the surrounding sun spots.
SKINTASTIC offers a variety of options for age spot removal, including skin peels (chemical peels such as the Obagi Blue Peel) and IPL (intense pulsed light) therapy, which gradually reverse skin damage over a series of light treatments. One laser treatment option is the Fraxel SR1500–the most advanced Fraxel laser–which offers 30% deeper penetration than the previous Fraxel laser, and improved patient comfort. The Fraxel laser can be used anywhere on the body to improve texture (acne ‘ice pick’ scarring), improve skin tone and reduce pore size, erase unwanted brown liver spots and reduce melasma (a hormonal darkening that occurs often in women). Fraxel is also used to smooth out wrinkles around the eyes and to rejuvenate and revitalize the skin. Further information about Fraxel treatments can be found on SKINTASTIC’s Fraxel Dallas webpage.
To learn more about removing age spots, contact us at (972) 620-3223 to schedule a complimentary skin consultation.