What are Age Spots?
Age spots are a common, non-life threatening skin condition. The appearance of these brown spots can often leave individuals feeling self conscious. As we age, our skin changes with the rest of our body, and you may find that more age spots are popping up where there were none just a few years prior. It’s important to see a doctor if you’re unsure whether or not this new brown spot is harmless or not. If not, then there’s good news: Laser Aesthetic can treat these brown spots!*
What Causes Age Spots?
The sun’s UV rays end up causing your skin to react in order to protect itself from damage. While those with lighter skin tend to fare worse when exposed to UV rays, everyone can end up with brown spots. Brown spots are your body’s natural defense, but only some people will develop these over time as it depends on genetics as well as how diligent you are to protect yourself against the sun when outside. The cause of these spots is an overproduction of melanin that may also be due to aging.
Where do Age Spots Occur?
Age spots can occur virtually anywhere on your body — but they will mostly appear in places that are exposed to direct sunlight. These places include the:
- Back of the hands
- Upper back
How Laser Aesthetic can Correct Age Spots
At Laser Aesthetic, we use the Cutera Excel V laser which uses two different laser wavelengths in order to correct brown spots.* The laser targets discolored skin patches that range anywhere from red and purple to blue and brown. Excel V works efficiently in order to only target the skin discoloration in question, while not affecting the surrounding healthy skin.* The Excel V laser treats up to 20 different lesions on every skin type — and the treatment time can be done during your lunch break. Depending on the extent of your pigmentation, we also offer microdermabrasion and HydraFacial treatments. Both options remove the topmost layer of your skin cells to promote healthier, new cell production.* To find out which treatment(s) will work best for you, schedule a free consultation.
Schedule a Free Consultation in Merrimack Valley
If you live in Merrimack Valley and you suffer from frustrating age spots, schedule a free consultation at Laser Aesthetic. From our spa in Methuen, Massachusetts, we can assess your aesthetic goals and develop a custom treatment plan for you. To get started, please fill out the request form on our site or give us a call at (978) 685-2737.