Age Spots

Age spots which are also called liver spots or solar lentigines are flat, gray, brown or black spots. The can vary in size and appear anywhere on the body where you've had exposure to the sun. They normally begin to appear as you age.

In general, most age spots are harmless and don't require treatment, but they can be unsightly and more and more people just want them removed to enhance their looks. Age spots can be lightened with skin-bleaching products or removed completely.

Age spots vary in size and they can cluster together making them seem even larger, and in most cases they are showcased with other signs of sun damage that include deep wrinkles, dry rough skin, fine red veins on your cheeks, nose and ears, and paper thin skin.

Age Spot Treatments Include

• Medications - bleaching cream, retinoids, glycolic acid or kolic acid or a mild steroid cream

• Laser therapy

• Freezing - cryotherapy which is liquid nitrogen applied to the age spot to destroy the extra pigment

• Dermabrasion - which consists of sanding down the surface layer of the skin to remove the age spot

• Chemical peel - which can gradually fade age spots, but may require several treatments before you will actually see results

All of these treatments can have side effects, so be sure to discuss them in advance with your doctor. Make sure your cosmetic surgeon is specially trained and experienced in the application you're considering.

If you are interested in treatment for age spots you should contact a cosmetic surgeon in your area. Whether its age spots treatment or another cosmetic procedure that you want to have done, there is a cosmetic surgeon in your area who can assist you today.

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