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Age spots tend to develop in people over 40 years of age, but they can also appear in younger people who have received a lot of sun exposure. They are also common in adults with light skin tones. Hyperpigmentation such as the appearance of age spots can occur more frequently as we age. The appearance of these marks is due to a combination of natural aging and frequent sun exposure. While many people rush toward the skincare aisle when their skin begins to look subpar, the truth is that most over-the-counter treatments are simply ineffective. At Allergy & Skin Spa, we provide laser skincare solutions to help address your skin issue and improve your look. If you’re ready to give our laser treatment a try, we welcome you to schedule a consultation at our Los Angeles location.
What Are the Signs?
Most age spots are harmless and do not require treatment, though some do require further evaluation. These spots can be easily identified by their color and shape. In most cases, these signs of hyperpigmentation tend to be flat, oval in shape, and usually darker than your skin tone. They generally appear on areas of your body that have been exposed the most to the sun. These areas include the backs of your hands, the tops of your feet, your face, and your shoulders. They can range in size, from small freckle dots to being about half an inch in diameter. Age spots often group together, making them more noticeable.
How Do Age Spots Occur?
Age spots are prevented by limiting sun exposure, and protecting the skin at all times when exposed. We recommend wearing sunscreen at all times, wearing protective clothing such as hats, and remembering to protect skin even when sun damage does not appear to be a risk, such as on a cloudy day, or while driving. The overactive cells in our skin are the primary thing responsible for the appearance of age spots. The occasional dark spot, as well as melasma and sun damage on your face, is in equal parts due to melanin clumping and ultraviolet (UV) light exposure. Though we know the cause of these pigmentation issues, predicting when or where they will show up is impossible. Some age spots can take a long time to develop, while others can appear seemingly overnight. Their unpredictable nature means that we can’t control their onset. However, with a bit of help from our team, you can get rid of these spots after they’ve appeared.
Treatments for Age Spots
If you struggle with hyperpigmentation in the form of age spots or brown spots, we have several solutions for you. At Allergy & Skin Spa, we provide the most advanced treatments to ensure that you get the results you want with little downtime. We offer exfoliating facials, radiofrequency treatment options, laser skin care services, and much more. If you’re ready to improve the look of your skin, get in touch today. To explore each option, simply visit the pages below:
Treating Age Spots in Los Angeles, CA
At Allergy & Skin Spa, Dr. Kia wants to do everything he can to help you get the results you deserve. If you’re ready to give our treatments a try, get in touch with our Los Angeles office today. To get started, simply fill out the form below or give us a call at (310) 312-1231 today.