Many people struggle with the idea of ageing and will go to great lengths to maintain a youthful appearance – but what can you do about age spots?
Contact Dr. Camilla Hill on 01527 280 820 to learn more.
Age spots are incredibly common and affect a large proportion of people over the age of 40, with the incidence increasing in line with age.
Also known as liver spots or solar lentigo, age spots are actually linked to sun exposure rather than age per se.
As the skin ages it becomes harder for it to regenerate following sun damage, the result of which is a form of hyper-pigmentation that manifests as age spots.
Small brown or black flat spots that appear on the parts of the body that have had the most exposure to sun are very likely to be age spots. These can appear in different shapes or sizes with some being very small and others covering reasonably large areas of skin.
While harmless the cosmetic effects of age spots can have a profound effect on some people, particularly if they are very prominent.
Should you find your skin is suffering from the signs of excessive sun exposure seek the help of a professional. Doctor Camilla Hill brings a medical expertise to cosmetic treatment that allows her to identify and personalise the best treatment to gain optimal results for your skin.
What treatment is available for age spots?
The treatment of age spots is considered a cosmetic treatment. One of the proven methods to help reduce their appearance is cream-based treatment.
With an extensive background in medicine practice, Doctor Camilla Hill is well placed to give sound advice on treating skin problems – and is able to offer scientifically proven treatments.
Among these are pigment lightening creams, which have been proven to reduce the appearance of brown marks, such as age spots, by removing pigmentation.
The application of a pigment lightening cream will help to reduce the appearance of age spots through repeat applications.
A cutting-edge solution to target age spots
Another option for people concerned by the appearance of age spots is cosmetic treatment using cutting edge Plexr technology.
This works by using gases in the air to form plasma that creates an electric arch, which allows skin lesions to be removed without the need for invasive surgery.
Plexr is effectively used in the cosmetic treatment of a number of skin complaints achieving excellent results without the need for surgery.
How can I avoid age spots?
Unfortunately age spots are difficult to avoid, particularly as there is a genetic link.
However, avoiding the use of sunbeds and taking steps to avoid excessive exposure to sun by covering up, wearing a hat and using sun screen will help to protect the skin from sun damage.
For advice on cosmetic treatment to reduce the appearance of age spots contact Dr Camilla Hill.