Sun Spot and Age Spot Removal

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Sun Spot And Age Spot Removal

 

Sunspots, or “Solar Lentigines” are areas of the skin which are irregular and darker than the normal skin tone. This is due to excess skin pigment released as a natural defense mechanism against exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light.  They are typically most noticeable and cosmetically unacceptable when they are on the face, chest, and backs of hands.  Many patients refer to these lesions as “liver spots”.  There are a variety of methods that can be employed to nearly erase these lesions ranging from IPL, to liquid nitrogen, and chemical peels.  These are very simple procedures that can restore a more youthful appearance to these age defining areas.

 

Age spots, or “Seborrheic Keratoses”, are incredibly common, multiple, and are raised tan to brown to black “stuck-on” appearing rough lesions that are found throughout the scalp, face and body.  The most common areas that concern patients are the chest and back, especially beneath the breasts.  Some patients can have 100’s of these lesions.  Certain isolated spots can be painful or itchy, based on their location, while others are simply cosmetically unappealing. 

 

Despite the name, doctors don’t always know why age spots develop, however you are most likely to develop age spots on the areas of your skin that receive the most sun exposure.  Treatment is again quite simple and can include freezing with liquid nitrogen, “curettage” or scraping these off after they have been numbed, a combination of these, or shaving them off, possibly with light electro-cauterization.  Scarring is essentially nonexistent.

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Sun Spot And Age Spot Removal

 

Sunspots, or “Solar Lentigines” are areas of the skin which are irregular and darker than the normal skin tone. This is due to excess skin pigment released as a natural defense mechanism against exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light.  They are typically most noticeable and cosmetically unacceptable when they are on the face, chest, and backs of hands.  Many patients refer to these lesions as “liver spots”.  There are a variety of methods that can be employed to nearly erase these lesions ranging from IPL, to liquid nitrogen, and chemical peels.  These are very simple procedures that can restore a more youthful appearance to these age defining areas.

 

Age spots, or “Seborrheic Keratoses”, are incredibly common, multiple, and are raised tan to brown to black “stuck-on” appearing rough lesions that are found throughout the scalp, face and body.  The most common areas that concern patients are the chest and back, especially beneath the breasts.  Some patients can have 100’s of these lesions.  Certain isolated spots can be painful or itchy, based on their location, while others are simply cosmetically unappealing. 

 

Despite the name, doctors don’t always know why age spots develop, however you are most likely to develop age spots on the areas of your skin that receive the most sun exposure.  Treatment is again quite simple and can include freezing with liquid nitrogen, “curettage” or scraping these off after they have been numbed, a combination of these, or shaving them off, possibly with light electro-cauterization.  Scarring is essentially nonexistent.

Look Good, Feel Great!

Before And After Photos

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COVID-19 UPDATE

Please note the following updates from our practice:

-We already follow strict infection control protocols in our clinic that keep our facilities safe for all patients, and we are continuing to follow these best practices.

-In addition, we have implemented a special COVID-19 preparedness plan and have asked any employees who are feeling sick to remain at home until they are better.

As a patient, you can help us protect the health and well-being of our patients and our community by following these guidelines:

•If you have a fever or are experiencing symptoms of a respiratory infection (e.g., cough, sore throat, fever or difficulty breathing),or history of travel to areas experiencing transmission of COVID-19 or contact with possible COVID-19 patients, please call our office to cancel your appointment.  When you are completely well or had a waiting period, we will do our best to reschedule any cancellations from this time period as soon as possible.

•Plan to come to your scheduled appointment alone, so that there aren't any extra unnecessary people in the office at one time. If you are a new patient, please refer to our website and download the necessary paperwork. If you do not have this information prepared, this could delay your appointment or you may be asked to reschedule your appointment.

•If you have a face mask or face covering, we strongly recommend wearing it as an added precaution.  Our clinical staff will all be wearing masks.

•When you arrive, please read the instructions on the front door. Then check in at the front desk. At that time, our staff will instruct you regarding check in procedures.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation in helping us keep all our patients and staff safe and healthy during this time.