Age Spot Removal

Age Spot Removal

Age Spot Removal

What are Age Spots?

Age spots are flat brown, gray, or black spots on the skin. They usually occur on sun-exposed areas, like the backs of your hands and your face. Age spots are also called liver spots, senile lentigo, solar lentigines, or sun spots.

It’s not uncommon for a single age spot to appear, or for a few to cluster together.

While they may begin developing at an early age, and even during childhood, they’re most common in middle age and older adulthood, especially if you spend a lot of time in the sun.

The good news: Age spots aren’t cancerous, and they don’t develop into cancer, either. That said, it’s always a good idea to ask a dermatologist to evaluate any new spots on your skin.

What causes Age Spots?

Age spots typically happen due to an excess production of melanin, or skin pigment. Experts don’t know exactly why age spots develop, but some people do have a hereditary predisposition to them. In other words, you may have a higher chance of age spots if they run in your family.

Other possible causes include skin aging, ultraviolet (UV) light exposure, such as tanning beds, and sun exposure.

How are Age Spots Diagnosed?

A dermatologist or healthcare professional will usually diagnose age spots with a visual inspection, a biopsy, or both.

How are Age Spots Removed?

At Eikon we use our Phi-Laser device to remove the Age Spots. We will treat as many spots/area as possible in your appointment session. Depending on the area/age spot you may require more than one treatment. Laser Age Spot removal treatment is effective in removing and fading pigmentation. Using Laser is one of the most non-invasive advanced treatments for removing unwanted pigmentation on the skin such as age spots, sun spots, and freckles. Our laser light’s absorb the pigment in freckles or age spots, without harming the surrounding tissue. Suitable for both Men & Women

*Available in Gorey Skin Clinic