What are age spots and what can we do to treat them?
Age spots also referred to as liver spots and usually appear as we age. They often occur in areas which are subject to increase sun exposure such as the face and neck however they are not limited to this area and can appear on the declotarge, hands and feet.
Although this is a natural part of ageing a few things can be done to reduce this. Reducing your sun exposure throughout you life can dramatically decrease this, also making sure you apply factor 50 everyday! Even when the sun isn't shining, there are still harmful UV rays present which cause damage to the skins surface.
At Klnik we offer laser treatment in which works by removing the top layer of the skin. This has a rejuvenating affect and can help with reducing such age spots.
Good skin care such as adding retinol into your routine can also help with this. Book in for a consultation now to determine which treatment is correct for you.
Age spots is the term used to describe dark area on the skin.
Age spots are often form due to increased sun exposure. This causes dense areas of melanin forming pigmentation.
The best way to prevent the formation of age spots is to protect your skin. This can be done by wearing factor 50 daily and avoiding sun exposure where possible.
Unfortunately, age spots will not go away on there own. However at Klnik we offer a number of treatments to help reduce there appearance.
As long as you wear factor 50 and avoid sun exposure then treatment for age spots should be almost permanent. Remember this is only if you avoid sun damage to the area.
Yes, you will need a consultation before any treatment for age spots can take place at Klnik. You will also undergo a test patch 2 weeks prior to treatment to ensure no hyperpigmentation with occur following treatment.
“Age spots are caused by excess sun exposure and age. Wearing factor 50 everyday is recommended as sun damage is caused by ultraviolet radiation not temperature. We can use laser and skin care to reduce the unsightly signs of age spots and treat them ”
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