Effective Sunspot and Age Spot Removal at Advanced Dermatology of North Central Ohio.
What are Sunspots and Age Spots?
Age spots, which are also commonly referred to as sunspots, liver spots, lentigo senilis, and lentigo solaris, are small areas of discoloration. They typically look like flat, darkened spots of skin—ranging from light brown to black in color—and may vary in size.
Age spots and sunspots most often show up on areas of the body that are frequently exposed to the sun, such as the face, neck, arms, shoulders, and hands. This is because age spots are generally caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, such as that from the sun or tanning beds.
When exposed to UV light, the body speeds up the production of melanin, a natural pigment that gives skin its color. On skin that has had years of sun exposure, age spots and sunspots appear when melanin becomes clumped or is produced in high concentrations.
It’s important to understand that age spots and sunspots are not cancerous and they do not require treatment. However, for those who desire more even-toned skin, there are treatment options to help lighten or remove age spots and sunspots.
Sunspot and Age Spot Removal FAQs
Learn more about how we treat sunspots and age spots by reading our helpful FAQs section. Our dermatologists cover common questions and concerns, including how to prevent sunspots and how lasers remove sunspots and age spots.
Generally, age spots and sunspots are permanent. However, at Advanced Dermatology of Central Ohio, we offer effective age spot and sunspot treatment options to help lighten or completely remove them for more even-toned skin.
The best way to prevent sunspots and age spots is by optimally protecting your skin from harmful UV rays. This means avoiding the use of tanning beds, wearing sunscreen daily, staying out of direct sunlight during peak hours (10 AM to 2 PM), and covering up with protective clothing, such as shirts and pants with a UPF (ultraviolet protective factor) of 40 or 50.
There is no medical need to remove sunspots and age spots, as they generally cause no harm to an individual’s health. However, we often find that many patients desire to remove their sunspots and age spots for cosmetic purposes, so they can feel more confident and self-assured in their skin.
There are several treatment options to help improve the look of age spots and sunspots. This may include cosmetic treatments like lasers, chemical peels, microneedling, and certain topicals, like retinol-based medication.
When searching for the most effective age spot and sunspot removal treatment in Mansfield, it’s important to find one that stimulates the growth of new skin cells, boosts collagen production, or is proven to break up patches of melanin to lighten spots.
At Advanced Dermatology of North Central Ohio, we primarily use an innovative and advanced Sciton BBL (BroadBand Light) laser for our sunspot and age spot removal treatment. The Sciton BBL Laser is exceptional at improving the look of sunspots and age spots. It’s also great for treating fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, uneven texture, and rosacea.
This laser works by gently heating the upper layers of your skin. The targeted areas absorb the heat, which then stimulates the growth of new skin cells and regeneration of collagen, leading to more even-toned skin that’s smoother, softer, and visibly younger-looking.
The cost of laser treatments vary, often depending on an individual’s unique treatment plan. For instance, your doctor may recommend several laser sessions to achieve optimal results, which will cost more than just a single session.
For more information on the cost of laser treatment for sunspots and age spots in Mansfield, contact Advanced Dermatology of Central Ohio.
Sunspot & Age Spot Removal Before & After Photos
Interested in seeing the effectiveness of lasers for sunspot and age spot removal? View our before and after photos below to get a better idea of how our laser treatments can improve the look of your sunspots and age spots.
Schedule Sunspot and Age Spot Removal in at Advanced Dermatology of North Central Ohio
If you struggle with sunspots and age spots, visit the board-certified dermatologists at Advanced Dermatology of North Central Ohio. We’re experienced in addressing sunspots and age spots with effective laser treatments to help our patients feel and look more youthful. Schedule a cosmetic consultation with one of our knowledgeable providers today to learn more about our laser treatments for pigmentation issues.