Age spots can appear anywhere on a person’s body, but especially on the parts mostly exposed to the sun, such as the back of the hands, feet, shoulders, back and face. Also known as liver spots, they are brown and flat, larger than freckles and can extend in time, depending on the person’s continuous exposure to sunlight.
Age spots are harmless and painless, mostly appearing at an older age, as a result of a waste called “lipofuscin accumulato”, or brown pigment granules representing lipid-containing residues of lysomal digestion. Age spots are easily recognized and diagnosed and, as they do not cause any pain or discomfort, treatment is not mandatory, although there are alternative treatments than can remove liver spots for esthetical purposes, even without the use of lasers.
One of the best ways of treating age spots at Renew Skin & Health Clinic is by using the DEKA Excilite-μ. Our highly trained practitioners use the laser treatment with DEKA Excilite-μ for excellent cosmetic results. This painless method consists in concentrated beams of light applied on the age spot affected area of the skin. The number of laser treatment sessions depends on the gravity of your skin condition.
Age spots can also be treated by using more simple methods, such as bleaching creams or peelings applied on the specific area in order to mask, eliminate and fade smaller age spots. The most commonly used acid for age spots chemical peeling is the glycolic acid. This alternative age spots treatment is an alpha-hydroxy acid which only affects the lower part of the skin. These methods of age spots treatment take longer time than the laser therapy, but are still effective on the long term. Depending on the severity of your age spots, our practitioners will be able to provide you with accurate time span regarding the final cosmetic effects of the procedure.
Dermabrasion can be another way to getting rid of age spots that we offer at our clinic. This alternative age spot removal treatment is performed with a rapidly rotating brush for scrubbing the surface layer of the skin, leaving space for a new layer to grow afterwards. After the procedure, redness and scab formation can temporarily appear in the place of the old age spots, the final result being of flawless skin.
Applying liquid nitrogen, which is a freezing agent, on the age spots could be another method to try eliminating liver spots at our Renew Skin & Health Clinic. Known as Cryotherapy, a doctor specialist uses it to freeze the person’s skin tissue with liquid nitrogen, remove and destroy age spots and extra pigments. This alternative age spot removal treatment may involve pain, but our practitioners will apply a numbing agent or local anesthetic to make the procedure more comfortable.
For any age spots removal treatments, feel free to contact our Renew Skin & Health Clinic Head Office and book an appointment for a specialized consultation. Out alternative treatments for age spots removal are highly effective and you can choose any of the possible methods that we presented in order to check and remove age spots.