Age Spots, Freckles & Sun-Damaged Skin

Getting Rid of Age Spots

Age spots, also known as “liver spots” are brown marks of hyperpigmentation that appear on our skin as a result of years spent exposed to the sun, or due to hormonal changes. We here at Goldy’s Clinic make use of advanced laser technologies to safely remove damages across all skin tone types. Laser age spot removal is the safest and most effective anti-aging technique in the world. It rejuvenates the skin and quickly removes pigmented lesions, leaving the skin looking younger, healthier and clearer. Results can be found within a single treatment,  with the final desired results are usually achieved within one or two weeks of following the procedure. Proper application of sunscreen to the treated areas and avoiding heavy sun exposure can prevent further damages.

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Why don’t all spots look the same?

While most damages are caused by exposure to the sun, the damages themselves may take many different forms. It is wise to see a dermatologist should a new kind of skin change appear, so as to rule out anything potentially suspicious such as a melanoma. Listed below is a rudimentary guide to blemishes which might appear on your skin.

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Freckles: These are small tannish spots that are usually less than half a centimeter. They may come and go, fading in the winter and darkening in the summertime.

Lentigines:Known as age or liver spots, these small-to-medium brown areas multiply as you get older, popping up most often on the face, hands, and chest — all places with maximum exposure to the sun. When you have many clusters of these marks, this is known as matted pigmented lesions.

Uneven skin tone: Rather than a few specific spots, this involves larger areas of pigmentation that make your skin look darker in some areas and lighter in others.

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation: These are dark spots that develop after pimples, bug bites, or other flare-ups, and then stubbornly remain long after the initial inflammation has healed. This is very common in certain ethnic skin types.

Melasma: More patchy than spotty, these brown outbreaks are hormone related, as such they are most common to appear on the cheeks, forehead, and around the lips when an individual is pregnant, taking hormone replacement, or birth control medication. Melasma can also be triggered by the mixture of specific medications coupled with sun exposure. Melasma may also be known as the pregnancy mask. 

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