Age spots are a common skin concern for many people as they age. These dark spots can occur on the face, hands, and other body areas exposed to the sun. Age spots can also occur after pregnancy. While age spots are harmless, they can be unsightly and make you look and feel older than you actually are.
Victorian Dermal Group offers a tailored service to help you get rid of annoying age spots. We can personalise a skin care treatment for just you. No two skin types are the same. We use state of the art, clinical imaging to assess your skin and identify any underlying issues. We can then suggest the correct treatments to help you maintain healthy skin. Contact us today to achieve your skin goals and reveal beautiful, clear and rejuvenated skin.
What Causes Age Spots to Appear?
Age spots, also known as ‘liver spots', are caused by many factors, but the most common is sun damage. The sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause the skin to produce more melanin, which leads to age spots.
Other factors that can contribute to age spots include:
- Exposure to certain chemicals
- Hormonal changes
- Lack of exercise
- Poor diet
Age spots are more common in people with fair skin, but they can occur in people of all skin types.
Preventative Skin Care Can Help Reduce the Risk of Age Spots
Protecting your skin from the sun is the best way to prevent age spots. This doesn't mean hiding indoors on a beautiful sunny day - far from it! Sun exposure also gives us vital vitamin D, which is essential for good health.
Instead, whenever you're heading outdoors, protect your skin from damage by following these handy tips:
- Make sure you apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of 30 or higher. Reapply every two hours or more often if you're swimming or sweating.
- Cover up exposed skin by wearing long-sleeved shirts, pants, and a wide-brimmed hat. Seek shade whenever possible, and avoid being out in the sun during the peak hours of 10 am to 4 pm.
- In addition to sunscreen, you can also use topical antioxidants and retinoids to help reduce your risk of age spots. These ingredients can help to increase cell turnover, repair damage, and improve skin tone and texture.
Ready to reveal your best skin? Find out about our tailored treatment plans for age spots
At Victorian Dermal Group, we offer a number of treatments to help reduce the appearance of age spots. These include:
Laser light therapy
Laser light therapy is a popular treatment for age spots. The treatment involves directing pulses of light at the skin. This helps break down the melanin and reduce the appearance of pigmentation, which fades over time. Laser light therapy can also help to improve skin tone and texture as the skin heals.
A chemical peel is another effective way to treat age spots. The peel uses a solution of chemicals to remove the outer layer of skin, revealing new skin, which can help to improve the appearance of pigmentation.
At Victorian Dermal Group, we offer a range of peel strengths to tailor the treatment to your specific skin type.
Laser treatments produce great results when used to treat age spots. At Victorian Dermal Group, we offer several options for laser treatment.
These lasers use intense pulsed light to target the melanin in the age spots and break it down. The treated area will then start to fade over time.
Skin Lightening Creams
Skin-lightening creams can also be used to help fade age spots. These creams work by inhibiting the production of melanin, which can help to lighten the pigmentation.
Dermal needling is a cosmetic procedure involving a device to create tiny punctures in the skin. This triggers the body's natural healing process, which can help to improve the appearance of age spots.
At Victorian Dermal Group, we offer a number of treatments to help reduce the appearance of age spots. We will work with you to create an individually tailored treatment plan to help you achieve your skin goals.
If you're interested in finding out more about our services, call 03 9071 4439 and arrange a consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions about removing age spots
How are age spots removed?
Several different treatments can be used to get rid of age spots. These include laser light therapy, chemical peels, skin needling, topical creams and facials.
What’s the best way to remove age spots on sensitive skin?
There are a number of different treatments that can be used to get rid of age spots on sensitive skin. We recommend making an appointment for a consultation if you are interested in treating age spots.
During your consultation, we can assess your skin, chat with you to better understand your skin goals and provide you with a treatment plan that will provide the best results. We recommend a wide range of treatments. Some require a single session, while others produce better results from more than one treatment.
Will a broad-spectrum sunscreen prevent age spots from sun exposure?
Yes, using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 50 or higher will help to prevent age spots from sun exposure. It's important to reapply sunscreen regularly, especially if you're spending time outdoors.
Wearing sun-protective clothing, staying out of direct sunlight during the hottest parts of the day and leading a healthy lifestyle will also help.