Age Spots Specialist
Age Spots

Rediscover Youthful Skin: Age Spot Removal in Keller

Age spots don’t make their debut until the later stages of life, usually due to prolonged sun exposure. These tan-brown patches might be a cosmetic issue but can be tackled effectively at Northstar Dermatology. Our board-certified dermatology specialists have a repertoire of treatments to fade or even remove these solar marks. Beyond treatment, they provide guidelines to protect against future sun damage. For detailed insight into age spot interventions, reach out by phone or book a consultation online.

Northstar Dermatology:
Dermatology located in North Richland Hills, TX. Also serving Southlake, Colleyville, Keller, Hurst, Euless, Bedford, and Fort Worth, TX.
Age Spots: Discussions & Insights
What's Behind Age Spots?

Commonly known as liver spots or solar lentigines, age spots are brownish or tan discolorations that manifest after sustained exposure to UV rays – be it natural sunlight or artificial from tanning beds. They are most conspicuous on the face and hands but can materialize anywhere.

Melanin, a pigment naturally present in our skin, determines its shade. With UV exposure, the skin tends to ramp up melanin production leading to tanning. Age spots arise when clusters of melanin darken more rapidly than the surrounding areas.

Do Age Spots Correlate with Skin Cancer Risks?

While age spots are benign and don’t escalate cancer risk, it’s crucial to differentiate them from other skin concerns. Should a spot change in hue, size, or start to bleed, it merits a professional assessment at Northstar Dermatology. Such alterations could be indicative of skin malignancies.

Treatment Options for Age Spots

Guarding your skin against sun rays might not alter existing age spots, but it’s a surefire way to prevent new ones.

Even though age spots are non-cancerous and essentially a cosmetic challenge, for those keen on enhancing their aesthetic appeal, Northstar Dermatology proposes multiple therapeutic avenues:

Topical Solutions
Regular use of doctor-prescribed lightening creams can progressively diminish age spot visibility.

Laser Procedures
Innovative lasers emit heat that’s selectively taken up by the brown pigment, enabling Northstar Dermatology to target these spots without affecting the nearby skin. These pigments, once subjected to the laser’s energy, disintegrate, allowing the body to naturally dispose of them, leading to permanent age spot clearance.

Dermabrasion employs a spinning brush to delicately abrade the skin’s topmost layer. With the emergence of new skin, the age spot’s visibility lessens.

Chemical Exfoliations
Chemical peels aim at shedding the skin’s external layers. At Northstar Dermatology, the intensity of the chemical peel is adjusted to target single or multiple layers, ensuring age spot reduction.

Considering age spot therapy? Reach out to Northstar Dermatology either via call or by scheduling an online visit.

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