Age Spots: What They are and How to Get Rid of Them

Ages spots, like wrinkles, are a common byproduct of the aging process that few of us manage to avoid. Also known as liver spots, age spots commonly appear on areas of the skin frequently exposed to the sun, such as the backs of the hands, face, arms and shoulders. Age spots tend to appear after the age of 50, although younger people can also develop them.

Although they may raise concerns about skin cancer, true age spots are harmless from a health standpoint. However, they can be a significant cosmetic concern, particularly if they appear on a visible area or become rather large. The good news is there are effective treatments to eliminate age spots without surgery, so you can enjoy clearer, more youthful skin once again.

Treating Age Spots
At New Visage, we offer the following options in age spot treatment:

Photo Rejuvenation
This procedure uses a variety of wavelengths of light to target the melanin in age spots, leaving surrounding skin intact. Targeted cells are damaged so that they eventually flake away, removing the appearance of the age spot over time. The procedure involves little discomfort and no downtime. Most patients will require a series of 2-4 treatment sessions to eliminate age spots completely.

Chemical Peels
This skin rejuvenation treatment can be tailored to specific concerns like age spots by selecting the proper ingredients and peel strength. Most New Visage patients with this concern tend to respond very well to the VI Peel, which is an appropriate choice for all skin types. The procedure removes outer skin layers, leaving smoother, clearer skin behind. Discomfort and recovery depend on the depth of the peel used, with deeper peels requiring more downtime but also providing more dramatic results.

Prescription-Grade Skin Care
For those with lighter, smaller age spots, prescription-grade skin care they can use at home may be sufficient for reducing telltale signs of aging. At New Visage, we offer a wide range of skin care lines to treat nearly any skin type and concern. Prescription-grade skin care may also be recommended after a cosmetic treatment to enhance and extend the results of the procedure.

If age spots are making you look older than you feel, we can help. At New Visage, we offer a variety of skin treatments that can effectively reduce the appearance of age spots while giving you a brighter, more youthful complexion. To learn more about our non-surgical treatments, contact New Visage at 252-808-2NEW.