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Age Spots

Age Spots Treatment Specialist Q&A

When the top surface layer of the skin spreads with additional pigment, it forms what seems to be a huge freckle. The most noticeable sign is a dark patch on the skin. They most frequently form on sun-exposed areas such as the face, hands, shoulders, and arms. Unwanted age spots can be removed with medspa treatments to restore a youthful appearance. Age spots can be efficiently lightened or removed with the use of treatments provided by Dr. Shadi, MD, and her devoted staff. We are conveniently located at 5769 E Santa Ana Canyon Road. Suite K. Anaheim CA 92807. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online.

Age Spots Treatment Specialist Near Me in Anaheim CA
Age Spots Treatment Specialist Near Me in Anaheim CA

Table of Contents:

How long does it take for age spot removal to heal?
How do you get rid of age spots?
What is the main cause of age spots?

How long does it take for age spot removal to heal?


Depending on the procedure performed, recovery time may vary. Inflammation is minimal following IPL and non-ablative laser therapy, so downtime should not last longer than a few days. Recovering from an ablative laser resurfacing procedure, on the other hand, usually takes 2-3 weeks. A proper healing process can then take place at the treated site.
 
Patients’ recovery can be delayed by advanced age, nutritional deficiencies, blood vessel abnormalities, immune dysfunction, blood sugar control issues, and connective tissue disorders.

How do you get rid of age spots?


It might be more effective to remove layers of discolored skin than to use a lightening cream if you want to remove dark spots quickly. A number of methods can be used to treat these conditions, such as laser treatments, freezing (cryotherapy), dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, and microneedling.
 
With dermabrasion, rapidly rotating brush sand down the surface layer of skin. As a result, new skin grows in its place. The procedure may need to be repeated more than once. There is the possibility of temporary redness, scabbing, and swelling as side effects. Pinkness usually fades after several months.
 
Dermabrasion is more aggressive than microdermabrasion. The procedure leaves mild skin blemishes looking smoother. To get modest, temporary results, you will need to undergo a series of procedures over a period of time. On the treated areas, you may notice a mild redness or stinging sensation.
 
Chemical peels remove the top layers of skin by applying a chemical solution. It is replaced by new, smoother skin. There is the possibility of scarring, infection, and skin lightening or darkening as side effects. It may take up to several weeks for the redness to subside. Before you see the results, you might have to undergo several treatments.
 
Microneedling involves using an electric skin-needling device. Multiple tiny, shallow punctures are made on the skin’s surface when this device is passed over it. In response to these small breaks in the skin, collagen is immediately produced by the skin. Collagen production increases as the skin get plumper and thicker, resulting in smoother skin. In addition to breaking up melanin in the skin, microneedling absorbs it into the body, which is why it is effective for age spots.
 
These are just a few age spot treatment options available. Professionals at Dr. Shadi Concierge MedSpa will help patients find the best service option for their needs.

What is the main cause of age spots?


On the skin, age spots appear as small, flat dark spots. Their size varies, and they generally appear on sun-exposed areas, such as the face, hands, shoulders, and arms. In addition to the term age spots, sun spots, liver spots, and solar lentigines are also used to describe them. Generally, adults older than 50 get age spots, but younger people can also get them if they spend a lot of time in the sun.
 
The appearance of age spots can be similar to cancerous growths. Despite being a sign of sun damage, true age spots don’t require treatment, but they serve as a way for your skin to protect itself from more damage caused by the sun. Lightening or removing them can be done for cosmetic reasons. By using sunscreen regularly and avoiding the sun, you can help prevent age spots.
 
Pigment cells become overactive with age, resulting in age spots. Melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color, is produced more rapidly when exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light. When melanin is produced in high concentrations or becomes clumped on skin that has been exposed to the sun for years, age spots appear. Age spots can also be caused by commercial tanning lamps and beds.
 
Dr. Shadi Concierge Medspa can help with age spots. We are conveniently located at 5769 E Santa Ana Canyon Road. Suite K. Anaheim CA 92807. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We serve clients from Yorba Linda CA, Anaheim Hills CA, Placentia CA, Olive CA, Orange CA, Fullerton CA, Brea CA, and surrounding areas.