Being the largest organ of the human body, the skin is the most exposed to external damaging factors and UV rays to a higher extent. As we age, the skin cells are affected extensively by a longer, unprotected exposure to sunlight, cannot regenerate completely and thus build-ups of melanin appear, causing age spots.
Age spots, also called liver spots, solar lentigines, senile lentigines are brown, gray or black spots appearing on the skin areas that are most exposed to sunlight and UV light such as the face, the back of your hands, the forearms, shoulders and upper back. Age spots usually develop in people around the age of 50, but can manifest in younger individuals too, especially those who have used tanning beds frequently. Age spots or liver spots have a greater incidence in people with fair skin, but can also appear in dark-skin individuals.
Although age spots are harmless and simply unaesthetic skin lesions, they sometimes may resemble more severe conditions such as pre-cancerous or cancerous growths, hence, a specialized consultation is mandatory, especially when sudden and rapid changes in colour, shape and size are noticed. At Renew Skin & Health Clinic our dermatologists and specialized practitioners can perform thorough consultation and skin examinations to rule out any health threat and to set an accurate diagnosis for your age spots. Instead of simple age spots, as mentioned above, you may present other skin lesions or growths which may require monitoring or specific treatments, such as moles, seborrheic keratoses, lentigo maligna and so on.
During this specialized age spots consultation, our practitioner or GP will assess your medical history and current health condition, and will closely inspect the skin spots. If suspicious, a skin biopsy may be performed to set an accurate diagnosis. If you are indeed suffering from age spots and you want them removed solely for cosmetic purposes, our doctor specialist will recommend you the age spots removal treatment that best suits your individual case. We benefit from the latest technology, so a non-surgical approach will help you restore your beautiful, spot-free skin, with skin rejuvenation effects.
All you need to do to benefit from a specialized consultation, clear diagnosis and possible age spots removal treatment, is to contact our Renew Skin & Health Clinic Head Office and our practitioners will take care of everything from providing you with details to ensuring the best cosmetic results.