As you age, your skin changes; it becomes less elastic and supple while also developing wrinkles or loose, sagging skin. Though slowing downtime is simply not possible, your dermatologist can provide numerous treatments to help your skin appear younger. For example, age spots are a common issue your dermatologist can help improve. Read below to learn more about treating age spots, and if you are interested in the procedure, call Dr. Bryan Hicks at Wedgewood Dermatology in The Villages, FL.
What Causes Age Spots?
Age spots often occur due to exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays. This sun damage causes the skin to produce too much melanin, resulting in age spots. These discolorations may also occur due to simple aging or inheriting the type of skin which is more susceptible to skin conditions such as age spots.
Are Age Spots Harmful?
Age spots are usually nothing to worry about and are purely an aesthetic issue. However, you should always consult with your dermatologist if you notice any changes in the skin, especially new moles or discolorations. This could be the sign of skin cancer, which has a much higher curability rate in its early stages than once it has advanced.
Reducing the Appearance of Age Spots
Appearing younger is a very common desire for many people and can be achieved through many treatment options. Your dermatologist may suggest any number of procedures to treat your age spots, including:
- Medications like retinoids or steroids
- Laser therapy
- Chemical peel
As with most aesthetic dermatological treatments, these procedures may require several sessions to accomplish adequate results. However, your dermatologist is your best source of information on treatment plans and how you can move forward to minimize the appearance of your age spots for good.
Interested? Call our Office in the Villages Today!
For more information on treating age spots, please contact Dr. Bryan Hicks at Wedgewood Dermatology in The Villages, FL. Call (352) 237-2090 to schedule your consultation to find your best solution for age spots with Dr. Hicks today!