Age spots can result from genetics or years of exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun, which is the most common cause. People who use commercial tanning lamps and tanning beds can also develop age spots. Age spots are caused by UV lights that speed up the production of melanin (the pigment in the upper layer of skin, which gives skin its normal colour). This creates a tan which helps protect the deeper layers of skin from ultraviolet rays. Age spots will appear on areas of the skin that have had years of frequent sun exposure such as the hands, face and neck. As people age, unsightly blemishes – commonly called age spots – can appear on the face and on the back of the hands. The spots – also called lentigines, lentigos or liver spots – are sharply defined, rounded, brown or black, flat patches of skin.
Age Spots Treatment
Price 1 session _ 6 sessions
Age spot £120 £600
- Improved appearance.
- Enhanced self-esteem.
- Promotion of better skin health
Who is at risk for age spots?
Although people of any age, sex or race can develop age spots, the most common people who are at risk of age spots are:
- Over the age of 40
- Have a history of frequent sun exposure
- Have a history of frequently using tanning beds
Which kind of treatments are available to treat age spots?
Although age spots are not dangerous, and do not cause any health problems, age spots can be treated for people who want to remove them because of their appearance. We have a range of treatments such as Skin-lightening products, cryotherapy (Cryopen), Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peeling, IPL, Diode laser, and Nd:YAG laser which can reduce the look of age spots as well as erase them.
How Cryotherapy (Cryopen) works?
Cryotherapy (Cryopen) is a simple treatment for isolated lentigines. Many consider the first-line therapy for solar lentigines to be ablative therapy with cryotherapy. This procedure is often successful because of the susceptibility of melanocytes to freezing with liquid nitrogen. Squamous cells resist injury at -20°C, whereas melanocytes freeze at -4 to -7°C.
Who is the best candidate for cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy is more effective than TCA 33% solution in the treatment of age spot of the back of the hands, particularly in lighter-complexioned individuals. For darker-complexioned people, TCA 33% may be preferred, although post inflammatory hyperpigmentation remains a risk for both modalities.
How skin-lightening products work?
Skin-lightening products commercially available target natural melanin production, many as competitive inhibitors of tyrosinase.
Does laser work on age spots?
Lasers are effective in the treatment of various age spots. The development of short-pulsed, pigment-specific lasers to selectively destroy the pigment within the solar lentigo has led to significant clinical improvement, a low risk of adverse effects, and high patient acceptance. The 532-nm diode-pumped vanadate laser are all used with success. Intense pulsed-light (IPL) treatment is another option.