Age Spot Treatment
Age spots are a common problem among older adults and those with fair skin. While these signs of sun damage are natural, they can impact your self-esteem and make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. Our team of experienced dermatologists in Greater Houston, TX, has the tools to help patients fade discoloration and enjoy clear, evenly textured skin.
What are Age Spots?
Age spots (also known as “liver spots” or lentigines) are flat, round, brown or black patches of skin. These spots are usually more prevalent as we age and are caused by overexposure to sunlight. While they can appear anywhere on the body, they most often develop on areas with high sun exposure, such as the face, hands, shoulders, chest, and arms. We recommend that a dermatologist perform an annual skin check to ensure these spots are not potentially cancerous.
What Are the Treatments for Age Spots?
Our dermatologists often suggest topical creams and lotions as an initial approach to age spot treatment. Retinoids, alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) lotions, and hydroquinone can lighten the skin over time. For more extensive age spots, treatment options include:
- Laser treatments such as Fraxel or Excel V
- Microneedling for skin resurfacing
- Facial treatments such as chemical peels
- Freezing the target area with cryotherapy
- Intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacial treatments
All these treatments can be prescribed or performed in our offices and require little to no downtime. We also recommend applying strong SPF sunscreen daily and wearing sun-protective clothing such as hats and long-sleeved shirts to prevent further damage.
Our Greater Houston area dermatology team can help you diminish age spots and rejuvenate your skin. If you would like to learn more about treatments for age spots, please request a consultation with one of our specialists at a location near you.
Age Spot Treatment Locations Near You
High-quality skin care is never far away. Call a convenient location near you to request an appointment.