What are age spots & sun spots?
Age spots, or sun spots, are the tan to brown freckle-like marks caused by excessive sun exposure. They commonly appear on the face, chest, shoulders, and arms because those areas of the body usually get the most sunlight. Ultraviolet (UV rays) from the sun accelerate the production of melanin, which gives skin its brown pigmentation. Age spots result from overactive pigment cells and melanin being grouped together in higher concentrations. If you do notice an unusual brown spot or changing spot on your skin, request an appointment with Dr. Haynes at Skin Wellness Center for a skin cancer evaluation.
What is melasma?
Melasma is a common skin condition in which tan brown patches develop on the face. Melasma most often forms on the forehead, upper cheeks, and upper lip area, which can get a lot of sun exposure. It can also result from hormonal changes, such as pregnancy or from birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy. Sun will worsen melasma, no matter the original cause.
How are age spots treated?
The providers at Skin Wellness Center use on non-surgical, non-invasive treatments for unwanted brown spots. We provide:
- Facials & chemical peels
- Photodynamic therapy
- Prescription and non-prescription topical products
When you come in for you initial consultation, we will assess your skin and create an effective treatment plan. Let us develop an individualized skincare regimen for you!
Request treatments in Pinellas Park, Florida
Ready to reveal your best skin yet? Request an appointment online or call (727) 545-3376 to schedule directly with the dermatologists and skin experts at Skin Wellness Center. Age spots are unavoidable, but they can be effectively removed without surgery or other invasive procedures. Get healthier, younger-looking skin today!*