Age spots are aptly named. And unfortunately, they aren’t uncommon as we grow older. But they can be removed with the right age spot removal treatment, and Youthful Endeavors is your place to go. Here are some common questions regarding age spot removal.
What are Age Spots?
Age spots are dark spots on the skin, usually found in areas that have had prolonged exposure to the sun. The face, hands, arms, and shoulders are common places for age spots to appear.
What Do They Look Like?
Ages spots are usually brown, tan, or black. They are flat, oval in shape, and range from the size of a freckle to 1/2 an inch in diameter. They can also have a raised appearance.
What Causes Them?
Pigment cells, when overactive, cause age spots. Prolonged exposure to the sun is a common factor in this, as ultraviolet light expedites melanin production. When melanin is produced in high concentrations, it can manifest in the form of age spots. Using tanning beds also increases the likelihood of the appearance of age spots.
What Age is Common to Have Them?
From the age of 50 onwards, age spots are common. However, they can first appear in one’s 20s, and even in one’s teenage years.
Who is More Likely to Develop Age Spots?
If you have fair skin, red hair, or spend a lot of time outdoors, or in direct exposure to the sun, you are more likely to develop age spots.
When Should Someone Consider Age Spot Removal?
When it comes to skin spots, it’s better to be safe than sorry. If you experience any of the following, visit our office:
- A spot is noticeably increasing in size.
- A spot is extremely dark in color.
- The coloring, or shape of a spot is irregular.
- The spot is irritated, sore, red, or bleeding.
Visit Renewed Solutions
Age spots can be a source of insecurity. But luckily, age spot removal exists, and it’s available right here at Renewed Solutions. Contact us today to book a consultation at our office in Manitowoc or Green Bay!