Age spots are flat, brown-black spots that commonly appear on the skin of men and women over the age of 40. They develop in areas of the body that have been exposed to the sun, including face, forearms, backs of hands, and shoulders. Ages spots are also known as liver spots, sun spots, senile lentigines, and solar lentigines. Although they are medically harmless, many people associate them with aging and find them undesirable. You can reduce the likelihood of developing age spots by minimizing your exposure to the sun, especially during midday when the sun is most intense. Using sunscreen, wearing protective clothing, and wearing sunglasses will also help prevent age spots from occurring. After age spots have developed, there are a number of ways to remove them from your skin. It is important to find a skilled and trusted doctor, like Dr. Daniel Behroozan, if you seek treatment for your age spots.
Los Angeles Dermatologist, Dr. Behroozan offers several types of chemical peels in his practice, the Dermatology Institute of Southern California. Chemical peels have proven effective in fading age spots, although several treatments may be necessary to achieve desired results. If you decide to have a chemical peel, Dr. Behroozan will apply an acid to your skin, which will gently peel away the outer layer of skin. Chemical peels are designed to give you healthier, fresher, younger looking skin, while reducing the appearance of skin blemishes, such as age spots. Additionally, you can opt to have the Obagi Blue Peel
, which is a newer type of chemical peel. Great results have been seen with the Obagi Blue Peel. An advantage of this peel is that it improves many conditions at once, so your skin will look better than ever afterwards.
Dr. Behroozan offers the latest options in laser treatments for the removal of age spots in his practice. Utilizing laser treatments for age spots allows the doctor to treat only the targeted area, rather than the entire face. Fraxel® laser treatment combines the effectiveness of ablative lasers with the gentleness of non-ablative lasers to offer optimal results with a shorter recovery period. Fraxel® laser treatments work by creating microscopic holes in the skin’s surface, thus stimulating the body’s healing process to create new collagen and skin cells. To be effective, you will need three to five Fraxel® treatments to achieve desired results, but the downtime afterwards in minimal. Typically, only a topical anesthetic is needed during the procedure. To achieve faster results, Dr. Behroozan may suggest undergoing a QuadraLASE Fractional CO2
laser treatment to diminish your age spots. QuadraLASE Fractional CO2 is the most advanced laser treatment currently available for facial rejuvenation. You will achieve results in just one using QuadraLASE treatment, although it may take a few months for the skin to heal entirely so you can see the final result. The treatment takes about one hour, and requires only a topical anesthetic and mild sedation, if desired by the patient.
Dr. Behroozan offers the latest, most advanced treatments available at the Dermatology Institute of Southern California. You can be assured that you’ll be receiving the best care possible with Dr. Behroozan. Make an appointment today at our Santa Monica Office, Near Hollywood, Beverly Hills to discuss the best treatment course to remove your age spots so you can enjoy a younger, healthier appearance.