Age Spots, Hale, Manchester

age spots

We understand how the appearance of pigment spots can sometimes make you feel more self-conscious. Age spots, also known as liver spots, brown spots, sun damage or lentigos are blemishes on the skin associated with ageing and exposure to UV radiation from the sun. They range in colour from light brown to red or black and are located in areas most often exposed to the sun.

Key Things To Know About Age Spots?

Age spots are the result of local concentrations of excess melanin. Melanin absorbs the UV-radiation of the sun’s rays in order to protect the skin. Provided sun exposure is limited, the result is an even tan.

However, if skin is exposed to too much sun, over a long period of time, the activity of melanocytes will increase and too much melanin will be produced.

The result will be the appearance of age spots on the most commonly exposed areas, such as the face, hands and décolletage.

Age spots usually occur in adults over 40 years but younger people can also be prone to them if they spend a lot of time exposed to the sun.


Age Spots In Manchester

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What is Age Spot?

 - Age spots vary in size and usually appear on the face, chest, hands, shoulders, and arms – areas most commonly exposed to the sun.
 - Age spots are most commonly seen in adults over 50 but can be seen in younger people due to overexposure to the sun.
 - Age spots can affect all skin types, but they’re most commonly seen in light skin tones and if you have a history of frequent sun exposure or sunburn.
 - The use of tanning beds and lamps can also contribute to the development of age spots.

What are the causes of Age Spots?

Age spots are caused by overactive pigment cells, due to overexposure to the sun. Unwanted sun damage, age spots, liver spots, and dark pigmentation are a common sign of ageing. 

Can Age Spots Turn Into Cancer?

Although they are common and can appear anywhere, they are not linked to skin cancer.

How To Tell The Difference Between Age Spots And Melanomas?

In opposition to age spots, melanoma are: Asymmetrical, as one side is typically bigger. Borders look very irregular. Really dark. The darker the lesion, the greater your concern should be. Tend to be larger in diameter than a pencil eraser. If you are unsure, don’t hesitate to contact a dermatologist immediately.

How Can I Prevent Age Spots?

You can prevent age spots from developing on your skin by following these tips:
 - Wear SPF (Sun Protection Factor) sunscreen. Use a SPF of 30 or higher when you are outdoors, whether in the sun or not, as UVA light levels can cause damage throughout the year. Reapply every two hours if you are swimming or perspiring.
 - Avoid the sun between 10am and 2pm. The sun’s rays are most intense during this time.
 - Eating antioxidant food which can be found in fruit – especially intensely coloured fruit such as berries or blackcurrants – and vegetables.

Age Spots Treatment Options

Plasma Shower Hale, Manchester
An anti-pigmentation effect by suppressing pigment(melanin) production and potentially preparing the skin for the absorption of pigmentation correcting actives. The treatment facilitates the emission of melanin in both the dermis and epidermis due to a sputtering effect.

Micorneedling Hale
Widely recognised as the gold standard in micro-needling technology, Skinpen™ works by stimulating the skin to produce new collagen and elastin. This production enables the skin to regenerate and repair itself naturally and safely. The results are smoother, brighter, healthier, younger-looking skin.

Bespoke Clinical Facial Hale, Manchester
Developed for the treatment of pigment disorders and is based on the latest scientific research results to inhibit the formation of melanin. Through regular and combined application of the innovative system care, the melanin content of the skin is reduced, the skin is visibly brightened and pigment spots become faded.

Profhilo Hale, Altrincham, Manchester
Whether you’re struggling with a dull complexion, sagging skin, or could just do with taking 5 years off of your appearance, this is the treatment for you. It’s ideal for brightening, tightening, and smoothing, and it gets to work fast. You’ll be looking more youthful in just a few weeks!

Janssen Cosmetics, Hale, Manchester
Pharmacy grade products are an ideal solution. Janssen cosmetics contain strong and pure ingredients to guarantee results in an environmentally safe way to care for skin without harming the natural balance and protection provided by the body. Our skin specialists at Laser Chic will gladly assist and advise on a plan for clear skin.

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