Age spots, also called liver spots or solar lentigines, are small patches of dark skin. These are mostly found on areas of the body that have been exposed to sun, like the shoulders, hands, face, and arms and vary in size from freckle-sized to half an inch across. More commonly seen on lighter skin, true age spots are harmless to your health but can impact your self-confidence and they can be unsightly. Melanin, the pigment that gives skin its colour, is produced in the outer layer of skin, or epidermis, in response to UV exposure.
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Factors to consider
As we age, our skin loses its ability to regenerate and repair skin, and the cells responsible for pigment, melanocytes can become unevenly distributed. This leads to deposits of melanin in the skin that form age spots. People with light skin and red hair are more likely to develop this condition, as are people who have a history of overexposure to the sun or tanning beds, as well as people who frequently have sunburn.
Genetics can play a part; you are more likely to have or develop age spots if a close member of your family has them. Age spots have the same texture as skin, and though frequently small, can group together and look like prominent clusters.
Treatments available for Age Spots
Currently, laser resurfacing is one of the most efficient methods of improving facial scarring that has happened as a result of injury or earlier surgery, and is known in the industry in being particularly effective at treating conditions usually regarded as ‘stubborn’ like acne scarring.
Our highly trained doctors & nurses will recommend a tailored treatment to best fit your needs, from wrinkles...Read on Book consultation
Pulsed Dye Laser
Targeting skin conditions that were traditionally believed to only affect those of fairer skin tones, but have since been proven to affect patients of colour.
Face veins and redness as conditions are not a health risk, but can cause emotional or psychological distress to the individual and can prove to be difficult to mask by makeup and creams. Pulsed Dye Laser can be very effective in treating redness and other issues like face veins.
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At PHI Clinic, we see hundreds of patients with a wide range of indications. It is important to assess each patient individually to provide you with a skincare treatment plan that works for you. Whether the aim is to improve a symptom or problem, or to simply maintain and protect an even complexion, PHI is passionate about providing a solution and an effective regime tailored to you.
Below we hope to provide you with information to consider prior to making your appointment. We house th...Read on Book consultation
Erbium YAG Laser
One of the laser resurfacing devices we use at PHI is the Erbium YAG laser. This produces energy in the mid infrared invisible light spectrum which can be used to precisely target skin and water-holding tissue, leaving the surrounding skin unharmed. This creates a controlled thermal injury or wound that leads to remodelling of collagen (the protein in skin that controls skin strength and elasticity).
Skin problems can cause self-consciousness in even the most confident...Read on Book consultation
The VISIA at PHI Clinic, London, is an advanced camera system which provides a thorough skin analysis for our patients.
Focusing on eight key areas, the VISIA delivers accurate data which details where your skin could improve, as well as identifying those areas where your skin is excelling. It is particularly useful for those who are concerned with skin ageing and conditions of the skin. It acts as an indicator for our highly-trained aestheticians to recommend treatments to prevent an...Read on Book consultation
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light, and is an FDA approved treatment similar to laser technology. A bright light is aimed at the skin using various filters so that it only targets specific areas of the skin.
Unlike most laser treatments, which typically only match one type of light, Intense Pulsed Light treatments use a broad spectrum that is used with filters in order to be able to use it to combat several different conditions in one treatment, even contributing to reducing pore size...Read on Book consultation
Frequently Asked Questions
This depends on which treatment you have. Your assigned clinician will address these questions in you patient consultation.
All skin types can be treated at PHI Clinic.
Your assigned clinician will vary depending on the treatment you have, but all of our staff are highly trained in their respective fields and are experienced in every treatment we offer.
Age spots all over the body can be treated.
Your assigned clinician will address this during your patient consultation.
Most of the treatments we offer to remove or reduce age spots will not require any form of anaesthetic, but you will need to talk to your assigned clinician during your consultation.
With a wide range of treatments to suit every need, we have a variety of solutions to pigmented lesions, including, but not limited to, Obagi, Hand Rejuvenation, Laser Resurfacing.
Before and after Age Spots treatment
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