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Age Spots Treatment in Chelmsford

Flat, darkened areas of skin that appear as a result of UV exposure and ageing.

Common Causes of Age Spots

Age spots are caused by a combination of factors, including:

Excessive sun exposure: UV rays from the sun can cause the skin to produce more melanin, resulting in age spots.

Ageing: As we get older, our skin cells produce less melanin and become more susceptible to UV damage.

Genetics: Some people may have a genetic predisposition to developing age spots.

Hormonal changes: Fluctuations in hormone levels, such as during pregnancy or menopause, can also contribute to the development of age spots.

Medications: Certain medications, such as some antibiotics and anti-seizure drugs, can make the skin more sensitive to sunlight and increase the risk of age spots.

Help with Age Spots

At our Chelmsford clinic, we offer a variety of effective treatments to help reduce the appearance of age spots. Our experienced dermatologists will assess your skin and recommend the best treatment plan for you. Some of our popular treatments for age spots include:

  • Chemical peels: This involves applying a chemical solution to the skin to exfoliate and improve its appearance.
  • Laser therapy: By targeting the melanin in age spots, laser therapy can help fade their appearance.
  • Cryotherapy: This involves freezing the age spots with liquid nitrogen, causing them to peel off and reveal new, smoother skin underneath.

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Age Spots Treatment FAQ’s

Can age spots be prevented?

While it's not possible to completely prevent age spots, you can reduce your risk by limiting sun exposure, wearing sunscreen daily, and avoiding tanning beds.

Are age spots dangerous?

Age spots are usually harmless and do not require medical treatment. However, if you notice any changes in size, shape or colour of your age spots, it's important to have them checked by a dermatologist.

How long does it take for treatments to show results?

Results can vary depending on the treatment used and individual skin type. Generally, multiple sessions may be required for optimal results.

Are treatments for age spots painful?

Most treatments for age spots are minimally invasive and cause little to no discomfort. However, some patients may experience a mild stinging or burning sensation during or after the procedure.

Is there any downtime after treatment?

Some treatments may require minimal downtime, such as avoiding sunlight or wearing sunscreen, while others may have longer recovery periods. Your dermatologist will discuss this with you before starting any treatment.