Sun spots (sometimes called liver or age spots) are benign brown spots that appear in areas of chronic UV exposure. While they’re typically found in people over the age of 50, you can also develop them at a younger age if you’ve had enough sun exposure.
In sunny Los Angeles, it’s no surprise that sun spots are one of the most common issues board-certified dermatologist Dr. Brian Mekelburg encounters at his practice. Fortunately, there are some effective treatment options to correct your skin pigmentation. If you’re debating getting your sun spots removed, here’s why you should make the leap.
1. You’ll Achieve a More Even Skin Tone
If you don’t want to use foundation to even out your skin tone, consider in-office treatments for sun spots. Dr. Mekelburg uses a variety of therapies, including laser removal, chemical peels, liquid nitrogen, and prescription-strength creams. If you choose age spot removal, our practice will create a customized treatment plan so you can enjoy an even skin tone with a bare face.
2. It’s Great Motivation to Keep Up With Sun Protection
Sun spot removal can be great motivation to prevent future discoloration. Once you see your glowing complexion, you’ll never want to go back. Many patients are more vigilant about wearing daily sunscreen and protective clothing or avoiding midday sun after age spot treatment. Plus, sun protection isn’t just excellent for your appearance – it can also lower your risk of skin cancer.
3. A Dermatologist Can Rule Out Other Conditions
While sun spots are a harmless pigmentation issue, they’re still a sign your skin has UV damage. We can diagnose and treat precancerous growths during an appointment at Dr. Mekelburg’s dermatology practice. Then, you can rest assured that your skin is just as healthy as it is beautiful.
Schedule Your Los Angeles Sun Spot Removal
Sun spots are an annoying cosmetic condition, but you don’t have to live with them. At our Los Angeles, California dermatologist office, we’ve helped countless patients eliminate this unwanted discoloration and achieve a more youthful appearance. Call 310-659-9075 to find out what we can do for your age spots.