Myth: Only older people get liver spots and freckles.
You know those things your grandma had? Those dark, blotchy spots on her hands and face. They’re called liver spots and freckles, and they aren’t necessarily related to aging. Sun exposure causes those dreaded freckles and liver spots to develop over time.
Liver spots and freckles are more likely to form from excessive exposure to the sun. Excessive sun exposure causes most of the skin changes that we think of as a normal part of aging. Over time, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light damages the fibers in the skin called elastin. When these fibers break down, the skin begins to sag, stretch, and lose its ability to go back into place after stretching. The skin also bruises and tears more easily – taking longer to heal. And Sun exposure causes those dreaded freckles and liver spots to develop over time. So while sun damage to the skin may not be apparent when you’re young, it will definitely show later in life.
What Are Liver Spots?
What exactly are freckles and liver spots?
Liver spots, otherwise known as age spots, are flat brown or gray patches of skin. They are often mistaken for a sign of aging. While they do tend to appear more often as people get older, they are actually caused by the sun. They can be hard to distinguish from more serious skin conditions, like AK, so you should show your “age spots” to a dermatologist.
Freckles are small red or light brown patches of skin. They’re also flat to the touch, which is important because it distinguishes them from other signs of sun damage. Freckles can appear as a few spots to hundreds, usually on the face, arms, and back. Some people are born with a tendency to freckle, while others get them from the sun.
Freckles almost always get darker and increase in number when the skin is exposed to the sun. People with freckles are more at risk for developing other types of sun damage such as AK, a precancerous skin condition.
Laser Treatments for Liver Spots and Freckles
Rest assured, though, that both liver spots and freckles are treatable. Here are two medspa treatments that visibly reduce their appearance:
Clear + Brilliant
Clear + Brilliant fights the effects of sun damage and aging, leaving skin with a more youthful appearance. But this cutting-edge skincare technology works even greater magic, including:
- Reversing the early signs of aging
- Reducing pore size
- Giving skin a youthful glow
- Beautifying skin tone and texture
- Correcting pigmentation problems
Clear + Brilliant is clinically proven to significantly reverse early signs of aging and sun damage. Almost all patients who undergo Clear + Brilliant treatments report their skin looks younger and feels smoother. What’s more, their skin achieves a noticeable glow after a series of three to five Clear + Brilliant treatments. With multiple treatments age spots, fine lines and wrinkles fade and soften.
IPL Photo Facials
IPL photo facials use gentle pulses of light to beautify sun-damaged and aged skin as well as reduce redness and flushing. IPL photo facials offer clients a more youthful appearance. What’s more, this innovative treatment boasts the following benefits:
- Reduces age lines.
- Stimulates collagen growth.
- Removes age spots and corrects uneven pigmentation.
- Smooths and refines the skin’s complexion.
- Reverses sun damage.
The heat generated from the light promotes healing of the skin within, treating a number of different dermatological issues like sun damage. You can expect outstanding results with IPL photo facials. But you must be diligent about scheduling treatment sessions. IPL photo facial treatments call for five treatment sessions spaced three weeks apart to obtain desired results.
Spot Remove with LaserAway
Got spots? Then come to LaserAway. We’re proud to offer the most medical spa service options of any national skincare provider. We use only innovative techniques and cutting-edge laser technology. We aim to make your medical spa experience comfortable, enjoyable and satisfying. Want to learn more about Clear + Brilliant or IPL photo facials? Then schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today by emailing LaserAway.com or calling the staff at LaserAway at (888) 965-2737. LaserAway looks forward to helping you erase liver spots and wrinkles.