Treatments for Age Spots
No matter how young you feel inside, age spots (a.k.a. liver spots) can belie your true years. Luckily, effective treatments for age spots are available and our Orlando dermatology practice offers them.
Age spots, also known as liver spots, are dark patches that appear on the skin during the aging process caused by accumulated sun damage over the years - something that's easy to experience here in sunny Florida.
Signs and Symptoms
Age spots are flat, brown spots that appear on sun-exposed areas such as the arms, face and chest over time. They do not cause pain or itching but many people view them as an unwanted sign of aging.
Age Spots Diagnosis and Treatment
Once diagnosed, age spots can be treated in a variety of ways. They can be frozen at any of our offices with liquid nitrogen or faded with bleaching creams. We also can target age spots with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) laser treatments. Because it is considered a cosmetic dermatology service, IPL treatment is not covered by medical insurance. However, our practice offers many convenient options for payment.
Along with treatment options recommended, you also can use STEPPIE MD® In the Light Intensive Skin Brightener twice daily. In just 60 days, volunteers noticed brown spots fade away significantly and noted zero irritation or discomfort.
Follow up and Outcomes
It may take several months before you see significant improvement in your age spots. Prevention and daily maintenance of age spots treatment involves wearing sunscreen containing zinc or titanium oxide. We recommend using STEPPIE MD® Infinity UV Defense Sunscreen SPF 50+, which provides broad-spectrum protection from both UVA and UVB rays with no chemical sun fillers. It contains the FDA-approved physical blocker Micronized Zinc Oxide to reflect light away from the skin.
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I recently saw Annette at the Altamonte office for a skin screening. I was greeted by Carol, who was very pleasant and upbeat. She made me feel at ease from the moment I walked in and explained the paperwork and co-pay questions I had. My appointment was at 9:30am and Annette's nurse called me back at 9:35am. I was pleasantly surprised that my appointment was on time. Not that I would have minded waiting, since that is normally how that goes at a doctor's office. The medical assistant was very professional, explained procedures and answered any questions I had with knowledge. Annette is a very smart and detail oriented person, she was very pleasant to talk to and answered my questions and concerns. She gave me information brochures, samples of creams and I left with a good peace of mind. I felt that all of my concerns were addressed and Annette listened to all of my concerns. I would highly recommend this office to everybody. It is a great team, the have a great work ethic and dynamic going on! Thank you all for a great experience.
— Carol G.