Best Treatment for Age Spots in NYC and Philadelphia

Age spots, also known as liver spots or sunspots, are a common skin concern affecting individuals as they age. These pigmentations often emerge on areas exposed to the sun, such as the face, hands, shoulders, and arms. At Springhouse Dermatology, patients across New York and Philadelphia consult Dr. Margo Weishar for the best age spots removal options for improved skin appearance and self-confidence.

What Are Age Spots?

Age spots are flat, brown, or tan patches that appear on the skin due to an accumulation of melanin, the pigment responsible for skin color. They are most commonly observed in individuals over the age of 50, but they can develop earlier in life due to various factors, including sun exposure.

Causes of Age Spots

The primary cause of age spots is prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun or tanning beds that accelerate melanin production in the skin. Other contributing factors include:

  • Aging: As we age, our skin’s ability to regenerate and repair itself slows down, making it more susceptible to age spot formation.
  • Genetics: Some individuals may have a genetic predisposition to developing age spots.

Symptoms of Age Spots

Age spots are characterized by their appearance as small, round or oval patches of hyperpigmented skin. They are typically painless and do not cause any physical discomfort. Individuals may distinguish age spots from more serious skin conditions by comparing them to pictures of age spots. However, consultation with a dermatologist is recommended to rule out any serious conditions.

Age Spots vs. Skin Cancer

Age spots are generally harmless but should not be confused with skin cancer. Age spots are flat and even in color, while skin cancer often presents as irregularly shaped moles with varying colors and an asymmetrical appearance. If you are uncertain about any skin lesion and are worried about age spots vs. skin cancer, then it is best to consult a dermatologist promptly for an evaluation.

Age Spot Removal Options

Recognized as a Top Doctor by Philadelphia Magazine (2023), Dr. Weishar offers a range of advanced age spot removal options to rejuvenate your skin, including:

PICO Genesis Laser

This cutting-edge laser treatment targets and shatters unwanted pigmentation, improving the appearance of age spots, sun spots, and other skin concerns. PICO Genesis offers quick and nearly painless results.

Diode Laser

Our state-of-the-art Diode Laser provides precise, focused treatment to remove facial veins, spider veins, Cherry Angiomas, and light brown sunspots, leaving your skin unchanged.

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)

IPL therapy effectively reduces freckles, liver spots, vascular issues, and skin discolorations. It offers immediate results and minimal downtime.

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Preventing Age Spots

Prevention is essential when it comes to age spots. Following these guidelines may help reduce your risk of developing age spots:

  • Always wear sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher, protective clothing, and wide-brimmed hats outdoors.
  • Avoid tanning beds since the UV exposure from tanning beds can contribute to age spot development.
  • Monitor your skin for changes and consult a dermatologist if you notice any suspicious growths.

Why Choose Springhouse Dermatology for Age Spot Removal?

Age spots may be part of aging, but they don’t have to define your skin’s appearance. At Springhouse Dermatology, we offer the best treatment for age spots. You can trust Dr. Margo Weishar and our team of medical and cosmetic dermatology professionals for all your skincare needs. Book an appointment at our Philadelphia or New York office and take the next step toward regaining confidence in your skin’s natural beauty.

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Dr. Margo Weishar
Board Certified Dermatologist, Montgomery County

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