Spending your days having fun under the sun makes for a great summer, but all that time spent exposed to direct sunlight can have a number of negative consequences on your skin. One of the most common issues caused by exposure to sunlight is age spots.
Age spots are the brown or dark patches of skin that typically form on areas of the body most frequently exposed to sunlight. This includes the face, neck, hands, arms, and shoulders. When the UV rays emitted by the sun make contact with the skin, they can stimulate the production of melanin. This creates a dark discoloration in the skin.
At Physicians Skin Solutions at Arrowhead, we offer multiple treatments for managing age spots. These options include IPL photofacials, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and other laser-based treatments.