As we age, we often develop darker spots on our faces, hands, and arms. The spots and freckles are where higher concentrations of melanin have developed. While doctors aren’t totally sure what causes age spots, sun exposure and exposure to UV lights (such as those in tanning beds) can definitely exacerbate the appearance of age spots.
The good news is that new technologies are available that can reduce and in some cases even eliminate the appearance of age spots and freckles. When you have your consultation with a board-certified dermatologist at Dermatologic Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery, the doctor will examine your skin thoroughly and if you are a candidate for laser treatment of your age spots and freckles.