Age Spots: Why They Happen and What You Can Do About Them!

September 27, 2012 Posted in: Huntington, NY Plastic Surgery, Skin Procedures

Age spots – they’re usually something we don’t think about until we’re dealing with them ourselves!  A common sign of aging, what really causes these annoying brown patches?  And, more importantly, what can cosmetic medicine do about them?  Here’s a brief explanation.

Brown spots, liver spots, age spots – no matter what you can them, these areas of skin discoloration can certainly be a problem.  Most often caused by years of exposure to the sun, age spots are commonly found on the hands, face, shoulders and other areas that are frequently exposed to the sun.  A common skin condition, many patients start to see age spots after the age of 40.

And, although often not a medical concern, age spots can affect a woman’s self esteem and confidence.  Want to know what you can do about it?  Read on.

Treating Age Spots

Age spots don’t just make us look old, but they can make us feel old as well.  Thankfully, cosmetic medicine offers a few solutions.  One of the most popular is microdermabrasion.  A minimally-invasive procedure, microderm works to promote a fresher, more youthful appearance.  During the treatment, we use a gentle stream of fine particles to exfoliate or “scrape away” aged and damaged skin.  There is no downtime associated with this procedure, and patients can return to work or other regular activities immediately after.

Besides its ability to combat age spots, microderm is used to correct the appearance of sun damage, scarring, wrinkles and other unwanted skin problems.

Microdermabrasion on Long Island

To learn more about microderm or any of the minimally-invasive skin procedures we offer, contact us today and schedule a consultation.  Our offices are located in Huntington Station, and you can reach us directly at (631) 424-6707.  We look forward to meeting you soon.

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