Age Spot (Solar Lentigo)
Welcome to White Pebble Dermatology practice in Columbia, Maryland, and Highland, Maryland! Age spots, also known as liver spots and Solar Lentigo, are common skin condition that typically develops as we age. They appear as flat, brown, or black patches on the skin, and they are most commonly found on areas of the body that are frequently exposed to the sun, such as the face, hands, and arms. In this section, we'll discuss age spots in more detail and explain how our team can help you manage this condition and achieve healthier, clearer skin.
What are Age Spots (Solar Lentigo)?
Age spots (Solar Lentigo) are flat, brown or black patches on the skin that typically develop as we age. They are caused by the accumulation of melanin, which is the pigment that gives our skin its color. Age spots are most commonly found on areas of the body that are frequently exposed to the sun.
How is age spot (Solar Lentigo) diagnosed?
Most of the time, an age spot can be diagnosed clinically based on its appearance. Dermoscopy can aid in its diagnosis. Occasionally, a biopsy is needed to differentiate age spot (Solar Lentigo) from Melanoma, the most deadly skin cancer.
At our dermatology practice, we offer a variety of effective treatment options for age spots, including:
Cryotherapy: a treatment in which the age spot is frozen with liquid nitrogen and eventually peels off
Laser therapy (such as Moxi and BBL): a non-invasive treatment that uses targeted light to break up the pigment that causes age spots
Chemical peels: a treatment in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove the top layer of skin and reduce the appearance of age spots
Our team of dermatology specialists will work closely with you to determine the best treatment approach based on the size, location, and extent of the age spot.
Why Choose Us?
At our dermatology practice, we understand the impact that age spots can have on your skin and your overall appearance. We offer a variety of treatments, including laser, topical, and cryotherapy options, to help you achieve the healthy, youthful appearance you deserve.
Age Spot (Solar Lentigo) treatment near me in Columbia, Maryland, and Highland, Maryland
Ready to Take the First Step?
If you are in need of a skin cancer screening, or you're struggling with age spots and are ready to take the first step toward healthier, clearer skin, we invite you to call/text 443-535-6616 to schedule a consultation with one of our dermatology specialists. We look forward to helping you achieve your skincare goals and feel confident in your own skin!