Visit us for Age Spot Removal in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,Bala Cynwyd , Pennsylvania, Maple Shade, New Jersey, and the surrounding areas. The Falcone Center for Functional and Cosmetic Medicine offers age spot removal to residents interested in skin rejuvenation.
What Are Age Spots?
Age spots are dark spots which often form on the hands, face, or shoulders. Aging and genetic factors can also cause age spots. However, they are common in older adults but can also affect younger people as well.
Some drugs and chemicals can cause your skin to be more sensitive to the sun, increasing the likelihood of age spots. Ultraviolet light also increases the production of melanin, and sunlight and indoor tanning can cause age spots.
Age spots typically appear as follows:
- Oval or flattened areas of heightened pigmentation
- Often black, tan, or brown in color
- Range from the size of a freckle to more than ½ inch across and may exist in groups
Age Spots on Hands
People who have taken great care to avoid sun on their face are often shocked as they age and begin to see age spots appearing on their hands. These age spots frequently appear in conjunction with the veins becoming more visible in the hands as well. The combination of these two conditions can make your hands appear years older.
By using a laser to remove the age spots and hand rejuvenation to restore lost volume to the hands, we can restore your hands to a more youthful appearance*.
Age Spots on Face
Age spots on the face, also called liver spots and solar lentigines, may be caused by the same factors that cause them on the hands.
Dark patches of skin on the face similar to age spots may also accompany pregnancy in a condition referred to by the names melasma, chloasma faciei, or “Mask of Pregnancy.” The condition occurs when the body overproduces melanin, which causes hyperpigmentation as a reaction to hormones. The condition also sometimes develops in women who use contraceptives.
Age Spot Removal
It’s best to have your skin evaluated by Dr. Falcone if you notice any of the following conditions on a spot or lesion:
- Rapidly increases in size
- Has an irregular border
- Is darkly pigmented
- Develops itching, redness, tenderness, or bleeding
Although age spots may look like cancerous growths, true age spots pose no threat to health. However, many people choose to have them removed due to cosmetic reasons.
This removal is accomplished by destroying the melanocytes in the base of the epidermis layer*. Treatments such as laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels, and IPL® (Intense Pulsed Light) can be used alone or in combination depending upon your unique situation. Most patients will require several treatments. You can expect the age spots to fade some after each treatment.
Our Experience Makes the Difference
Kiss uneven skin tone goodbye! To achieve the best possible results, you need an experienced professional who can help guide you to the most promising treatment method, and then skillfully apply her experience to that specific treatment. Dr. Falcone is dedicated to exceeding your cosmetic skin needs!
What Is the Cost of Age Spot Removal in Philadelphia, PA?
The cost of age spot removal will vary, but to offer the best possible care for our patients, we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and CareCredit®.
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Cosmetic procedures are individualized, and a consultation is recommended prior to beginning any treatment, so you can be fully informed. During your appointment, we will identify personal needs and goals and develop a plan of action specifically for you.
Dr. Victoria Falcone, director of The Falcone Center for Functional and Cosmetic Medicine, is board certified in Family Medicine. She is licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and is a part of The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS), The Institute of Functional Medicine, and The American Academy of Family Practice. Dr. Falcone offers a unique approach to health, wellness, and rejuvenation, helping men, women and children look and feel better both inside and out. Please call today to schedule your initial consultation!