Age Spots or Solar Lentigo are a result of overexposure to ultraviolet light. They are light brown patches that occur on sun-exposed or visible light-exposed areas of skin such as the face, arms, chest and back. Such lesions are induced by natural or artificial ultraviolet light (visible or blue light) sources. These skin changes are observed in all skin types.
Your hands, face, and arms are susceptible to showing signs of aging. The natural aging process can lead to dark spots, freckles, and uneven skin tone.
Although spots and freckles may not appear to be serious to some patients, many prefer to have them removed for cosmetic reasons. Spot removal by Dr. Searles in his Edmonton office includes advanced lasers, light therapy, and more.
The impact of visible or “blue” light on the health and appearance of the skin is becoming better understood by scientists and researchers in recent times. An important study demonstrated that iron oxide-containing formulations significantly protected against visible light-induced pigmentation compared to untreated skin or mineral SPF 50+ sunscreen in Fitzpatrick IV individuals.
To learn more about available treatments for uneven skin tone or age spots, you can contact our office and schedule an appointment. Dr. Searles will provide a thorough examination of your skin and determine the most precise approach to treatment.