Age spots can make you look a lot older than you are. These discolorations are also referred to as "brown spots" and "liver spots." Although the decreased cell turnover associated with age contributes to these spots, they are actually caused by sun exposure. Prolonged time soaking up UVA/UVB rays causes your body to respond with an increase in melanin. The collections of overabundant melanin are what creates the spots. Although usually harmless, these discolorations can nonetheless cause you to feel self-conscious and less youthful.
Fortunately, today's advanced dermatological treatments fade these spots effectively. Some of the treatment options are:
- Laser and light therapies, including IPL photofacial and fractional laser treatments
- Depigmentation cream
- Advanced skin care products
Board-certified dermatologist Rebecca Fitzgerald is 100 percent committed to finding the right treatment for you. She believes each of her patients deserves to feel confident and youthful. Her two decades' worth of experience means she has the skill and knowledge needed to produce natural, beautiful results for her clients. Your skin will look refreshed and rejuvenated without looking "done" or fake.
If you are unhappy with the appearance of age spots on your skin, please call the cosmetic dermatology practice of Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald at 323-464-8046. Dr. Fitzgerald and our team are proud to serve the areas of Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Larchmont and all of the surrounding cities.