As we age, small areas of discolouration or hyperpigmentation can appear on the face which can affect our confidence and self-esteem. These are known as age, liver or sun spots and are most common on the face, hands, shoulders and arms.
At The Private Clinic we are able to offer a range of treatments to treat age spots such as IPL Skin Rejuvenation, Obagi and Pixel treatments.
Age, Liver or Sun spots are generally nothing to be concerned about, however usually the cause of them is down to UVA exposure. UVA sunlight stimulate your pigment cells (melanocytes) and cause them to produce a pigment called melanin which is what causes you to tan, but also causes these areas of pigmentation which unfortunately will not fade like your tan does.
Age spots are most common in people over 40 as by this age, your skin will have had a lot of exposure to UVA rays. It is not uncommon however to see younger patients with age spots who have spent an excessive amount of time in the sun or have used sun beds for example.
The best way to prevent sun spots from appearing is to make sure you are protecting your skin by wearing SPF30 or higher when you’re outdoors throughout the year.
We are the UK’s leading non-invasive and minimally invasive cosmetic group of clinics and have some of the most experienced specialists in the industry that can advise on the best treatment for Age, Liver and Sun Spots. The next step is to book a free consultation to discuss your area of concern. We treat thousands of patients every year and pride ourselves on our knowledge and expertise. All of our Clinics are registered with the Care Quality Commission and The Independent Healthcare Advisory Services.
Our intense pulsed light (IL) photorejuvenation treatment uses laser light to selectively destroy pigmentation within the skin which is responsible for age spots. It is suitable for use on all areas such as the face, neck, chest and hands.
Treatment with IPL Skin Rejuvenation can take anywhere from 15 minutes but will depend on the number of areas being treated. Generally a course of 2-3 treatments are required scheduled at 3-4 weekly intervals. To maintain results you may need a couple of top up sessions per year.
IPL Photorejuvenation for age, liver and sun spots is available in-clinic at London Harley Street, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Glasgow and Princes Risborough (Bucks) which is close to Aylesbury, Oxford, High Wycombe and Beaconsfield.
The Obagi Nu-Derm system is a great way to treat age spots. The Nu Derm system is a prescribed course of specialist skin products that contain 4% hydroquinone which decreases the melanin pigments in your skin that cause age / liver / sun spots.
You will be required to attend a consultation with a specialist to assess your suitability and prescribe you the Obagi Nu-Derm system.
Obagi Nu-Derm treatment for age, liver and sun spots is available in-clinic at London Harley Street, Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Northampton and Princes Risborough (Bucks) which is close to Aylesbury, Oxford, High Wycombe and Beaconsfield.
The Pixel treatment is a fractionated resurfacing laser that works to rejuvenate the skin by creating thousands of microscopic perforations while leaving the surrounding tissue intact. This prompts the skin to start rapidly healing which stimulates the production of new collagen resulting in smoother and tighter skin with a reduced appearance of age spots.