Many people will have seen or even experienced sunspots without knowing what they really are. Sunspots are flat, brown-colored spots that develop on areas of your skin that are exposed to the sun. Most people refer to them as liver spots, although their development actually has nothing at all to do with the liver.
Sunspots can appear on literally any part of the body that is exposed to the sun. Some of the most common areas where they are seen to develop include the hands, shoulders, arms, and face. They are more prevalent in older people, largely due to the accumulative amount of time they may have spent in the sun over the years. For this reason, sunspots are often associated with older people and this can make them cosmetically undesirable. They are also more commonly seen in patients with light-colored skin and can range in size from freckle-sized to half an inch or more.
Developing any patches of pigmentation on the skin can be frightening. Fortunately, sunspots aren’t cancerous, and aren’t dangerous in any way. However, many people dislike their appearance. If you have an abundance of sunspots or if you have one or more that are in particularly prominent locations that are causing you to feel self-conscious or embarrassed about your appearance.
If you are concerned about the appearance of sunspots, we can arrange for sunspot therapy using Evo Laser here at our skin therapy offices in Sacramento, CA.
The Evo Laser is one of the leading lasers in the cosmetic industry and the Evo series, pioneered by Quanta Systems, is engineered specifically to treat a wide range of pigmented lesions safely whilst still offering patients maximum comfort and efficiency.
The laser works by creating controlled wounds on the skin, breaking down areas of dark pigmentation and encouraging the skin to heal itself by regenerating new cells. These cells are the original skin color, effectively causing the sunspots to disappear. The entire process is non-invasive, meaning that there is no need for anesthesia and no downtime.
The Evo Laser has proven to be highly effective at eliminating all sizes of sunspot in a number of short, comfortable sessions, performed at our skin clinic in Sacramento, CA.
It is imperative that you get checked out by your doctor if you have a new skin change that:
Is darkly pigmented
Has an irregular border
Is rapidly growing
Is a mixture of different shades of color
Is bleeding, oozing, red, itchy or tender
Although it may be nothing more than a sunspot or similar, benign cell change, it is essential that your doctor rule out something more serious such a melanoma.
If you would like more information about sunspots and the best way to remove them, or if you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss sunspot therapy with Evo Laser, please contact our team by calling our offices in Sacramento, CA today.