Also known as liver spots, age spots, are flat patches of skin that have a black, brown or tan appearance. Downtown Dermatology offers age spot removal treatments for men and women in the Columbus and Upper Arlington area.
Age spots are dark black, brown or tan patches of skin that are caused by sun exposure. Men and women who are 50 or older are most likely to develop age spots. The discolored areas typically appear on the arms, hands, shoulders and other areas that are frequently exposed to sunlight.
Age spots do resemble skin cancer, so you should be evaluated by board-certified dermatologist Dr. Shari Hicks-Graham. If she determines that the discolored patches of skin are age spots, she will recommend age spot removal treatments. Patients typically opt for treatment because age spots are a cosmetic nuisance.
Our age spot removal treatments can be applied to age spots on the face and body. Dr. Hicks-Graham will tailor the treatment based on the location of the age spots.
Age spots can be removed with a variety of treatments, such as laser resurfacing and chemical peels. Dr. Hicks-Graham will explain each type of treatment to help you make an informed decision about your care.
You should avoid the sunlight for at least three weeks before your age spot removal treatment. The reason we recommend this is that you do not want the age spots to worsen or to develop new age spots.
Age spots removal is a quick and easy procedure, and recovery is very mild. You may have some reddening of the skin for the first 24 to 48 hours. You should use sunscreen when you are outdoors to prevent new age spots from developing.
Age spots removal is likely considered elective by your medical insurance, so you will be responsible for the total cost. Our patient coordinator will provide a cost after your consultation. We accept payment by cash, check, major credit card and CareCredit® financing.
As a board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Hicks-Graham is uniquely qualified to evaluate your age spots and recommend an appropriate treatment. The best way to know if age spots removal is right for you is to schedule a consultation at Downtown Dermatology.
Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Shari Hicks-Graham specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of age spots. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn about our age spots removal treatments.Age spots are an embarrassing cosmetic concern. If you live in the Columbus and Upper Arlington area, you can receive age spots removal treatment at Downtown Dermatology.