As we get older our skin changes and it’s completely natural to see fine lines, wrinkles and age spots appear. It can be a difficult transition for many men and women but there are a number of very effective treatments available at The Harley Medical Group. The appearance of age spots – flat and oval shaped patches of skin - on the face and body can be dramatically reduced, leaving you with more even, younger looking skin.

Why do we get them?

Liver spots, also known as brown spots or age spots, can occur naturally as part of the ageing process, but often they’re the result of over exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays without adequate protection. This can be from sunbathing or from heavy use of sunbeds. While our skin is able to regenerate quite quickly and easily when we’re young, as we get older it is less able to do so and many people are left with darker patches of skin, particularly on the face, neck and hands. These can be unsightly and hard to disguise or cover with make-up

Prevention and Reduction

The best way to reduce the chances of developing brown spots is to protect your skin every day, whether it’s sunny or not. It’s a common misconception that we’re only exposed to UV rays when in direct sunlight, but even on cloudy days our skin can be damaged, so it’s essential to wear a daily moisturiser with built in SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 15. On holiday, try and stay out of the sun during the hottest part of the day (midday to 3pm) and don’t forget to apply sun protection to all exposed areas, including your hands, feet and ears. We recommend that you avoid sunbeds altogether and tan safely using a rejuvenating self tanning lotion.

Effective treatment for Age Spots

If you’re looking for a quick, painless and effective way to reduce the appearance of brown spots on your face or body, PPx laser treatment is one of the best solutions around. It’s the latest development in light-based technology and is considered by medical experts to be one of the most highly effective skin rejuvenation treatments available. Because it uses state-of-the-art technology, it works much more quickly than other lasers in the treatment of liver spots and other signs of ageing and sun damage.

Other treatments for the natural signs of ageing, include skin peels, Dermaroller and line and wrinkle injections.

Let Us Help

Our years of experience in the field of Cosmetic Surgery ensure that you can rely on The Harley Medical Group to assist you with a tailored treatment programme for treatment for age spots, wrinkles and other signs of ageing and skin damage. We offer free consultations with qualified Medical Professionals, as well as a thorough after care service to ensure that your experience is positive throughout your entire journey.

Medically reviewed by The Harley Medical Group Clinical Governance Board on 4th March 2020.

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