What are Sun Spots?
Most of us enjoy the warmth and light of the Sun; however, excessive sun exposure can cause damage to the human skin. The heat from the sun dries the unprotected skin and depletes its supply of natural oils. The ultra-violet radiation damages the skin cellular DNA long term, resulting in hyperpigmentation (overproduction of melanin), fine lines, wrinkles and unwanted skin lesions such as Actinic keratosis.
Sun spots, Age spots or sometimes referred to as Liver spots are brown flat spots that develop as a result of direct sun damage to the skin. These lesion are non cancerous and do not pose any health concern in general. However, hyperpigmented spots happen due to over production of melanin in the skin resulting in dark spots on face, hand and body areas most frequently exposed to the sun. Sun spots will appear dark in the summer and lighter in the winter as they react to sunlight. The best way to prevent these sun or age spots is to use SPF 30+ everyday.
Leading causes of Sun damage?
- Overexposure to UVA and UVB solar radiation
- Prolonged use of photosensitive medication
- Use of artificial UV light in sunbeds etc
- Genetics can be a factor
- Hyperpigmentation as a result of a injury
- Change in hormones (hormonal medication, Pregnancy, Menopause) can result in hyperpigmentation spots known as ‘melasma’
What treatments are available for Age or Sun Spots Removal?
At Dermacore, we offer a broad range of treatments for sun-damaged skin that are non-invasive and highly effective. Book a free consultation to discuss your options for Sun spots Removal with our skin specialist and develop a plan for a clearer, radiant and youthful skin.