Age spots can result from hormonal imbalance, genetics or years of exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun, which is the most common cause. People who use commercial tanning lamps and tanning beds can also develop age spots.
Age spots are caused by UV lights that speed up the production of melanin (the pigment in the upper layer of skin, which gives skin its normal colour). This creates a tan which helps protect the deeper layers of skin from ultraviolet rays.
Age spots will appear on areas of the skin that have had years of frequent sun exposure such as the hands, face and neck.
Although people of any age, sex or race can develop age spots, the most common people who are at risk of age spots are:
- Over the age of 40
- Have a history of frequent sun exposure
- Have a history of frequently using tanning beds
Although age spots are not dangerous, and do not cause any health problems, age spots can be treated for people who want to remove them because of their appearance. At NHC MEDSPA we have a range of treatments which can reduce the look of age spots as well as erase them.
Contact us for a free skin analysis and our professional aestheticians will be able to help find the right solutions for you.
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