Everything You Need To Know About Liver Spot Treatment
Hyperpigmentation and skin discolorations are some of the most common issues affecting both men and women around the country. Whether it be as a result of aging, overexposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays or some type of skin condition or disorder, hyperpigmentation can be quite difficult to treat. While there are many specific causes, each of these issues will cause the body to overproduce and a common skin compound known as melanin, the pigment which gives our skin its normal color. However, when it is overproduced, it creates patches and blotches of discoloration, especially in contrast with the skin surrounding it. One of the most common types of hyperpigmentation is the liver spot. Liver spots are sometimes known as age spots or a condition known as Solar Lentiginosis. Solar lentiginosisisis a common skin condition that occurs mostly in white people, with extremely fair skin, who are over the age of 40. At Goals Plastic Surgery, the team offers a number of different methods for liver spot treatment. To better help you understand all there is to know before you seek liver spot treatment for your hyperpigmentation issues, here is some important information about liver spots.
What are Liver Spots or Solar Lentiginosis?
This common skin condition is characterized by the appearance of pale to dark brown spots along the skin, known as solar lenities, age spots, or liver spots. Generally, they appear to be oval shapes, and occur in areas that are more exposed to the sun or have more pigmentation, naturally. In some individuals, they can appear similar to cancerous skin growths, however they are generally harmless. Because they are usually brown, black or darker gray, they are very easily spotted against the backdrop of fair skinned individuals. The areas that get the most long-term sun exposure are most susceptible to these types of issues. These areas include:
· The Face
· Neck & Back
When it comes to identifying the proper liver spot treatment, the team at Goals Plastic Surgery believes it’s very important to try and identify the main cause, as this will help to choose the best course of treatment. The primary cause of liver spots is the presence of UV rays from the sun. These UV rays penetrate the skin to add pigment known as melanin to the skin. UV rays cause this compound to speed up its production, in specially concentrated areas, causing darker skin and tan in some specific areas that were hit by the sun. Through this process, liver spots form. Another method aside from sun exposure known to cause these liver spots is the use of artificial UV rays in a tanning bed or tanning booth. Those with fair skin, blonde hair, and certain genetic makeup are more likely to suffer from these spots.
Liver Spot Treatment
When it comes to liver spot treatment, the team at Goals Plastic Surgery recommends a variety of different methods. Some of these methods include:
· Topical Creams & Ointments – Skin brighteners to help fade away dark spots.
· Laser Skin Resurfacing – The most highly effective liver spot treatment removes the skin layer by layer and triggers cellular regeneration to replace the old skin cells.
· Chemical Peels – Helps to resurface the skin chemically and fade away dark spots.
· IPL Laser – Uses an intense pulsed light beam to trigger the body’s natural healing mechanisms and stimulates the production of fresh collagen.
For more information on options for liver spot treatment, please be sure to contact Goals Plastic Surgery today.