Age Spots

Age spots (liver spots, sun spots) are the tan to brown freckle-like marks caused by excessive sun exposure.

What are age spots?

Age spots (liver spots, sun spots) are the tan to brown freckle-like marks caused by excessive sun exposure. They commonly appear on the face, chest, shoulders, and arms where the body gets the most sun. Ultraviolet (UV rays) accelerate the production of melanin, which gives skin its brown pigmentation. Age spots form when overactive pigment cells and melanin group in higher concentrations. Wearing sunscreen can help to limit these spots, but it cannot prevent them from developing.

Why do freckles form?

Like age spots, freckles also appear on the skin as a result of sun exposure. They may vary in color but are primarily darker than the surrounding skin and are uniform in color. Freckles are a genetic trait, meaning you likely inherited them from your parents.

Freckles tend to appear on the face but can also occur in places that receive a lot of direct sunlight, like the shoulders and arms. They are produced or may become more pronounced when UV rays trigger the body to create more melanin to protect the skin. If you are unhappy with the freckles on your face, hands or body, the providers at Radiance Medical Spa can help.

How can Radiance Medical Spa help me?

Although age spots are mostly harmless, it does not mean they should be ignored. At Radiance Medical Spa in Coralville, we provide skin therapy services to rejuvenate the skin. Multiple treatments may be needed; typically, 2-5 treatments are recommended depending on your skin condition. Repeat treatments can be performed every 3-6 weeks.

Our treatments include:

Ask your treatment provider about preferred skincare products recommend specifically to you to help get maximum results.

All of our treatments are non-invasive and require zero surgery or downtime. If you are tired of seeing age spots when you look in the mirror, schedule a consultation to improve the health of your skin.

Request a consultation in Iowa City/Coralville

Get brighter, more youthful skin with a custom treatment plan from the providers at Radiance Medical Spa. Our team will help you reach your aesthetic goals safely and effectively. Your first consultation will allow us to determine which treatments are right for you. Request your appointment online or give us a call at (319) 337-3193.

* Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.


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