What Can Be Done to Treat Age and Sun Spots?
Almost all of us, if we live long enough, will start to see small pigmented spots appear on our scalps, face, neck and hands. These spots go by a number of names – age spots, sun spots, and our favorite, wisdom spots, as well as liver spots and solar lentigos. You should know that:
- Age and sun spots do not require medical treatment.
- However, many people do treat age and sun spots cosmetically. Some people use topical solutions to lighten the spots’ appearance or have the spots removed by the Midwest Dermatology team.
How Can I Tell the Difference Between a Brown Spot & Skin Cancer?
The truth is, it’s hard to distinguish between a completely harmless sun spot that appears in areas where the skin is regularly exposed to the sun and a pre-cancerous, or even cancerous, spot on the skin.
That’s why Midwest Dermatology recommends that you (and everyone) see a dermatologist annually for a full-body skin screening to check out all the new growths on your skin.