What Causes Age Spots and How Can I Get Rid of Them?

San Jose Age SpotsEvery year Dr. Sani sees hundreds of patients who are suffering from age spots. These pigmentation marks appear on areas of the body that are usually exposed to the sun. Many Bay Area residents, especially those with lighter skin tones, will notice that as they get older, they will begin to show age spots on their faces, backs of their hands, shoulders, chest, and tops of their feet. If you notice any new pigmentation marks on your body, Dr. Sani recommends you see him immediately to determine if they are harmless, yet unsightly, age spots, which are caused by overactive pigment cells. These overactive pigment cells are activated by increased exposure to the sun or other forms of ultraviolet (UV) light such as tanning booths.

Many patients find age spots to be an embarrassing and unwanted condition, especially when they are large, clumped together, or on parts of their bodies that aren’t typically covered by makeup, such as the backs of hands, shoulders, chest, and tops of feet. For this reason, these patients come to Dr. Sani, who has been voted one of the nation’s top physicians by the Consumer Research Council of America and serves as the Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Sani is highly-sought after, not only for his impressive resume, but also for his reputation as a caring physician who treats each of his patients uniquely.

What are My Options for Treating Age Spots?

As a leading aesthetic physician who is sought after, not only by Bay Area patients but patients throughout the US, Dr. Sani uses only the most reliable, cutting-edge technologies in his practice. For the treatment of age spots, Dr. Sani typically recommends either Broadband Light (BBL) treatment, Genius RF, micro-needling, or chemical peels – depending on his individual patient’s unique needs.

Using Chemical Peels to Treat Age Spots

Sometimes, depending on a patient’s unique case of age spots, Dr. Sani won’t recommend BBL or the Halo laser. In these cases, he sometimes finds that chemical peels can be effective in treating age spots. Chemical peels work by removing the top layer of the skin, allowing younger, fresher layers to shine through.

How Do I Know What Age Spots Treatment is Right for Me?

There’s no way that an untrained eye can determine which treatment option is best for your case of age spots. That’s why Dr. Sani stresses just how important it is to visit him for a consultation, during which he’ll evaluate your skin and come up with a personalized treatment plan for you.

To schedule a consultation today, call our office at 408-740-5878.