Everything you need to know about treating raised age spots (seborrheic keratoses).
“I used to love my skin, now not so much.” You can’t even imagine how it breaks my heart to hear these words. As a dermatologist, I work with thousands of people and their different skin concerns. Among them, many are uncomfortable with age spots otherwise known as seborrheic keratoses (SK). These raised and dark marks resemble freckles but are not nearly as cute. Today I want to share with you everything you need to know about treating raised age spots. From causes to solutions and tips for you to boost your confidence with smooth, glowing skin!
What are the causes behind an age spot?
Though the cause of SK’s is unknown, we do know that they tend to run in families. At some point in his/her lifetime, everyone will get a seborrheic keratosis. However, some people seem to inherit a tendency to get many of these growths. The role of sun exposure in the development of these growths has been questioned. But, more research is needed. Finally and fortunately, we know that they are not contagious.
Are age spots dangerous?
Though SK’s are harmless, to the untrained eye, it can be difficult to distinguish an SK from an abnormal mole. As with any new or changing lesion, you should always see to your dermatologist to rule out skin cancer.
Are there ways to treat age spots safely?
After determining that your age spots are no more than a cosmetic concern and you still want them removed, there are a variety of treatments. I always recommend talking with your dermatologist to explore the different options. This way, you can choose the one that suits your budget, time, and needs.
My professional recommendation: Eskata.
Lately, I’ve seen some great results with Eskata. An FDA approved topical solution specifically indicated for the treatment of age spots. What I love about Eskata -besides the efficiency- is the procedure is simple & effective. During a single in-office treatment session, Eskata is applied over the targeted spots four times, approximately 1 minute apart. And that’s pretty much it! You regain your youthful skin without any risks.
Of course, each case is different. The proper way to treat your skin is always to start with a professional diagnosis of your skin. I’d like to invite you to feel your best, take the time to care of the largest organ of your body -your skin. Investing time and money on your skin is not something related to vanity, but health and mindful life.
If you have any doubts or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. Skin Specialists are here to help you reach your skin goals!