Age Spots

District Dermatology

Dermatologist & Mohs Surgeon located in McLean, VA

Are age spots ruining your complexion and making you appear older than your years? If so, the team of board-certified dermatologists at District Dermatology in McLean, Virginia can help restore smooth, clear skin through an innovative laser treatment. There’s no need to live with unsightly areas of uneven skin pigmentation when there are safe and effective treatments that can help. Schedule a consultation today to learn more, and to get started on a path toward feeling great about your skin. Online scheduling is available, or you can call the office to book your visit.

Age Spots Q & A

What are age spots?

Age spots, also commonly called liver spots or solar lentigines, are dark spots that appear on the areas of your skin most often exposed to the sun. You will usually find age spots on your face, shoulders, arms, or hands, but they can occur on any area of your body.

Age spots usually develop after the age of 50, but you might notice them at a younger age if you’ve spent considerable time in the sun. While the appearance of age spots might bother you, they are usually harmless and purely an aesthetic concern. Your board-certified dermatologist at District Dermatology is the best person to help you determine if any of your age spots represents something more concerning.  

Age spots can appear brown, black, or beige, and can be as small as a freckle or as large as ½ inch in diameter. They are flat and usually oval in shape. They might occur in a small cluster or could be spread farther apart on your body.

How can I get rid of age spots?

In years past, harsh bleaching creams and daily sun protection were the only options for reducing the appearance of age spots. Lutronic’s LaseMD™ GLO laser offers a more effective and lasting approach to skin resurfacing.

LaseMD GLO is a 1927nm thulium laser and is FDA-cleared for treating benign pigmented lesions, keratosis, lentigines, and freckles. The laser has multiple settings, allowing your dermatologist to customize treatment to fit your specific needs.

What’s it like to get LaseMD GLO laser treatments?

During your session, the LaseMD GLO laser delivers microbeams of energy into the deeper layers of your skin. That generates heat without damaging the outer layer of skin or causing bleeding, scabbing, or excessive swelling.

The laser breaks up areas of concentrated pigmentation, allowing your body to process and eliminate the pigment naturally. As the damaged skin tissue heals, the outer layer is sloughed off, revealing glowing, healthy skin.

Custom blended serums can be applied immediately after your treatment, and a cooling mask helps soothe your skin. You can take those same serums home to enhance your results.

There’s no downtime needed with LaseMD GLO laser treatments, and the entire process can be completed during your lunch hour. You might experience a mild tingling sensation during treatment, and your skin might be slightly pink for a day or two.

Schedule an appointment today to experience the LaseMD GLO laser for yourself, and say goodbye to age spots and other areas of uneven pigmentation.