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Sun Spots

WHAT ARE SUN SPOTS?

Sun spots, also known as liver spots or Lentigines, are spots on the skin that are usually brown in colour. They are often harmless, but you should beware any changes to them over time, such as their growth, or changes in shape for instance. If they become darker in colour, they should also be checked. Generally, sun spots are more of a cosmetic nuisance and can be treated in a variety of ways, depending upon the individual and skin type.

Sun spots are caused by over exposure to the sun. They often affect the face, but can also affect other areas of the body that is exposed to the sun. They are not dangerous, however, they should be checked by a doctor after their appearance, and especially if they change shape, or colour or become irritated.

As with all skin conditions, you can help protect against sun sports by not being out in the sun when it is at its most intense, by wearing adequate sun protection and clothing and ensuring that sun protection is applied liberally and often.

The treatments available will depend upon your individual skin type, extent of the sun spots and skin structure. Your treatment will be assessed and discussed with you during your initial consultation. However, the range of treatments available include Laser resurfacing, facial peels, skin needling using dermapen, plus a range of other treatments depending upon your circumstances.

Sun spots can be treated very effectively at Le Sands Clinic. Many treatments are available that may help with this problem. A full clinical assessment of the skin and other contributing factors is necessary to formulate an individualised treatment plan to reverse, repair and prevent sun damaged skin. At Le Sands Clinic we pride ourselves on providing a thorough assessment and appropriate and safe plan to help you reach your goals and long lasting solutions. Contact the clinic for an initial free consultation with one of our skin care experts. Call 02 9567 0399 or email us info@lesandsclinic.com.au

Call us on 02 9567 0399 or e-mail us on info@lesandsclinic.com.au

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