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Age Spots Specialist

Dermatology of Boca

Dermatologists located in Boca Raton, FL

Do you have unsightly age spots, but don’t want to undergo a surgical procedure to remove them? Don’t wait - call or book an appointment online for your first consultation.

Age Spots

What are age spots?

Raised age spots, or seborrheic keratosis, often occur in older adults. Raised age spots aren’t dangerous, cancerous, or contagious. They often have the following characteristics:

  • Tan or brown (also can be black or white)
  • Thick and raised from the skin
  • Found on the chest, back, head, or neck
  • Not painful or itchy

It isn’t necessary to remove age spots unless a doctor is concerned they might be precancerous. However, many people prefer to have unsightly age spots removed for cosmetic reasons.

How can I prevent age spots?

The best way to prevent age spots is to reduce your amount of unprotected sun exposure. Prevention techniques include:

  • Using a broad-spectrum protection, SPF 30 or above sunscreen
  • Protecting your skin from the sun by covering your skin
  • Avoiding tanning beds
  • Abstaining from smoking

Some causes of age spots, like family history or age, aren’t changeable. Luckily, there are some great treatments available that help fade age spots.

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