WHAT IS SOLAR LENTIGO?
Solar lentigo (aka liver spots) is a type of lentigo, a skin condition that is caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. This skin condition is common among people over the age of 40, but younger people can develop it, too. UV radiation causes pigmented cells (melanocytes) in the skin to multiply. Solar lentigo can appear on the face, hands, shoulders, arms and other areas of the body that get a lot of sun exposure. Over time, the spots caused UV radiation may grow.
Lentigo causes flat brown, tan or black spots to appear on the body. These spots may rounded or uneven edges.
WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS?
Exposure to UV radiation is the main cause of lentigo, but you may be more likely to develop this condition if you:
- Get a lot of sun exposure or have had several sunburns
- Have fair skin
- Have had radiation therapy or phototherapy
- Use tanning beds
In some cases, an inherited syndrome may also cause lentigines.
HOW DOES SURFACE MEDICAL ESTHETICS TREAT SOLAR LENTIGO?
At our wellness center in Hampton, New Hampshire, we provide a variety of treatments to reduce liver spots. In some cases, we can combine multiple treatments to truly bring your inner beauty to the surface. In order to treat solar lentigo, we rely on these effective treatment options:
When you come in for your initial consultation, Tara Delle Chiaie will assess your skin and create a custom treatment plan for you.
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Book your consultation online or give us a call at (603) 874-4541 to get started. We are located in Hampton, New Hampshire and we proudly serve the Seacoast of New Hampshire and the North Shore of Massachusetts.