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Age spots (liver spots) (solar lentigo) typically develop as a result of prolonged exposure to ultraviolet light. They are usually the product of sun exposure, but tanning beds and other tanning equipment may also contribute to their development. By definition, age spots are not cancerous and present no physical health problems, but they can be a cosmetic concern.
However, for cosmetic purposes, Dr. Gary is an expert in treating age spots. By offering a full array of cutting-edge treatment for age spots, Dr. Rothfeld can help you to reduce or eliminate unwanted age spots. If you have age spots and are looking for cosmetic relief, we’ve got you covered. As you age, years of being in the sun start to add up. Age spots (also called liver spots or solar lentigo) are collections of pigment caused by exposure to the sun. Pigment is deposited as a response to injury, just like a scar is a response to a cut. The pigment collects in areas injured because of thin skin or greater sun exposure.
Age spots also can be caused by bruising that leaves blood pigment behind. They are most common in people older than 55. The spots commonly appear on the hands, but they can be almost anywhere, especially sun-exposed areas, such as the face, back, arms, feet and shoulders. flat, brown areas are called lentigines.
They have nothing to do with the liver - they are caused by the sun and usually appear on the face, hands, back and feet. They are generally harmless. They may look like melanoma and therefore may require evaluation.
Commercial "fade" creams will not make lentigines disappear, but effective prescription medications and surgical resurfacing treatments are available. We treat these age spots or brown spots with stunning results.
Age Spots Treatment Center in New York, NY is opened 7 days a week for examinations and treatment. We have over 20 years of experience treating freckles, brown spots,age spots with superb results.
Sun-induced skin damage can cause brown age spots, especially on oft-exposed areas like the hands and face. At one time, the only remedy was to cover them up with cosmetics.
Now, there are therapies that help reverse the signs of photoaging at the physiological level. One approach is physical removal by surgery, chemical peels, electrosurgery, gentle topical medications,lasers such as Q-switched Alexandrite laser, triple bleaching creams,Topical tretinoin creams which take several months, and many other therapies.
To get the best results, you should wear a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher containing titanium dioxide and zinc oxide (Blue Lizard and Bull Frog) at 10 AM in the morning and 2 PM in the afternoon indoors and outdoors when the sun is the strongest. The sun penetrates through the windows in your home, work and your car.
Tretinoin. Topical tretinoin was first approved for treating acne, but trials have demonstrated that it also improves photoaged skin. It can take several months to lighten age spots, and side effects include redness, scaling, and itchiness, although these generally subside after a few weeks.
Adapalene gel. This prescription drug is approved only for treating acne, but sometimes it is used off-label to improve photoaged skin.
Chemical peels, chemical spot treatments, laser treatments, electrosurgery, light therapy, and many other treatments have been used to lighten age spots. Some of these procedures require just one treatment; others take two or three sessions.
Age spots or brown spots usually first appear on the face and are the result of genetic susceptibility as well as sun exposure.
Usually one to two treatments is adequated to remove the brown spots anywhere on the body.
Freckles on the face, chest, and back can also be effectively treated with electrodessication.
New York Dermatology by Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Gary Rothfeld is a board certified NYC Dermatologist with a New York City office in Manhattan, New York providing expert skin care, dermatology, and cosmetic dermatology services. A Park Avenue practice with an international reputation in general, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology.
Dr. Rothfeld, recognized by the entertainment industry of America as one of the best dermatologists who has treated some of Hollywood's hottest faces and world renowned for his contributions for many of today's cosmetic procedures has organized a comprehensive skin care center offering personalized state of the art services including medical, pediatric, and cosmetic dermatology. Every treatment is customized to fit each patient's needs.
I personally see every new patient who visits our office. I am not just a physician, I am a Board Certified Dermatologist. My goal is, quite simply, to provide the type of dermatology care which I would seek for my own family. This is a very important point, since physicians often use the phrase "Doctor's Doctor" to refer to those individuals who typically are selected by physicians themselves for personal care. I am confident that my practice fully meets that definition. This is the type of 5-star care and service that our patients expect, deserve and receive. I treat every patient the way I would want to be treated: with courtesy, dignity and respect. I carefully listen to their hair and skin-care concerns and offer a variety of options including a treatment plan that I believe will give them the best results
Dr Gary sees every patient himself and believes in personalized care. The Doctor does not employ any physician assistants, nurse practitioners, or other physician substitutes to do his treatment. He sees every patient himself at every visit.
A significant percentage of my Hair Loss, Dermatology and Cosmetic Dermatology Conditions are diagnosed on listening to the medical history of the patient alone, a further percentage on examination and the remainder on further detailed or careful examination and my patients teach me the rest. It is clear to me that history and examination skills remain at the very core of my dermatology practice. Older Dermatologists like myself rely on history and physical to a greater degree than the younger dermatologists. I think that the pendulum has swung too far towards all these cosmetic procedures where the younger dermatologists are just doing cosmetic procedures and not listening to their patients. This is an important point because if the Dermatologist does not spend enough time with the patient during the consult the cosmetic procedures will probably not work.
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