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How Do Sun Spots Form?

Published on July 20, 2017

Sunlight can affect the skin in various ways. It can cause noticeable damage to the skin, and it can alter the skin’s appearance. One of the most common aesthetic issues caused by sun damage is the appearance of sun spots, also known as age spots. Sun spots are the patches of discolored skin that form on areas of the body that are frequently exposed to sunlight.

The sun emits UV rays that can be harmful to our tissues. Exposure to UV rays can cause the overproduction of melanin, the dark brown pigment found in the skin. This overproduction causes the dark patches of skin known as sun spots to form.

At Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeons, we offer a variety of treatments and procedures that can reduce the appearance of sun spots. These treatments include chemical peels, photo rejuvenation, and laser skin resurfacing. If you want to know which option is best for your skin, contact us to schedule a consultation.

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We offer complimentary consultations for cosmetic and skin rejuvenation services. For other procedures, patients are responsible for any health insurance co-pay or deductibles.

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