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SKIN CONCERN:

Sun Spots

Actinic keratosis or sun spots as they are more commonly referred to as, are dark patches on the skin that develop as a result of prolonged exposure to the sun.

SKIN CONCERN:

Sun Spots

Actinic keratosis or sun spots as they are more commonly referred to as, are dark patches on the skin that develop as a result of prolonged exposure to the sun.

What are Sun Spots?

Sun spots often develop on exposed areas such as the face, neck, back of hands and forearms. These epidermal spots vary in size and can appear in different ways from smaller brown spots to larger skin-toned patches. Despite being quite harsh in appearance, they are generally not a threat to your body or skin. Even though this can also develop into a form of skin cancer known as squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), the risks of developing this is less likely than other forms of skin cancer. Other types of superficial pigmentations include age spots, freckles and pigmented birthmarks.

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What causes Sun Spots?

It is interesting that the combination of physical factors indicates the likelihood of an individual developing actinic keratosis. Those with fairer skin, blonde or red hair in addition to having lighter eye colours such as blue or green are at higher risk of developing it. Having a history of severe sunburns also increases the risk of developing the spots. It is ideal to note that the development of cancer for this condition is low. However, the risk still exists and as such, it is best to contact a professional if you see changes to the patches.

DID YOU KNOW?

Sunspots affect people with fair skin more than people with dark skin. More than 90% of fair-skinned people over the age of 60 have this concern.

If you would like to treat or correct your uneven skin tone, please speak to our laser specialists and medical doctor at Cosmetic Medical Clinic.

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A consultation is important to everyone with their skin concern. You will receive a skin examination from one of our experienced skin specialists, and discuss the appropriate treatment options, and also be given an accurate quotation at the end of the consultation.

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