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About Sun Spots
Actinic keratosis or sun spots as they are more commonly referred to as, are rough, hardened patches on the skin that develop as a result of prolonged exposure to the sun. These 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. Albeit 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. Cosmetic Medical Clinic offers options for the removal of sun spots for both cosmetic and health reasons.
What skin types are more susceptible to it?
It is interesting that the combination of physical factors indicate 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.
How can sun spots be prevented?
Treatment for Sun Spots in Sydney
Cosmetic Medical Clinic offers a highly professional sun spots treatment. We utilise pigmentation treatment lasers for this condition. See our Pigmentation Removal page to find out more information regarding the treatment of sun spots using pigmentation removal lasers.
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