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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. Sun spots vary in size and can appear in different ways from smaller brown patches to larger skin-toned spots.
Despite being quite harsh in appearance, they are generally not a threat to your body or skin. Despite this, they can develop into a form of skin cancer known as squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) however, 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 sun spots?
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 sun spots. Having a history of severe sunburns also increases the risk of developing the spots. The development of cancer is low however, the risk exists and as such, you should contact a professional if you see changes to the patches.
How can sun spots be prevented?
Treatment for Sun Spots in Sydney
Sun spots can be treated by Cosmetic Medical Clinic. We utilise pigmentation treatment lasers for the 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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