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Age and Sun Spot Removal

Years of sun exposure can result in brown spots on your skin. Unlike freckles that appear on a child’s skin, these skin spots will not fade or go away on their own once they appear. These spots are clusters of pigmented cells caused by overactive melanin that occur due to excess UV ray exposure. If you have brown spots on your skin, MJR Dermatology offers age and sun spot removal at our clinic in Lawrenceville, GA.

Melanin is produced within the skin to protect it from sun damage. When you are younger, you may get a tan from being out in the sun, but the tan fades, without leaving behind any evidence. Constant exposure to UV rays can result in some of these cells staying brown and not fading, often clumped together to make a sun spot. While these spots are caused by UV ray exposure, they are harmless and not related to skin cancer. Those that are at higher risk of having sun (age) spots include:

  • Lighter-skinned people
  • Those frequently outside in the sun without sunscreen or skin protection
  • Those with frequent suntans or sunburns
  • People over 50

Treatment is not needed for age or sun spots, but many people do not like the appearance of brown spots on their face, chest, hands, shoulders or other areas. At MJR Dermatology, we can perform age and sun spot removal treatments to restore an even skin tone that looks more youthful.

Skin Treatments for Brown Spots

There are a few different methods of cosmetic age and sun spot removal. The goal is to fade away the dark pigmented cells and reveal normal skin-colored skin. Laser treatments are an excellent, non-invasive way to target darker skin cells. The treatment can be performed without the need for recovery or downtime if non-ablative procedures are performed. There are also topical treatments that can help fade brown spots, as well as chemical peel treatments that can exfoliate dark skin cells and help improve the overall appearance of the skin.

If you have age or sun spots that you want removed, come see us at MJR Dermatology. We are your local skin specialists in the greater North Atlanta area – call our office in Lawrenceville, GA, to make your appointment.

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Matthew J. Reschly, M.D., PC


2000 Riverside Pkwy, Suite 100
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Located on the lower Courtyard Level

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