What Can You Do To Prevent Age Spots?

What Can You Do To Prevent Age Spots?

What Can You Do To Prevent Age Spots?

Seeing the signs of ageing in our skin is something that many of us dread. The development of lines and wrinkles can be extremely damaging to your confidence. However,just as distressing can be the development of age spots. These spots of uneven pigmentation can leave many of us feeling self-conscious and old before our time. Although the ageing process is something that affects us all at some point it’s also something that many of us would like to avoid where possible. With this in mind, what can we do to fend off the development of age spots? And how can we banish them if we already have them? The experts at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic have put together a handy guide to age spot prevention and treatment to help you.

Preventing age spots

age spot 1“It may seem simple, but the best way to combat age spots is to protect your skin from the skin damaging effects of the sun,” explained Dr. Alice Hudson-Peacock, a cosmetic doctor at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic. Make sure that your skin is well protected from harmful UVA and UVB rays within sunlight is the secret to fending off most signs of ageing, including age spots.” Making sure that you take the recommended precautions to prevent sun damage and avoid direct sunlight where possible,which will help protect your skin against the development of age spots.”

“Although sun damage can be a contributing factor in the development of age spots, hormonal imbalances can also play a huge role too. For example, high levels of oestrogen can play a major role in the formation of age spots. Oestrogen is needed in small doses around ovulation, but outside of that it can encourage the development of age spots. Maintaining a neutral balance of oestrogen can help prevent the formation of age spots, and can be controlled by avoiding the consumption of foods such as soy, grapefruits and tap water. These foods and beverages can boost oestrogen levels, but can be counteracted with natural forms of progesterone, found in foods such as sweet potatoes.

How to reverse the look of age spots

Taking precautions to prevent the development of age spots is all well and good, but what if you have already noticed the presence of age spots on your skin? What can you do? The answer is cosmetic laser treatment. Laser treatments can provide a wealth of benefits for the appearance and health of sun damaged skin .

“Laser treatment for age spots works by penetrating the skin with high levels of light energy in order to breakdown the additional pigmentation that makes up age spots and other pigmentation issues, resulting in a even and healthy looking complexion,” said Dr. Hudson-Peacock. “At Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic, we use the IPL laser in order to perform laser age spot treatment. This device is one of the most effective cosmetic lasers on the market and provides our patients with dramatically improved results to the look of their uneven pigmentation.”

IPL laser treatment for age spots can usually be performed in just 15-30 minutes and requires little recovery time, making the treatment convenient for even the busiest of patients! Following treatment patients may notice a darkening or crusting formation to their age spots, which peels to reveal the even results beneath within 1-2 weeks following treatment.

If you feel it’s time that you combatted your age spots, there is no better place to do so than Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic. The clinic prides itself on the high quality cosmetic laser treatment it offers its patients, and also has a dedicated teams of dermatologists and cosmetic doctors that are highly experienced at performing cosmetic laser treatments, which is a huge positive when undergoing laser age spot treatment as it means you can undergo treatment safe in the knowledge that it will be performed efficiently and to a professional standard.

Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic’s services are available in a range of locations such as Canterbury, Ashford, Dover, Deal, Faversham, Sittingbourne, Folkestone, Hythe, Margate and Kent. If you would like more information on laser treatment for age spots, book your consultation with Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic today by calling 01227 472288 or emailing reception@skinandlaser.co.uk.