Introduction

Age spots are due more to sunning than aging, and are therefore the result of sun damage. These spots - also called sunspots, brown spots or liver spots - are flat, uneven dark patches on the face, neck, chest, hands and arms and other areas that are regularly exposed to the sun. Though usually harmless, these blotchy brownish patches can make you look and feel older than you really are. 


In the sun, your body reacts by producing a pigment called melanin to protect your skin from ultraviolet rays. If you spend a lot of time in the sun, your skin may overreact by producing too much melanin. That increased pigmentation can result in age spots, which fall into a broad medical category called "pigmented lesions."

Too much ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure can cause sunburn, premature ageing and skin damage leading to skin cancer. It can also cause eye damage.

Sunburn at any age, whether serious or mild, can cause permanent and irreversible skin sun damage that can lay the groundwork for skin cancer later in life. Your lifetime tally of UV radiation exposure, together with the number of severe sunburns, increases your risk of skin cancer.

The less serious but unsightly results of sun damaged skin  include solar keratosis, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, decreased elasticity and skin tone, loss of skin texture.

Laser Skin Resurfacing is used to help reduce sun damaged skin and help reduce the signs of skin ageing caused by the effects of sun damage. Fraxel Laser is the gold standard treatment for repairing Sun Damaged Skin and treating Pigmentation, Melasma, and Freckles removal.

MD Cosmedical Solutions are Australia’s leading Fraxel Clinics and can advise you of the best treatment options for your skin disorders. 

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