Age Spots

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Age spots are related to sun exposure and while they do become more common with age, they are not directly caused by ageing. Older individuals who have protected their skin from UV rays by wearing UV protection sunscreen and protective clothing are less likely to develop age spots. Similar to pigmentation, age spots are brown in colour because they are formed due to the concentration of melanin at that spot.

Due to the skin producing more amounts of melanin upon exposure to UV rays, sun exposure is the number one cause of age spots. Consequently, these are prominent in skin areas that have high exposure to the sun such as the face, back of the hands and forearms.

Both men and women are affected by the sun to develop sun spots or liver spots as they may be known sometimes.

Mostly they are no more than of aesthetic concern, in some cases, they may develop to be cancerous over time. Cancerous lesions may appear irrespective of age. Statistics show Skin Cancer kills more women under 30 years of age than any other form of cancer.

The use of indoor tanning beds also accelerates the formation of age spots. It is also seen that there is a 75% increase in melanoma risk among those who used tanning booths in their teens and twenties.

The recommended treatment options for Age Spots are IPL Photo Facial and Fractional Skin Resurfacing. The products that are most effective for keeping age spots from increasing are Retinol, Lightening Lotion, and regular use of sunscreen.

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Marsha Speevak
March 31, 2024
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Chris Zabel
September 24, 2023
I've been working with Anu to find solutions to significant adult acne. This has been a problem all of my life and at Laser Genesis I've found treatments that are truly making a difference. I have hope now that this isn't a problem I've going to have to live with all of my life. Anu understands the acne sufferer and really cares about making a difference in their lives. Thank you Anu!
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Daniela Rolovic
August 29, 2023
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August 29, 2023
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Holly Maclean
March 11, 2023
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Sabrina DeMelo
Sabrina DeMelo
November 23, 2022
I had such a great experience! Anu took the time before each laser hair removal session to answer questions and reviewed each stage of the process. She is kind and truly cares about her clients. I am very happy with my results and I would highly recommend Laser Genesis Skin Clinic! Thank you Anu!!
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Cindy Williams
September 15, 2022
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Alex Fernandes
July 16, 2022
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Crystal C
May 15, 2022
After some very disappointing consultations at other laser clinics, I was blown away at how helpful and informative Anu is! She really takes the time to care for your skin, provide as much information as possible and ensures you feel comfortable before and after every session. Very pleased with my results from Laser Genesis for the IPL facial treatments!
Kevin W
Kevin W
April 9, 2022
I've been coming here for several months now. Service is impeccable and very friendly. IPL and fractional resurfacing have provided great results so far.