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Age Spots

What are age spots?

Age spots can be tan to brown, freckle-like marks or coloration caused by excessive sun exposure. They commonly appear on the face, chest, shoulders, and arms since those areas tend to get the most sun exposure. Ultraviolet (UV) rays accelerate the production of melanin, which gives skin its brown pigmentation. Age spots result from overactive pigment cells and melanin being grouped in higher concentrations. Older adults, people with fair skin, and people who’ve spent lots of time in the sun are most prone to these spots, sometimes called “liver spots”. The main symptom is a dark spot on the skin.

If you do notice an unusual or changing brown spot on your skin, schedule an appointment with a dermatologist as soon as possible.

Why do freckles form?

Like age spots, freckles also appear on the skin as a result of sun exposure. They may vary in color, but are usually uniform and primarily darker than the surrounding skin. The appearance of freckles may also be due to a person’s genetic makeup.

Freckles tend to appear on the face, but can also occur in other areas that receive a lot of direct sunlight, like the shoulders and arms. They are produced or may become more pronounced when UV rays trigger the body to create more melanin to protect the skin. Freckles are harmless and are not considered a medical condition, but if you are unhappy about the appearance of your freckles, Bluebird Family provides a comprehensive aesthetics program of non-surgical treatments to help reduce them.

How can Bluebird Family Eye Care help me?

At Bluebird, we believe that looking good, is as important as seeing well. We are equipped with the TempSure Envi laser system. TempSure Envi has an intelligent skin reading device that determines the melanin level in the skin being treated to ensure optimal safety for a wide range of skin types. With our skin rejuvenation technology, we can reduce age spots, freckles, and other skin pigmentation on your face and body.

Request treatment at any one of our Eastern Idaho locations

If you have sun spots or pigmentation on your face or body that you’d like to have evaluated or reduced, schedule an appointment at one of our convenient Bluebird Family Eye Care location in Blackfoot, Idaho Falls or Pocatello. Give us a call at the office location nearest to you.

Bluebird Family Eye Care Blackfoot 208-785-7274

Bluebird Family Eye Care Idaho Falls 208-529-2700

Bluebird Family Eye Care Pocatello 208-232-6675

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