Ballantyne dermatologist - Charlotte, NC

Age spot removal

Many people visit the Ballantyne dermatologists in hope to eliminate the appearance of brown spots, or “age spots” on their face or body. Age spots should not be confused with freckles. Age spots are brown patches or spots, that are typically formed on the face, arms and hands of adults. Their most common cause is the result of excessive exposure to the sun’s rays. Some people develop only one or two, while others have numerous spots in a variety of places. For the most parts, brown spots are benign, but they can be of concern if they are in an area that is particularly noticeable, like the face.

Regular evaluation of age spots

Once you begin to develop age spots, it is important to visit a competent Ballantyne dermatologist for an annual skin examination. Any time that you notice a new pot or dark-colored area on the skin, you should have the spot examined by a Charlotte dermatologist. He or she will carefully examine the area of concern, and if needed, your doctor will recommend the appropriate response and treatment.

Treatment for age spots

Problem age spots can be effectively treated with a number of anti-aging treatments. They can offer topical sun block creams, as the first line of defense against the development of age spots is to reduce exposure to ultra-violet rays from the sun. Your competent Ballantyne dermatologist may also offer bleaching agents such as hydroquinone or other botanical agents that are designed to lighten the pigment. Retinoids can block pigment transfer to the upper layers of the skin. Dermatologists in the Ballantyne area of Charlotte, provides the ZO Medical Skin Care System™. You may need one of more of these treatments to diminish age spots and other forms of sun damage. Beyond sun block and creams, chemical and laser peels or microdermabrasion are options to exfoliate age spots.  Broad Band Light treatments can remove pigment irregularities as well as red lines often seen in sun damaged skin. Your competent Ballantyne dermatologist can recommend the product(s) that are best for your skin condition.

Treatment Options

  • Chemical Peel
  • Dermasweep Crystal Free Microdermabrasion
  • Dermaplaning
  • Halo
  • Laser Skin Peels
  • BBL Photo Rejuvenation
  • ProFractional

Age spot treatment in the Ballantyne area of Charlotte

If you are finding it difficult to live with age spots and sun damaged skin, the doctors at Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte can provide high quality, innovative skin treatments, and cosmetic dermatology in a caring and professional environment. Dr. Nixon is a board certified dermatologist whose dedication, experience, and knowledge will provide the best possible treatment for your skin, hair, and cosmetic concerns. Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte also offers medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology; including removal of skin cancer. We provide a full range of cosmetic offerings such as skin tightening, fat reduction, chemical peels, Botox® treatments, microdermabrasion, and more. We provide treatment for both adult and pediatric patients. Call the office today for a skin care evaluation and analysis of your sun damaged skin, or any other skin condition.


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