Age Spots

age spots

What Are Age Spots?

Age spots are pigmented areas that typically appear on the skin as people get older. They are also known sun spots and liver spots. These spots are usually brown, black, or gray in color and can vary in size. Also, they are most common on the face, hands, arms, and upper back, as these areas are often exposed to the sun. They’re caused by increased melanin production from long-term exposure to UV rays.

How Are They Treated?

Fortunately, while age spots don’t necessarily need treatment, you can rejuvenate and refresh your skin with many different treatment options. For example, some of the most common methods to address age spots include:

  • Topical treatments such as retinoids and vitamin C
  • Laser therapy
  • Chemical peels
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Cryotherapy 

First, you’ll want to consult with a dermatologist to learn more about dark spot treatments. Additionally, they will help you decide which treatment option is best for your skin.

Can I Prevent Age Spots?

Yes, you can keep the dark spots from appearing! The key to preventing them is to protect your skin from the sun and to have a healthy skincare routine.

Some of the most simple yet effective ways to prevent dark spots include:

  • Wearing sunscreen with a minimum of SPF30 protection
  • Avoiding tanning beds
  • Moisturizing the skin daily
  • Staying hydrated
  • Eating a diet rich in antioxidants

Where Can I Get the Best Age Spot Treatment in Arlington?

Age spots can add years to your appearance. So, if you’re looking for the best treatment in Arlington, choose Dr. Marjan Yousefi. Dr. Yousefi is a board-certified dermatologist. She focuses on both medical and cosmetic procedures to rejuvenate and enhance the skin while promoting overall skin health.

Ready to begin your skin transformation journey? Call our office today at 703-255-5070 to schedule an appointment, and say goodbye to unwanted spots on your skin!

About Us

Marjan Yousefi, M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist and Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. Her practice focuses on adult and pediatric dermatology, dermatologic surgery, and cosmetic procedures to enhance the skin.

Contact Us

2300 North Pershing Dr., Suite 204, Arlington, VA 22201

8230 Boone Blvd., Suite 430, Vienna, VA 22182

Office: (703) 255-5070

Fax: 703-891-9884


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