Sun damage can be a serious problem, and it can affect any part of the body that is frequently exposed to the sun, even the back of the hands. While these spots are harmless, they can be unattractive, so those who have them often want to know – Is there a solution for freckles and age spots on the back of my hands? There are actually several solutions, and we look at a few of them below.
What causes freckles and age spots?
The pigmented lesions on the skin are typically dark in color, due to the presence to too much melanin. Melanin is the dark pigment the skin produces to protect it from the UV rays of the sun. However, too much sun leads to a high concentration of melanin in specific areas of the skin, resulting in the development of pigmented lesions such as freckles and age spots.
Laser therapy is a safe and effective way to get rid of freckles and age spots on the back of the hands. The energy from the laser is absorbed by the skin cells that have a high concentration of pigment. The heat breaks down the dark pigments, which are then eliminated by the body.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy and chemical peels are also very effective treatments for sun damaged skin.
Clients who live in the Washington DC, or greater Baltimore areas, can contact Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery, Lanham, MD, regarding these and other solutions for freckles and age spots.
If you are ready to eliminate these troublesome marks from the back of your hands, call Beaux Arts Institute today at 301-880-7022, and book an appointment with Dr. Nia Banks.