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Age Spots Adelaide

Age spots are flat, brown, gray, or black spots on the skin. They usually occur on sun-exposed areas of the skin. They are also called liver spots, senile lentigo, solar lentigines, or sun spots.

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Dr Rahma Targett

Dr. Rahma Targett

Trust Your Face to Doctor Trained in Dermatology and Cosmetic Medicine

When considering having any cosmetic medicine treatment it is important to consider the doctor performing such treatments to optimize results. Dr Targett has a passion for the art and science of cosmetic medicine.  Your procedures are always performed by Dr R.Targett a doctor with specialty training in Aesthetic Medicine with American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM). Dr Targett is registered with AHPRA and is a member of RACGP, giving you confidence that you will receive a high standard of care.

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What Causes Age Spots?

Age spots are the result of an excess production of melanin, or skin pigment. Doctors don’t always know why age spots develop. Skin aging, sun exposure, or other forms of ultraviolet (UV) light exposure, such as tanning beds, are all possible causes. You’re most likely to develop age spots on the areas of your skin that receive the most sun exposure, including:

  • your face
  • the back of your hands
  • your shoulders
  • your upper back
  • your forearms

Who Is at Risk for Age Spots?

People of any age, sex, or race can develop age spots. However, they are more common in people with certain risk factors. These include:

  • being older than 40 years old
  • having fair skin
  • having a history of frequent sun exposure
  • having a history of frequent tanning bed use

What Are the Symptoms?

  • range from light brown to black in color
  • have the same texture as the rest of your skin
  • are painless
  • are usually on sun-exposed areas of the skin

How Are Age Spots Diagnosed?

Your doctor will usually diagnose age spots by looking at your skin.

If your doctor is worried that a dark area isn’t an age spot, they may perform a biopsy. They will remove a small piece of skin and check it for cancer or other abnormalities.

How Are Age Spots Treated?

Fortunately the Excel V laser is a very effective method of pigmentation removal.

Pigmented spots on our skin are one of the many signs of aged skin. The Excel V laser can effectively remove these spots and help to restore a youthful appearing skin.

Our Location

Advanced Cosmetic Medicine

55,55 Melbourne St,

North Adelaide

SA. 5006

Ph: 0403 690 031