An Experienced Physician is Key
When choosing a physician to treat your age or sun spots, the qualifications and experience of the physician are very important. The variety of devices and the range of technology they have access to is also very important. Are they treating this condition regularly? Are they familiar with treating my skin type?
By going to an experienced physician with the best variety of treatment choices for age spots, it is more likely that a patient will be satisfied with their results.
Many Treatment Options Available, Consult a Physician
There are a number of devices for treating aging skin. In my opinion it is important for a prospective patient to go to a physician who is knowledgeable about the skin and understands treating it. If there is a physician or a clinic that has just one particular device, they are going to try to steer you to that device because that is all they have.
When considering age spot, brown spot, liver spot or sun spot removal, the first thing to consider is ‘is my doctor a dermatologist?’ Spots on the skin can be cancerous or pre-cancerous and need to be reviewed by a skilled dermatologist who understands the treatment of skin cancer.
A second question is ‘Are you going to look at my spots and not laser over any pre-cancerous spots?’ Cancerous spots need to be handled appropriately before any treatment for aging skin or age spots.
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Several other questions I would ask are:
- Do you have the ability to freeze the skin as well as use laser?
- Are you going to be able to advise me on what topical regiment I should use?
- What kind of laser are you going to use?
- How much experience do you have with treating age spots?
Wear Sunscreen, EVERYDAY
By the way, sunscreen is key. It doesn’t make any sense to treat brown spots if you aren’t going to protect your skin from the sun which is the cause of the spots in the first place. So you need a high SPF sunscreen everyday, rain or shine.