3 Myths About Age Spots
- Posted on: Feb 15 2019
Age spots, sun spots, or liver spots are all the same thing. As light, dark, or just semi pigmented spots across your skin, you probably have a few at least somewhere on your body. Here at Dr. Goldman’s office, we treat patients for a variety of skin care issues including age spots. As a fun way to introduce you to age spots, we have created a list debunking some common myths.
Myth: They Are A Sign of Cancer
If you are the type of person that does regular skin checks, you may get freaked out when you see a new sun spot. The good news about sunspots is that they actually have nothing to do with skin cancer. In fact, most sunspots are completely harmless. If, you are worried though that it does look precancerous, don’t hesitate to call our office and schedule a skin check. When it comes to skin cancer, it’s never a bad idea to have it check out.
Myth: They’re Caused By Liver Problems
Because age spots are most commonly referred to as liver spots, a lot of people assume that they are caused by liver problems, but rest assured that they actually have nothing at all to do with your liver.
Myth: They Are Caused By Age
Another thing that people assume, because of the name, is that age spots are caused by age, but they are actually caused by sun damage. Age spots get their name because as you age, you get more sun exposure, which causes more sun spots, but not because they are caused by age.
Let Dr. Goldman help you get rid of your age spots at our office. To learn more or to schedule your consultation, call our New York City office at 212.962.1115.
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