Thick, Rough Age Spots: What Are They & How Can You Get Rid of Them?

If you’ve been finding rough age spots on your body, you’re certainly not alone. Men and women often visit our clinic complaining of these spots that crop up in places like their hairlines, tops of their hands, under their breasts or on their backs, and that are rough or almost crusty to the touch. These spots, called seborrheic keratosis, are often darker than the rest of your skin and can become irritated when clothing rubs against them. More than anything, however, most people don’t like how they look and want to know how to get rid of them.

While it’s always best to see Dr. Bakken, who has a special interest in medical and cosmetic dermatology, knowing what causes these types of age spots and how they can be treated is a great place to start.

What Causes Seborrheic Keratosis?

Some people describe these age spots as being ‘stuck’ to their skin, kind of like a wart would feel. These spots appear as a result of excess layers of skin cells building up from both living and dead skin. While most people aren’t thrilled to discover these growths, the good news is that most can be managed or even removed with professional skin care treatments and products.

How to Treat these Age Spots

In most cases, it’s possible to exfoliate the age spots, removing the rough dead skin cells and smoothing the skin. After exfoliation, applying a quality alpha hydroxy product is beneficial. While some people will be able to entirely remove the spots using this method, others will at least be able to manage them, reducing their appearance.

Exfoliating regularly and using a professional skin care product that’s recommended by your skin care team at Laser and Skin Care Medspa is a great way to reverse the signs of aging and restore smoother, younger looking skin.

By booking an appointment at our clinic, you can learn about a variety of skin care treatments that could be beneficial to you, including skin resurfacing, Circadia chemical peels, and microdermabrasion. Red Deer men and women are achieving fantastic results with the help of our professional skin care team. Schedule an appointment and get the results you desire!