What are sunspots?
Skin changes as you age. Change can occur both in pigment and texture. Sunspots (also known as liver spots) are those little dark spots that can often be mistaken for freckles. This skin damage occurs by exposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun. Sunspots usually appear in areas regularly exposed to sunlight like the face, hands, shoulders, and arms. Sunspots can appear on your scalp if you are bald. Sunspots tend to increase with age as the skin has a harder time repairing the damage from ultraviolet light. 11 minutes of sun exposure produces more damage than the skin can repair in 24 hours.
What are the risks of not treating sunspots?
The benefit of hindsight is not always practicable for reversing existing damage. Because sunspots are a form of sun damage to the skin, dermatologists advise that prevention is the best form of treatment.
If you have sunspots and feel self-conscious, you may have been thinking about treatment. There are a variety of cosmetic procedures and products available from dermatologists that can eradicate them safely and effectively.
How Dermatology Associates of Seattle can help you with your sunspots:
Laser and IPL removal of sunspots can significantly enhance your skin’s appearance. One to three 30 minutes laser treatments are usually required to remove sun spots, freckles, and age spots.
If sunspots are prematurely aging you, talk to one of our highly trained dermatologists at Dermatology Associates of Seattle today. They work hard with patients to obtain younger looking skin
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Conditions Our Dermatologists Specialize In Treating:
- Acne Treatment
- Acne Scar Removal
- Allergic Contact Dermatitis Treatment
- Birthmark Removal
- Bullous Disease Treatment
- Cellulite Treatment
- Hair Loss Treatment
- Hidradenitis Suppurativa Treatment
- Melanoma Removal
- Melasma Treatment
- Mole Removal
- Psoriasis Treatment
- Rosacea Treatment
- Sagging Skin Treatment
- Scar Removal
- Skin Cancer Removal
- Skin Laxity Treatment
- Spider Veins Treatment
- Sunspot Removal
- Unknown Rash Treatment
- Unwanted Hair Removal
- Unwanted Tattoo Removal
- Vitiligo Treatment
- Wrinkle Treatment
I have been to a lot of different dermatologists in the region. This is the only place that solved my skin problems. They are so wonderful. Front staff is the best. The doctors are knowledgable and solve your problems. I highly recommend making an appointmentMorgan S.
I absolutely love this office! I am not a fan of doctors and they made me feel extremely comfortable. Dr. Jenkins and his team are amazing and very knowledgable. You are the best!!Teri T.
I found the staff to be friendly and helpful. And when I raised concerns about cost of medication, they have consistently made clear if the medication is too much, let them know and they will find an alternative.Henry P.
I have had surgery twice for benign skin cancer on my face twice, and have been in two or three times a year since for dermatological matters I won't explicate here.Vivia B.
Dr Peter Jenkin took his time to contact me regards to a problem I had with making an appointment. I really appreciate his kindness.Mary D.
He gave me clear directions-- even commenting/warning me how my pharmacist might recommend taking a particular medication. I especially appreciated that he explained the clinical treatment and how he will respond if my symptoms did not improve.Mark D.
Dr Jenkins is outstanding in terms of diagnosis and delivery. The staff are all top notch.Dermot C.
Dr. Jenkins is amazing! He is super professional, friendly and very knowledgeable. He really listens to what you have to say while being very professional. Also, the office staff is VERY friendly and always so willing to help you in any way they can.Rebecca G.
I recommend Dermatology Associates to anyone looking for a reliable office! I also love that they recently added a naturopath to their staff, which is very progressive and makes all the difference in chronic skin problems.Lauren F.
I am very grateful to Jessica Vázquez customer service. She is the main reason I keep coming back. While I definitely appreciate Dr. Jenkins the fact that a a Latina woman I can find a diverse space where I can speak Spanish and cared for is very meaningful to me.Gabriela F.
Amazing customer service and over all compassion for their patients!Amy F.
The receptionists are so busy but extremely nice and respectful. Jessica is my favorite she is wonderful and so pretty. Overall this place gets a 5 star from me.Vanessa S.
They have always been very accommodating to me. Very pleasing people.Kathy M.
Office space has a brand new renovation with a picturesque downtown Space Needle view. Office staff are pleasant and medical staff are well-trained and welcoming.Alex W.
Dr. Jenkin is hands down one of the best dermatologists in the Pacific Northwest. He has won numerous accolades and awards and is well respected in his field. I have been a patient for a couple years and he has always been professional and explains things to me thoroughly.Andrew K.
Janell provides a very comfortable experience. It is very sensitive to expose your body parts and she creates a safe and secure environment.Donna R.
I'm so Blessed & Thankful!! to be a client of Dermatology Associates I receive the best care. So glad they accept my Insurance, Dr. Jenkins & Staff are so AWESOME!! keep up the good work!! Thank you for all your services & May God Bless You All!Sally F.
Had a needling laser procedure with Janell to improve facial scars, she is very experienced, knowledgeable, and detail. This practice offers many services and procedures for skin maintenance and improvement, and consistently updates equipment and techniques.Anonymous
My first visit, today, was excellent. Dr Jenkin and his team are awesome.They helped me a lot and I'm very happy I found them. It is very important and my health will be much better over the years ahead. Thank you.Art S.
The staff is always friendly and laid back, but if I have a serious question or concern they are always focused, helpful, and thorough when responding. This is a great place with a top-notch staff and range of services. Highly recommended.Ken M.
I met with Dr Barnett and she was very professional and accommodating! Would definitely recommend to anyone! The facility is very clean and nice!Paul C.
DA Seattle is really the best dermatology practice I have ever been to. The staff are friendly and patient. Dr. Jenkin is very professional and reputable internationally.Terence J.