Age spots are small, flat dark areas on the skin. They vary in size and usually appear on areas exposed to the sun, such as the face, hands, shoulders and arms. Age spots are also called sunspots, liver spots and solar lentigines.
How Do Age Spots Form?
Over the years you may likely notice a growing number of small dark spots on your skin. They most often start popping up at or around age 50, but younger people can also get age spots if they spend a lot of time in the sun. Because of this, many are interested in dark spot removal by dermatologists for a safe and effective strategy to regain clear skin.
How Are Age Spots Treated?
Laser therapy is largely regarded as the best solution to remove age spots on the face and body. Some of the most popular and effective lasers that can blast away these dark spots include the following:
Nd: YAG Laser
Are Laser Treatments Painful?
Generally, most patients find laser treatments to be relatively pain-free such as IPL treatments. Many patients describe laser therapy as feeling like a small snapping of a rubber band against the skin. If you are concerned about a painful treatment experience, you can request that a topical numbing cream be applied to the treatment area in advance.
Please consult our dermatologist at Radiance Skin Clinic.