Age Spots

Age spots are small, flat dark areas on the skin. Unlike freckles, which are common and can fade with no sun exposure, age spots don't fade.

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.

Age spots are very common in adults older than 50, but younger people can get them if they spend time in the sun.

Treatment options available for age spots

Laser treatment : One or two laser treatments can treat age spots quickly, and you’ll likely have longer-lasting results than with a cream that can fade age spots.

Cryosurgery : This is a common procedure for age spots, it involves removing the spot with a cold substance such as liquid nitrogen. During this procedure, the age spots are freezed and when the skin heals it has a more even skin tone. This procedure can be painful, but it’s quick.

Chemical Peeling : This treatment effectively treat age spots, it involves brushing a chemical solution onto the skin to exfoliate it, then peeling away the dead cells.

Microdermabrasion: It is a non-invasive procedure that involves exfoliating the skin.

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