Age spots (or liver spots) and sun spots are flat and oval blemishes that vary in size and are usually brown, grey or black. Age spots and sun spots are completely harmless and don’t require medical treatment.

What Causes Age Spots And Sun Spots?

The primary cause of age and sun spots is prolonged sun exposure and therefore age spots on the face and on other exposed areas, such as the hands, shoulders and arms, are very common.

The spots are formed when the skin, in an effort to protect itself from excessive levels of ultraviolet sunlight, produces a dark brown pigment known as melanin. When melanin production is even, the skin has a tanned look, whereas when it is uneven, it results in a concentration of pigment in certain areas, which causes spotting. Moreover, after the age of 40, the skin is less able to heal from sun damage and sometimes aging itself results in melanin cluster production.

Who Suffers from Age Spots And Sun Spots?

Bei Sonnenanbetern, die sich übermäßig stark ultraviolettem (UVA) Licht aussetzen und deren Haut Sonnenschädigungen aufweist, besteht die Wahrscheinlichkeit zur Bildung von Alters- und Sonnenflecken. Altersflecken auf den Händen und in anderen Hautbereichen, die ultraviolettem Licht ausgesetzt waren, treten normalerweise bei Erwachsenen ab einem Alter von 40 Jahren auf, können aber auch bereits bei jüngeren Personen zu beobachten sein. Manche Menschen weisen eine genetische Prädisposition zur Fleckenbildung auf. Personen mit hellem Hautton sind zwar anfälliger, Altersflecken treten aber auch bei Personen mit dunklerem Hautton auf.

How To Improve My Age Spots And Sun Spots

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Treatments For Age Spots And Sun Spots
IPL Photorejuvenation :
Effective sun damage treatment for age spots removal and a more even skin tone.
IPL Photorejuvenation :
Effective sun damage treatment for age spots removal and a more even skin tone.
DeepFX|ActiveFX :
Single treatment, most effective results, also helps fine lines and wrinkles.
DeepFX|ActiveFX :
Single treatment, most effective results, also helps fine lines and wrinkles.
What Do Patients Say

Took Years off of my Face! 🙂 LOVE, love, love this laser procedure. This was a 3 part series… you have one treatment (about 15 mins) then your second a month and a half later and the 3rd a month and a half after that. I noticed results after the very 1st one and was […]

I have been seeing Dr. Ferrara for cosmetic and medical needs for over 4 years. I have been extremely happy with the care I have received. I asked for suggestion to start a preventative anti-aging plan and one of the suggestions was the ResurFX to help with textural issues, fine lines and collagen stimulation. His […]

I had my IPL performed at Dr. Palm’s office. I am extremely happy with the results that I am seeing. The procedure went really well. I was given a numbing cream before hand, and had no discomfort. My face was slightly warm for a few hours afterwards. The entire treatment took maybe 15-20 minutes, not […]

I had my Resurfx performed in combination with an IPL, which I reviewed separately. My Resurfx was done immediately after my IPL, and took approximately 15 minutes, tops. I had already been given numbing cream prior to the IPL, so my face was still numb. Just as with the IPL, I had virtually no discomfort. […]