Sun spots are also known as age spots, liver spots, freckles, lentigos or lentigines. These lesions are flat, brown, or dark brown spots on sun-exposed skin. As people age, sun spots most commonly appear on the backs of hands, the forearms, neck, chest and face. Sun spots are associated with cumulative sun exposure. The pigment producing cells in the skin (called melanocytes) are activated to produce more pigment (melanin) by ultraviolet rays.
Prevention is key therefore wearing broad spectrum sunscreen every day will prevent further age spots appearing on surface. When treating any pigmentation on the face or body we will first assess the area to determine the best treatment for you. As it is difficult to establish the exact depth and extent of each pigmented area a combination of treatments may be required to achieve the best results.