Sun Spots

Sun Spots

Years of sun exposure with little or no protection can lead to unwanted brown spots, sun spots, age spots and freckles on the face, neck, chest and hands.

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.

Available Treatments for Sun Spots

Available Treatments for Sun Spots

Laser Pigmentation Removal
Chemical Peels
Cosmeceutical Products
Only Touch Chemical Peel
Laser Resurfacing
Lightening Products

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Sun spots increase with age and with increased sun exposure. The extent of sun spots can depend on genetics and the number of melanocytes present in each individual’s skin.
Sun spots are flat and vary in size. They usually are somewhat round and have irregular borders. They are found on sun exposed areas such as shoulders, upper back, forearms and back of hands.

There are many treatments available for sun spots. Often a combination of treatments can provide the best solution.

  • Laser Pigmentation Removal – Alexandrite 755mm treats individual spots on the face or body.
  • Only Touch (Chemical Peeling) – treats deeper stubborn sun spots
  • TCA Chemical Peel – suitable for general sun damage on the face, body, hands, and larger areas.
  • ActiveFX CO2 Ablative Laser – for any pigmentation including deep and superficial.
  • Homecare Products – Lightening Products

Watch TCA Chemical Peel

Watch TCA Chemical Peel

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*Results and benefits can vary and are different for each individual. Therefore The Laser and Skin Clinic cannot guarantee specific results.