Age / Liver / Sun spots

Age spots, Liver spots or sun spots occur on sun exposed skin such as the face and hands.

These are a result of long term sun exposure, as over time small brown spots appear on face and back of hands and on the legs.

Such brown marks which can be very responsive to laser treatments, such as the Q switched lasers. Usually 3 sessions are required to achieve a good response. It is paramount that one should wear a broad spectrum sun screen to prevent recurrence of lesions.

It is also important that age spots or for that matter any pigmented lesions are examined by dermatoscopy and reviewed by consultant dermatologists to avoid laser treatment of cancerous and precancerous pigmented marks.

Some age spots may respond to chemical peels such as mandelic, retinol or TCA peels.