Age or sun spots

Both our yellow filter and Co2 fractional laser treatments quickly reduce, lighten or remove these unsightly age spots to provide a more even skin tone and help to give the completion a younger look with less imperfections, increasing collagen replacement which has been lost over time due to sun and the aging process. Our treatment is highly effective and most affordable.

Most people are suitable for treatment except for very dark skinned or tanned individuals. However, large, dark pigmented lesions cannot be treated and may need to be checked by a dermatologist.

Usually one or two treatments are necessary, depending on the type and size of the sun spot or pigmented lesion. Prior to treatment you need to undergo a free consultation with one of our therapists in order to confirm suitability.

What Causes Age Spots?

Age spots are the result of an excess production of melanin, or skin pigment. Doctors don’t always know why age spots develop. Skin aging, sun exposure, or other forms of ultraviolet (UV) light exposure, such as tanning beds, are all possible causes. You’re most likely to develop age spots on the areas of your skin that receive the most sun exposure.

Where do age spots occur?

These lentigos or liver spots can occur in every part of the body but mostly on backs of hands, your face, shoulders, the upper back and forearms.

Who is likely to develop age spots?
  • People with light or fair skin
  • Being older than 40 years old
  • Having a history of sunbathing and sun exposure without sunblock
  • Farmers and persons who work outdoors for long periods
What are sun spots?

Age spots, technically known as “solar lentigines,” are well-defined, uniformly colored areas of brown or grayish pigment that generally show up on the hands, face, neck, and chest. Despite the name, these spots are not caused by age. Rather, they come from sun damage.

They are harmless but when they become more pronounced they can be unsightly. Aquarius has excellent treatments for these ‘liver spots’ both with fractional laser and Ellipse yellow filter, and sometimes, depending in the severity and depth of the lesions, a combination of both.

We use special anaesthetic cream which reduces discomfort and when treated they gradually flake off the surface of the skin over the course of 7 to 10 days, leaving a much lighter and less noticeable area.
The lesions vary in intensity, so sometimes in order to completely clear them more than one treatment is necessary but the initial treatment usually removes the majority of the darker brown colour, in some cases completely.

It should be noted that although these spots can be removed, further exposure to sunlight will cause further lesions and intensify some of the more pronounced treated ones, so 60 sunblock and over is recommended.

Over-active melanocytes cause brown pigmentation

Age spots on back of hand

Cheeks, arms and hands are the most common sites for age spots

Age spots or lentigos

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