Age spots, also called liver spot and sunspots, result from both age and sun exposure. These spots are flat and are a darker colour than the surrounding skin. They result from increased production of melanin/skin piment. They usually form on places of the body subject to consistent sun exposure – so the face, your hands and arms, and shoulders/upper back.
At Luxe Skin, our professional physician Dr Q can provide effective, minimally invasive treatments which can reduce the appearance of and remove sunspots.
The primary treatment for age spots is the use of chemical peels and Microneedling.
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Chemical peel treatment is widely considered one of the best approaches to dealing with age spots. A chemical peel involves the use of a dilute acid solution to remove the upper layers of skin – getting rid of dead skin cells and allowing new skin cells to come to the surface. With a chemical peel treatment, it is possible to remove the layer of skin which has become hyperpigmented. Skin cells which haven’t been damaged by the sun and been hyperpigmented can be revealed.
Chemical peels range in strength; Luxe Skin and Dr Q can provide four different levels of treatment of chemical peel. The cost of treatment as well as its duration, length, as well as resting time will depend on the kind of chemical peel used – which itself will depend on the nature of the sunspots.