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Age spots

'Liver spots' or 'age spots' are the common names of the darker spots seen in adults, frequently on the back of the hands, face and décolleté.
The term 'liver spot' is actually a misnomer since these spots are not caused by liver problems or liver disease. While freckles do tend to appear over time, they are not in themselves a sign of old age. Instead, they appear generally on sun-exposed areas, more so in people who have a genetic tendency to develop them. These spots are just the lentigo-type freckles that are commonly seen on the skin of older adults with a history of sun exposure.

Intense Pulsed Light and Chemical Peel treatments can be effective at reducing or removing the dark spots on the skin.


Available Treatments

Chemical Peels

Chemical peeling is an extremely valuable technique to achieve optimum skin health and correct many skin problems.

IPL Photorejuvenation

IPL Photorejuvenation can target different structures including hair, blood vessels and sun-damage by pulsing different wavelengths of light into the skin.

Obagi Medical Skin Care

With prescription only topical medication and anti oxidants in combination with diet and lifestyle advise a beautiful flawless skin can be achieved.