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Age Spots

Flat, brown or black spots on the skin caused by prolonged sun exposure and ageing

Age Spots

What Are They?

Age spots, also known as liver spots or solar lentigines, are flat, brown or black spots that appear on the skin as a result of sun exposure and ageing.

What Causes Them?

Age spots are caused by prolonged and repeated exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun, which causes the skin to produce more melanin (pigment) in certain areas. As a result, these areas become darker and more visible on the surface of the skin. Age spots can also be caused by other factors such as genetics and ageing.



Who is most likely to get age spots?

Age spots are more common in people over the age of 50, but they can occur in younger individuals who have had prolonged sun exposure.

Can age spots be a sign of skin cancer?

No, age spots are generally harmless and are not a sign of skin cancer. However, if you notice any new or changing spots on your skin, it is important to have them checked by a dermatologist.

How can I prevent age spots?

Protecting your skin from sun exposure is the best way to prevent age spots. This can be done by wearing protective clothing, such as hats and long-sleeved shirts, using sunscreen with at least SPF30, and avoiding direct sunlight during peak sunlight hours (10am to 4pm).

Can age spots be removed?

Yes, age spots can be removed through various treatments, including nanofractional radiofrequency and chemical peels. However, it is important to consult with a skincare specialist to determine the best course of treatment for your specific situation.

Are age spots contagious?

No, age spots are not contagious and cannot be spread from person to person.

Our Approach

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Treatments We Offer That Help With Age Spots

  • Cosmelan

    A world-leading professional peel with a patented formula to efficiently remove signs of sun damage and pigmentation

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  • WOW Fusion

    An innovative needling device that allows us to create bespoke skincare cocktails to treat your skin

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  • Venus Viva (Face)

    Radiofrequency treatment for anti-ageing is non-invasive and pain-free

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