Aesthetics

Age Spots Treatment

Age spots are a common skin complaint, usually presenting themselves as brown or black patches of skin.

Also known as ‘sunspots’ or ‘liver spots’, this hyperpigmentation area is often small, flat and circular. Age spots usually appear on people in their 40’s, and as their name suggests, it can be a typical effect of the ageing process.

 

The skin is given its colour from a pigment called Melanin, occurring naturally in the upper layer of the skin. It is due to an overproduction of this pigment that an Age Spot can develop. Melanin also has another job to do, protecting our skin from harmful UV rays emanated from the sun’s and responsible for causing the skin to tan.

 

Exposure to the sun, as well as the overuse of tanning lamps and tanning beds, can stimulate the production of Melanin. When exposed to large or lengthy amounts of UV rays, Melanin can be produced excessively, causing an Age Spot development.

 

As this concern can be related to sun-exposure, Age Spots most commonly appear in places on the body that are primarily left uncovered, such as arms, hands, face, neck and shoulders.

 

Affecting anyone of any age, sex or race, Age Spots, or ‘Pigment Spots’ are not usually harmful. However, they can often cause the affected person to feel embarrassed by these if they are very apparent, leading to a lack of self-confidence.

 

Some simple non-invasive treatments can help reduce the Age Spots’ visibility and restore the patient’s confidence to feel a little more self-assured in their appearance.

At a glance

Expected results

Reducing the visibility of the Age Spots

Treatment tieme

Treatment dependent

Anaesthetic

Treatment dependent

Downtime

Treatment dependent

Longevity

Treatment dependent

Age spots are a common skin complaint, usually presenting themselves as brown or black patches of skin.

Also known as ‘sunspots’ or ‘liver spots’, this hyperpigmentation area is often small, flat and circular. Age spots usually appear on people in their 40’s, and as their name suggests, it can be a typical effect of the ageing process.

 

The skin is given its colour from a pigment called Melanin, occurring naturally in the upper layer of the skin. It is due to an overproduction of this pigment that an Age Spot can develop. Melanin also has another job to do, protecting our skin from harmful UV rays emanated from the sun’s and responsible for causing the skin to tan.

 

Exposure to the sun, as well as the overuse of tanning lamps and tanning beds, can stimulate the production of Melanin. When exposed to large or lengthy amounts of UV rays, Melanin can be produced excessively, causing an Age Spot development.

 

As this concern can be related to sun-exposure, Age Spots most commonly appear in places on the body that are primarily left uncovered, such as arms, hands, face, neck and shoulders.

 

Affecting anyone of any age, sex or race, Age Spots, or ‘Pigment Spots’ are not usually harmful. However, they can often cause the affected person to feel embarrassed by these if they are very apparent, leading to a lack of self-confidence.

 

Some simple non-invasive treatments can help reduce the Age Spots’ visibility and restore the patient’s confidence to feel a little more self-assured in their appearance.

At a glance

Expected results

Reducing the visibility of the Age Spots

Treatment tieme

Treatment dependent

Anaesthetic

Treatment dependent

Downtime

Treatment dependent

Longevity

Treatment dependent

Treatments

The benefits of having this treatment can include:

—Improved appearance

—Enhanced self-esteem

—Promotion of better skin health

Frequently Asked Questions

Without question, lasers are useful in the treatment of age spots. Patients have embraced this method due to the development of short-pulsed, pigment-specific lasers. They selectively destroy the pigment within the solar lentigo with a very low risk of adverse effects, and high patient acceptance, leading to significant clinical improvement. Carbon Peel (Q-switched Nd:YAG laser, 532 nm wavelength) and Intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments have both met with great success. Carbon Peel (Q-switched Nd:YAG laser, 532 nm wavelength) can be used to remove brown age spots (solar lentigines), freckles, naevus of Ota, naevus of Ito, Mongolian spots, Hori naevus, and café-au-lait-macules.

TCA 33% of solutions are less effective than Carbon Peel (Q-Switch Laser) in treating age spots of the hands’ back, particularly in lighter-complexioned individuals. Conversely, darker-complexioned people, it is found that TCA 33% may be preferred, even though post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation remains a risk for both modalities.

The currently commercially available skin-lightening products target natural melanin production, many as competitive tyrosinase inhibitors, a copper-containing enzyme.

prices

Prices

Treatment*

Single Session

Second price

Special Price**

Carbon Peel (Q-Switch Laser)

£130

£1150 (*12)

Glycolic Acid Peel

£85

£540 (*8)

IPL Rejuvenation

£85

£600 (*9)

Lanèche Glycopeel Facial (50%)

£65

£470 (*9)⸎

Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) Peel

£200

£540 (*3)

* Subject to availability

** More special offer packages available such as 5 for 6, or 9 for 12

⸎ £50 Free Skincare products in some packages

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