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Age Spots (Definition)

Age or liver spots typically refer to a skin lesion known as a solar lentigo. Typically this is flat, larger than normal freckles and contains darker pigmentation. Other age spots may refer to seborrheic keratoses that are dark, slightly elevated and are described as looking like grease paint. Both of these lesions are generally benign but evaluation by a ...Read more


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I am 61 years old and noticed age spots on my face. What is the best approach to get rid of them. Creams? Laser? Retin-a?

I am 61 years old and noticed age spots on my face.  What is the best approach to get rid of them.  Creams?  Laser?  Retin-a?

Check first: Have your doctor check them out at a routine visit. Your "age spots" may be evidence of sun damage which can be pre-cancerous. Choosing a treatment before a good evaluation can lead to trouble. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of age spots on my body?

How do I get rid of age spots on my body?

Bleaching/laser/peel: Unfortunately it is not that easy getting rid of freckles, a genetic trait that is intensified by sun exposure. Otc bleaching cream such lustra (hydroquinone) may help. Chemical peels/laser treatments are more effective but often costly. You must minimize sun exposure otherwise it will re-darken. Of course, covering make-up provides instant improvement! consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What technique does a dermatologist use to get rid of these age spots?

What technique does a dermatologist use to get rid of these age spots?

Age spot removal: There are lots of ways to get rid of age spots. Remember that sun eposure worsens them and no matter what you do, wear sunscreen! before lasers were widely available many docs would use a series of chemical peels and prescription lightening creams. Now lasers or ipls work very well to target the excess pigment and as i like to say, "cook it". The spots get darker for a bit, then flake off. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of age spots on my face, i hate them sooooo much. Help?

How do I get rid of age spots on my face, i hate them sooooo much. Help?

Many options: Age spots can be faded/removed with office based treatments such as certain lasers and intense pulse light therapy. Check with a board certified facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist to fin out the best treating for you. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my age spots?

Lasers work best: Age spots are best treated with lasers. Some spots will also respond to chemical peels, microdermabrasion, liquid nitrogen and other superfically destructive treatments; however, laser treatments are the best. ...Read more

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What are age spots and how do you get rid of them?

Stop the sun first: This is not a medical diagnosis and many patients refer to age spots which could reflect a variety of lesions such as actinic keratoses, solar lentigines, melasma, lentigo maligna, and seborrheic keratoses. Some of these are benign and will respond to skin care with exfoliation and possible mechanical, chemical or laser peels or resurfacing. Others may benefit from Retin-A therapy or biopsy/excise. ...Read more

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What can I do to permanently get rid of age spots on my face and prevent more from appearing?

What can I do to permanently get rid of age spots on my face and prevent more from appearing?

Erasing age spots.: Age spots are usually caused by sun damage. The most common treatments for this include topical creams, laser resurfacing, and intense pulsed light treatments. All of these treatments can be effective depending on the skin type and the severity of the sun damage. Using sunscreen and avoiding prolonged sun exposure will prevent more from appearing. ...Read more

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