Sunspots & Age Spots

What are sun spots and age spots?

Sun spots and age spots are both types of skin discolorations that often occur as people get older. While they share some similarities, they have distinct causes and characteristics:

  • Sun Spots (Solar Lentigines):Sun spots, also known as solar lentigines, are dark, flat, and round or oval-shaped patches that appear on the skin, especially in areas frequently exposed to the sun.

  • They are caused by prolonged and repeated exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or tanning beds, which leads to an overproduction of melanin, the pigment responsible for skin color.

  • Sun spots are typically tan, brown, or black in color and can vary in size. They may be more prevalent in individuals with fair skin.

  • Sun spots are most commonly found on the face, hands, arms, shoulders, and chest.

  • They are generally harmless but can be a cosmetic concern.


Age Spots (Liver Spots, Senile Lentigines):

  • Age spots, also known as liver spots or senile lentigines, are similar in appearance to sun spots but tend to occur later in life, typically after the age of 40.

  • Age spots are primarily associated with the aging process and are not directly caused by sun exposure, although UV radiation can exacerbate their appearance.

  • They are flat, tan, brown, or dark spots that often range in size and can appear on areas frequently exposed to the sun. Age spots are commonly found on the face, hands, arms, and legs

Here at Clarke Aesthetics we have multiple approaches to remove unwanted discoloration of your skin.

Intense Pulsed Light Therapy, AKA Photofacials improves skin tone along with reducing redness leading to a more even complexion.

Chemical Peel can help reduce the appearance of sun damage and age spots by exfoliating the top layers of the skin by stimulating the growth of new, healthier skin cells.

Hydrafacials provide a multi-step facial treatment that combines various techniques to improve the overall health and appearance of the skin. Hydrafacials offer booster serums to target pigmentation issues.

Medical Grade Skincare are formulated with higher concentrations of active ingredients and are highly effective in addressing pigmentation issues.