What are Age Spots?
Age spots are pigmented lesions caused by excess melanin in skin cells resulting from UV exposure. People of any age or race can develop these spots. (That was the bad news.) The good news is that there are several treatment options that can help you achieve that beautiful, even skin tone again. Topical treatments used to bleach, lighten or brighten include Hydroquinone, Lytera, or Chemical Peels. Another popular option is IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), for skin types I-IV, which can pull the excess pigment out of the skin for an immediate improvement. We recommend using Lytera with retinol to protect your investment and results after your IPL treatment. Regardless of the treatment option you choose, sunscreen should always be applied afterwards and daily.