AGE SPOTS

Age Spots

Age Spots (also referred to as “Brown Spots” or “Liver Spots”) are the result of excess melanin production, and are often triggered by over-exposure to UV light (or perhaps many years of accumulated sunbathing). While often small in size, many patients dislike their appearance as they can make the skin appear uneven, and are often associated with an ageing complexion. However, our expertise in treating pigmentation, in combination with the very best energy-based devices, enables us to effectively eradicate age spots – so you can feel confident in your skin once more.

 

Age Spots

Age Spots Treatments

 

SKIN-FOCUSED
SOLUTIONS

What can help?

Laser is the gold-standard technology in treating unwanted Age Spots, and we use the BBL device from Sciton which can achieve spectacular results. It works by focusing a variety of wavelengths of extremely bright light into the skin, where it reacts with the melanin pigment and causes it to shatter. The reasons we love BBL is because skin issues like pigments rarely exist in isolation and BBL allows us to treat multiple skin issues – like vascular changes, texture issues, pores, firmness – can all be improved in the one treatment. Normally, a course of three sessions is recommended. In more severe cases, we recommend combining BBL with the Halo laser for even greater improvement.

An example of a patient with severe age spots and multiple other skin issues, treated with a combination of BBL and Halo laser.

Non-surgical Solutions: Laser Treatments

An example of a patient with severe sun damage treated with a single session of full field laser resurfacing.

Tailor-made Solutions

Since age spots are the result of sun damage, in the most severe cases the optimal treatment is full field laser resurfacing. This is the most aggressive treatment available, which removes the entire surface of the skin. This is a major procedure, with around 10 days of downtime, although it is a one off treatment and the results are permanent.

In Action: Treatment of Pigmentation with IPL

Read on for answers to some of the most commonly-asked questions

 

COMMON
QUESTIONS

We use cold air to cool the skin and provide a comforting sensation during the treatment, distracting from any heat generated as a by product of the treatment. If we are planning a more aggressive laser, then we may also use some numbing cream or local anaesthetic injections for additional comfort. 

Age Spots
Age Spots

Our bespoke laser treatments mean that we can effectively diminish the appearance of age spots. It is vitally important that you do not come for a treatment if you have tanned skin, either real or fake, or if you have recently used any photosensitising medications (the most common of which are tetracycline antibiotics, a commonly prescribed acne suppressant).

Age Spots

Following treatment, it is normal for the skin to be a little red, although this has usually calmed by the next day. Treated age spots will be noticeably darker within a few hours; however, these will start to fade a week or so later and will eventually flake off, revealing smooth new skin. It is advisable to keep the complexion clear of makeup and to use a mild skincare routine and a high SPF in the days following.

 

Your doctor will recommend a course of treatment based on your needs, with four weeks between each session. While best results are visible following completion of the course, you should be able to notice a progressive improvement after each session.

 

Age Spots
Age Spots

Age Spots Treatments performed by

THE DOCTORS

Dr Nina Singh

Dr Nina Singh

Aesthetic Doctor

 

Dr Nina Singh is a skilled aesthetic doctor who joined the practice in 2023, after undergoing a year of immersive training in the McKeown Method. She is passionate about good skin at any age and combining techniques to achieve the most natural and effective results for our patients. She also has a specialist interest in treating skin of colour.

Dr Rhona Cameron​

Aesthetic Doctor

 

Dr Rhona Cameron is a skilled injector who has been extensively trained in Dr McKeown’s signature intuitive technique. Her treatments blend advanced facial optimisation with powerful, energy-based devices – such as lasers, BBL and radio frequency – energising the appearance and enhancing skin health.

Age Spots

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