Age spots were originally associated with liver disease, which is the reason for their nickname: "liver spots."
In this video, a qualified doctor provides an overview on the causes and treatment options for age spots. Also known as sun spots, these spots are caused by the sun's UV rays breaking down the pigment cells in your skin. Age spots are extremely common on the back of the hands, face, top of the shoulders and the top of the chest. Laser treatment is a way to improve age spots, but it typically leaves your skin with a purple discoloration for 7-14 days. Learn how the IPL laser treatment eliminates sun spots without skin discoloration in this clip.
For more information on how a FotoFacial Intense Pulsed Light treatment can eliminate your age spots, contact Dr. McBride with the Cosmetic and Maxillofacial Surgery Center.