Age spots
Age spots
Age spots

Age Spots Adelaide

Age spots (solar lentigines) are flat, brown, grey, or black spots on the skin. They usually occur on sun-exposed areas of the skin. They are also called liver spots, senile lentigo, solar lentigines, or sunspots.

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Dr Rahma Targett

Dr. Rahma Targett

“Trust Your Face to a Doctor Trained in Dermatology and Cosmetic Medicine”

Dr Targett is qualified in Primary Care Dermatology and has a special interest in Skin Cancer and Cosmetic Medicine.

She is a natural results advocate, facial shaping artist, ambassador of elegance, leader in her field and mother of two children.

What Causes Age Spots?

Age spots (solar lentigines) are the result of an excess production of melanin, or skin pigment. Doctors don’t always know why age spots develop. Skin aging, sun exposure, or other forms of ultraviolet (UV) light exposure, such as tanning beds, are all possible causes. You’re most likely to develop age spots on the areas of your skin that receive the most sun exposure, including:

  • Your face
  • The back of your hands
  • Your shoulders
  • Your upper back
  • Your forearms

Who Is at Risk for Age Spots?

People of any age, sex, or race can develop age spots. However, they are more common in people with certain risk factors. These include:

  • Being older than 40 years old
  • Having fair skin
  • Having a history of frequent sun exposure
  • Having a history of frequent tanning bed use

What Are the Symptoms?

  • Range from light brown to black in color
  • Have the same texture as the rest of your skin
  • Are painless
  • Are usually on sun-exposed areas of the skin

How Are Age Spots Diagnosed?

Your doctor will usually diagnose age spots by looking at your skin.

If your doctor is worried that a dark area isn’t an age spot, they may perform a biopsy. They will remove a small piece of skin and check it for cancer or other abnormalities.

How Are Age Spots Treated?

Fortunately the Excel V laser is a very effective method of pigmentation removal.

Pigmented spots on our skin are one of the many signs of aged skin. The Excel V laser can effectively remove these spots and help to restore a youthful appearing skin.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Age Spots (Solar Lentigines) Dangerous?

Age spots (solar lentigines) are not harmful and they do not require any medical treatment.  Often people decide to lighten or remove age spots for cosmetic reasons.

If you are concerned about the appearance of a skin lesion, always visit a doctor to have it checked.

What Is The Difference Between Freckles And Age Spots?

Similar to freckles, age spots(solar lentigines are flat.  Unlike freckles, however, age spots do not fade over time.

Like freckles, solar lentigines are characteristically flat and multiple spots tend to occur together in an affected area. Unlike freckles, however, age spots do not fade. Age spots are most commonly light brown but can also be dark brown or black in colour.

What Is The Difference Between Age Spots And Melanoma? 

Age spots are usually uniform in colour, which is not the case in melanoma.  Age spots can be round, oval or irregular in shape.  They have distinct borders and their appearance remains fairly stable over time.  They may enlarge slowly over a period of years.  Age spots do not cause any symptoms.

Price of Age Spot Removal


Laser Pigmentation Removal (for 15 minutes)$350

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