Hyper-pigmentation (also known as age spots, brown spots, sun spots, post inflammatory pigment and solar lentigines) are a common sign of aging and other factors. Treatment options for pigmentation concerns include: Photo Facials (ForeverYoung BBL), Chemical Peels, Microneedling and Morpheus8 RF.

*cost is based on area(s) treated and a virtual or in-person consultation is recommended.

Skincare products that contain Kojic Acid, Vitamin C, Azelaic Acid, Glycolic Acid, and Hydroquinone can also help lighten unwanted pigment.

Although hyperpigmentation are not medically dangerous, many people who develop them find them aesthetically unappealing. Treatments to remove hyper-pigmentation should be discussed with a skincare professional.

Age spots tend to appear on parts of the body such as the face, neck, hands, arms, shoulders, and any areas that are exposed to the sun. Age spots are most common in people over 30, and can be freckle-sized or more than a half-inch in length, ranging in color from light brown to very dark brown. When age spots are grouped together, they can appear even larger.

Causes of Pigmentation

Although age spots are usually caused by accumulated exposure to the sun‘s ultraviolet (UV) light, they may also be the result of using tanning beds/lamps; trauma or injury; or genetic predisposition. People with all skin types are prone to irregular pigmentation issues, as are those with a history of frequent sunburn or sun exposure.

Prevention of Age Spots

To prevent age spots or keep them from worsening, we recommend avoiding prolonged sun exposure and regularly using a broad-spectrum (UVA and UVB) sunscreen. Wearing UV-blocking clothing and a broad-brimmed hat can provide additional protection.