Age Spots or Brown Spots
Not always brown, age spots can be grey or black as well. They are sometimes known as liver spots, senile lentigo, solar lentigines, or sun spots because they are caused by many years of sun exposure or the use of tanning beds.
Although melanin helps protect the deeper layers of the skin from UV rays, it can be produced in high concentrations or become “clumped”, thus causing age spots. These spots are not dangerous and can easily be removed.
Methods of removal at Nell Clinic:
- Chemical peels
- Cauterization (electric current)