How to treat age spots on the face and hands

Age spots and other pigmentation concerns on the skin are usually brought to the attention of Dr. Scott Sanderson and his team at Thrive Med Spa and Wellness in Honolulu, Hawaii. With the assistance of our experienced, skilled team, patients can achieve the skin they’ve always wanted! If you are struggling with hyperpigmentation, including age spots, we have treatment options available to you!

What are age spots?

Age spots are described as hyperpigmentation that can develop on areas of the skin, more commonly on the face and hands. They are also known as liver spots or sunspots and can vary in size and color.

What causes age spots to form on the skin?

Age spots are usually caused by prolonged exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, which accelerate the production of melanin–the pigmentation responsible for giving our skin its color. As we age, our skin becomes less able to protect itself from UV rays, making us more susceptible to developing age spots.

Are age spots harmful or a sign of a more severe issue, including skin cancer?

Fortunately, age spots are usually harmless and may not require treatment unless they become a cosmetic concern for the individual. However, it is always recommended to have any new or changing spot on the skin checked by a dermatologist to rule out any potential underlying issues.

What can I do to get rid of age spots?

If you are seeking treatment for age spots on the hands or face and live in the area of Honolulu, Hawaii, we encourage you to take time to speak to Dr. Sanderson of Thrive Med Spa and Wellness to determine if you are a good candidate for laser treatment. For age spots, many patients find laser therapies to be the most effective at breaking down the pigmentation in the skin while preserving healthy surrounding skin. Laser treatments are a reliable and effective method for many of our patients with hyperpigmentation.

Schedule time to speak to Dr. Scott Sanderson and his team at Thrive Med Spa and Wellness

Honolulu, HI, area patients ready to transform their skin are encouraged to talk to our team about laser treatment for age spots and other common skin conditions. We are conveniently located at 1001 Bishop Street, Suite 700, and can be reached by dialing (808)-353-5536. We serve patients in the surrounding areas of Lanikai, Pearl City, Kailua, and Ewa Beach, HI.