Despite the name, age spots, also known as liver spots, can occur in younger people, although they remain more common is those over 40. Age spots occur naturally as part of the ageing process as when you age, the skin becomes less able to regenerate itself, and is thinner and more delicate. Age spots also occur in skin that has been exposed to direct sunlight over a long-term period, or in heavy sunbed users, as UV light has been proven to damage skin.

While age spots are often an inevitable symptom of ageing, we have several cosmetic treatments available here at S-Thetics that will help improve the appearance of age spots, such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and laser therapy with the Icon laser.