5 Factors that are Caused Age Spots or Sun Spots

There are 5 main factors that cause hyper-pigmentation that usually called age spots, sun spots, brown spots or dark spots.


The sun is the major cause of hyper-pigmentation. Sun spots are sometimes known as liver spots, senile lentigo and solar lentigines because they are caused by many years of sun exposure or the use of tanning beds. UV directly stimulates the protection of melanin. Melanin is your body’s way of protecting itself from UV. Although melanin helps protect the deeper layers of the skin from UV rays, but it can be produced in high concentrations or become “clumped”, thus causing age spots.  These sun spots or brown spots are not dangerous and can easily be removed. Sunscreens help to filter out ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

2- Irritation, Inflammation & Trauma

Have you noticed a dark spot after a healing pimple or discoloration from the scars? This is post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation or brown spots. Irritation to the skin can cause inflammation. DNA damage caused by inflammation activates the genes for melanin production. The injury causes an increase in pigmentation and scarring.

Irritation can come from many sources – too much pressure (from a massage or incorrect extraction technique), skin trauma or wounds, unprofessional laser treatments, over-exfoliation, even spicy foods and inflammatory diseases such as eczema.

3- Hormones

Changes in the balance of reproductive hormones (estrogen, progesterone) or stress hormones can cause hyper-pigmentation. This is the hardest kind to treat because there is a ‘hidden’ factor behind the hyper-pigmentation or brown spots.

4- Chemicals

Certain chemicals can trigger a melanocyte to produce melanin. Likewise, appling artificial fragrance may cause hyper-pigmentation if your skin is exposed to the sun. Fast oxidized ingredients such as pure Vitamin C extremely also cause brown spots unless it has been correctly formulated.

5- Medications

Certain drugs (anti-malarial, cancer, others), as well as heavy metals, may cause dark spots too.

If melanin is produced in high concentrations or becomes “clumped”, they form age spots or brown spots.  These dark spots are not dangerous and can be treated.

Methods of age spots and sun spots removal at Nell Laser Clinic:

  • Cauterization – Sun spots can be burned off using elector-cauterization device.
  • Laser or IPL – is usually used for removing age spots and sunspots.
  • Chemical peels series of treatments gradually fades hyper-pigmentation
  • Dermabrasion
  • Microdermabrasion series of treatments gradually fades sun spots.

Electrocautery is a procedure that uses light electrical current to burn age spots and sunspots off. Approximately 1-2 treatments may be needed. Local anesthetic is applied to the treated area before the procedure. Electrocautery is easier to perform and control, so it can be safer, and more efficient.

Laser or IPL is usually used for removing age spots and sun spots. This method of hyper-pigmentation removal may require up to 6 treatments to make the brown spots invisible. The laser beam or pulsed light is selectively absorbed by the pigment of the skin, which is then destroyed and shed away.



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Are age spots and sun spots affecting your skin’s clarity and radiance? Look no further than Nell Laser Clinic for advanced and highly effective treatments to rejuvenate your complexion. With a solid reputation and extensive experience in the field, our clinic in North York is your trusted partner in achieving flawless, spot-free skin.

The Benefits of Age Spots and Sun Spots Treatment in North York:

Age spots and sun spots, also known as solar lentigines, can mar your skin’s appearance and detract from its natural beauty. Our specialized treatments offer a range of benefits:

  1. Spot Reduction: Our treatments are designed to target and reduce the appearance of age spots and sun spots, leaving your skin clearer and more evenly toned.
  2. Enhanced Complexion: As these spots fade, your overall complexion will improve, resulting in a more youthful and radiant look.
  3. Increased Confidence: Clear, spot-free skin can significantly boost your self-esteem and overall confidence, allowing you to put your best face forward.

How do you get rid of sun spots and age spots?

At Nell Laser Clinic, we offer effective treatments to help you get rid of sun spots and age spots. One of the most popular treatments is laser therapy, which uses advanced laser technology to target and break down the excess pigment in these spots. The body then naturally eliminates the damaged pigment, leading to a clearer complexion. Other options include chemical peels, which use specially formulated solutions to exfoliate the skin and reduce the appearance of spots, and electrocautery, which burns the spots, causing them to peel away over time. The best treatment for you will depend on your skin type, the severity of the spots, and your desired results. Our experienced practitioners can provide a personalized treatment plan to address your specific needs.

What is the recovery time for sun spots and age spots treatment?

The recovery time for sun spots and age spots treatment can vary depending on the specific treatment method used. In general, laser therapy and chemical peels may result in some redness and mild peeling for a few days to a week after the procedure. During this time, it’s essential to protect your skin from sun exposure and follow post-treatment care instructions provided by our experts. Electrocautery may cause the spots to become darker and scab before they eventually peel away. Most individuals can resume their regular activities immediately after these treatments with proper sun protection.

Can sun spots and age spots return after treatment?

Yes, it is possible for sun spots and age spots to return after treatment, especially if you continue to have sun exposure without adequate protection. To prevent the recurrence of these spots, it’s crucial to wear sunscreen daily, avoid excessive sun exposure, and use protective clothing such as hats and sunglasses. Additionally, our practitioners at Nell Laser Clinic can provide guidance on skincare routines and maintenance treatments to help maintain your clear and spot-free complexion over the long term.

Are sun spots and age spots treatment painful?

The level of discomfort during sun spots and age spots treatment can vary depending on the chosen method and individual pain tolerance. Laser therapy and electrocautery may cause some mild discomfort, often described as a stinging or snapping sensation, but it is generally well-tolerated. Chemical peels can lead to a sensation of tingling or warmth during the application. At Nell Laser Clinic, our practitioners prioritize your comfort, and we can discuss options for numbing creams or other measures to minimize any discomfort during the procedure.

Nell Laser Clinic’s Reputation and Experience:

Our clinic has earned a stellar reputation for delivering outstanding results and providing top-notch patient care. With years of experience in treating age spots and sun spots, our skilled practitioners at Nell Laser Clinic understand the intricacies of each treatment option, ensuring your safety and satisfaction.

We utilize advanced technologies and tailor our treatments to your unique skin type and specific concerns, ensuring the best possible results. Our commitment to staying at the forefront of skincare innovations and continuous education sets us apart in the field, allowing us to offer you the latest and most effective treatments available.

Choose Nell Laser Clinic for Age Spots and Sun Spots Treatment and embark on a journey towards clearer, more youthful-looking skin. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and experience the transformative power of our services. Say goodbye to age spots and sun spots and hello to a rejuvenated and confident you!

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