Age spots, or liver spots, result from prolonged and unprotected sun exposure. To treat these spots you can use an at-home skin lightening cream that contains hydroquinone and/or kojic acid. Chemical peels can also be used. The quickest and most intensive treatment method is with a laser, however you must be sure to complement the laser treatments with a powerful broad-spectrum sunscreen so the spots do not return.
Written by Dr. Halaas