Age spots are also referred to as Liver Spots, Sun Spots, Solar Lentigines or Hyperpigmentation.
What are these darker patches of skin?
They are basically damaged areas of the skin usually caused by the suns harmful UV rays over many years. Although they are completely harmless, age spots can be unsightly and very ageing. With time the areas become bigger and darker, but the real problem when treating them is when they’ve been left too long and have gradually made their way from the top layers of skin (the epidermis), to the deeper layer below (the dermis). They are then much harder to treat and often beyond help. Having said that, I am able to treat the vast majority of people who see me.
Usually, the only times I am unable to treat a person is when they are over the age of say 60-65, or someone who has too much, or they are too deep and would benefit more from a laser or IPL based treatment. At this time I am unable to suggest anyone who I am confident enough to trust and recommend.
Age Spot Treatment
The basis of age spot removal involves using a small blunt needle the size of an eyelash which releases heat at its tip. The needle uses diathermy to remove each age spot. Most newer ones come away nicely, whereas the older lesions often take a little more time. Either way, when I clear an area of a persons skin it literally turns the clock back as far as the perception of a persons skin condition or age is concerned.
What To Expect After Treatment
After age spot removal, and depending at which stage they had progressed to, scabs may form to protect the areas whilst the natural healing process takes place. Once the scabs drop off after around 7-10 days, the fresh pink skin areas continue to regenerate to leave lovely fresh new healthy-looking skin. It’s imperative at this stage after the scabs fall off to protect the new fresh skin with a decent UVA & UVB sunscreen. The new skin is still recovering and has yet to protect itself with new melanin production. Use a minimum of factor 30 and reapply throughout the day if outdoors. Better still, cover-up.
NOTE: Please do not consider having this or any laser treatment if you’re planning a sunny holiday within 2-3 months either side.
As a guide, I can usually remove between 3-5 age spots in 15 minutes.
5 minutes £50.00
15 minutes £100.00
30 minutes £150.00
45 minutes £175.00
60 minutes £190.00
Prices are fixed to reflect the actual treatment time taken. For example: If you have a 30-minute consultation and during that time you have a treatment to remove a couple of blemishes which takes 5 minutes or under, the cost is just £50. You are only charged for the hands-on time taken for the treatment itself.
Skin-hub Blemish Removal including age spots, sun spots and liver spots in Winchester which is handy for our clients in Southampton, Andover, Portsmouth, Basingstoke and Salisbury. Call us on 0330 107 0507 or 07872 058949 to book your appointment.