Age Spots

Episode #109 / Oct 19, 2009
Age spots are a specific type of brown spots, and not surprisingly, caused by age (and another common skin issue culprit). Dr. Schultz explains not only what causes age spots (also known as liver spots) but also how to fade them.
Danielle on July 2, 2010 at 12:32am

Would you recommend IPL or Fraxel laser to treat some very light sun spots? I'm 29 years old and starting to notice some very light freckles on my cheeks. I'm very diligent about sunscreen now but was more careless when I was younger.

Neal Schultz, M.D. on July 15, 2010 at 7:07pm

@Danielle: IPL is much more effective for sun spots. Fraxel is better for improving the texture of skin, not the color. But at your age discuss exfoliants and bleaches with your dermatologist before you conclude that you need IPL treatment.