How to Remove Age Spots From the Skin

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Age spots are usually a result of years of sun damage and can be rather unsightly. Thankfully, there are several methods of removing the spots. Read on to find out how to remove age spots from the skin.

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Things you need

  • Sunscreen
  • Hydroquinone cream
  • Alpha hydroxy lotion

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Instructions

    How to Remove Age Spots From the Skin

  1. 1

    Wear sunblock. The best way to prevent future age spots and the worsening of old ones is to wear sunscreen every day.

  2. 2

    Treat with bleaching creams, such as hydroquinone and alpha hydroxy acids that can be prescribed by your dermatologist. Rub the lotion on your age spots about once or twice a day. It may take a few months or up to one year for the spots to go away completely.

  3. 3

    Get a laser skin rejuvenation treatment. Various laser treatments can effectively remove sun spots, brown spots and liver spots. It usually takes about two or more treatments to get rid of them completely.

  4. 4

    Get a dermabrasion treatment. Dermabrasion is a procedure during which the skin is sanded with a special instrument to remove the age spot. As the skin heals, the spot is removed.

  5. 5

    Try cryosurgery. Cryosurgery is a procedure in which the skin tissue is frozen with liquid nitrogen to remove age spots.

Tips and warnings

  • Always consult a dermatologist for advice on the treatment that's best for you.

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