There are great treatments for lentigos, often called age spots, sun spots or liver spots. Hydroquinone is a topical cream that gradually lightens dark spots. It is available over the counter, but prescription strength is often more effective. Another option is IPL laser treatment, which is quick and effective with no downtime. There is also Fraxel laser treatment, which treats not only lentigos but also fine lines and wrinkles, and improves overall skin tone. Of course, the first line of treatment is always preventing sun damage in the first place with sunscreen and sun avoidance measures. Consult a dermatologist to discuss the best treatment options.
Yara White, PA-C
Savola Aesthetic Dermatology Center, PLC
Fishersville | 540.451.2833