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Age Spots


Do the dark spots on your hands and face make you feel embarrassed? As we grow older, dark spots, also known as sunspots or liver spots, are commonly found on the hands and face. However, some people can develop them earlier and/or in darker tones than others. When age spots develop, it can make people feel and look older. Fortunately, at Dermatology Institute of Southern California board certified Los Angeles dermatologist Dr. Daniel Behroozan and his dedicated team of skin-care specialists offer new technologies that effectively lighten or remove age spots.

Causes of Age Spots

Age spots vary in size and may appear anywhere on the face, hands, shoulders and arms, which are the areas of the body that are most frequently exposed to the sun. Age spots are the result of years of sun exposure and are also linked to the use of tanning beds. When significant sun damage occurs, the skin’s melanin’s production becomes uneven and can result in liver spots in certain places.

Treating Age Spots in Beverly Hills and Santa Monica

Our advanced procedures treat age spots leaving your skin smoother. We use several advanced lasers and light-based devices that remove age spots with optimal healing time. Many patients prefer the Alexandrite laser, which makes age spots disappear in just one treatment. Additional favorable, no downtime solutions for age spots are microdermabrasion or chemical peels. Both are relaxing and quick procedures that use professional-grade exfoliation to produce smoother, more evenly toned skin. Chemical peels work especially well to reduce age spots because they address the layer of skin directly impacted by sun-damage.

If you would like to target wrinkles, improve skin laxity and remove liver spots all at once, the Fraxel laser is just what you are looking for. Our Los Angeles dermatologists often perform Fractional Laser skin resurfacing treatments to fade scars, age spots and rejuvenate the skin with instant results. These treatments are performed on isolated areas to zap away age spots without harming the surrounding skin. Fraxel and the Fractional CO2 Laser fade blemishes, lines and creases created by sun exposure.

How a Fraxel laser Treatment Can Help Reduce Age Spots

Fraxel laser treatment is a non-invasive, microscopic laser therapy used to improve the appearance of the skin, including reducing age spots. This technology works by emitting thousands of tiny laser beams that penetrate the skin’s surface to remove old, damaged skin cells and stimulate the body’s natural healing process. The laser targets specific areas with precision, leaving surrounding tissues intact, which promotes rapid healing. As the treated area heals, the body produces new, healthy skin cells and increases collagen production, leading to smoother, fresher, and more youthful-looking skin. The process effectively diminishes age spots by breaking down the pigment in the spots and encouraging the skin to regenerate, replacing the blemished skin with a clearer, more even complexion.

A Healthy Skin Care Regimen

In addition to meeting with our expert Los Angeles dermatologist team to find out which treatment is best suited for your skin, the skin care line at Dermatology Institute of Southern California can help reduce signs of aging associated with sun damage. Our PM Retinol formula is fortified with Vitamin A, designed to minimize signs of aging and hydrate dull skin. We feature many products geared to help you maintain a youthful appearance.

Why Dermatology Institute of Southern California is the Best Choice

Call us today to book a consultation and begin a treatment plan personalized to you by our experienced dermatologists in Los Angeles, at both our Santa Monica and Beverly Hills locations. We can remove age spots and help ensure clearer skin, and a better outlook on life. Restore your skin and your confidence in just a few visits!

Beverly Hills
9090 Burton Way Beverly Hills,
CA 90211

(310) 392-1111



Santa Monica
2221 Lincoln Blvd, Suite 100
Santa Monica, CA 90405

(310) 392-1111


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