What are Age and Sun spots?

  • Sometimes called "liver spots" and solar lentigines
  • Occur on sun-exposed areas

  • Flat brown, black, or tan spots

  • Very common if you are over 50

  • True age spots are harmless

Solutions for age and sun spots


  • Cutera LimeLight delivers non-invasive light treatment with minimal discomfort. Improving skin tone and surface imperfections associated with aging and photodamage.
  • Can be used for:
    • Face
    • Neck
    • Chest
    • Hands
    • Arms.
  • Treats redness as well as telangiectasia (tiny veins) and brown spots. 
  • Patients experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation when the pulse of light is delivered.
  • Treatment time depends on area treated.
    • Typically chest, neck, and face treatment is about an hour. 
      • 1-3 treatments are usually sufficient to see results. 
  • Healing Process:
    • Immediately after the treatment, pigment will start to darken and skin may appear slightly red. This lasts a few hours up to a day or two. Make up can be temporarily used to cover the redness. Within 1-3 weeks the dark areas will flake off and fade. Redness will decrease and complexion will improve. 
  • New brown spots, telangiectasia, and diffused redness will appear with new sun damage, but they too can be treated.
    • Applying broad-spectrum sunscreen is imperative for long-lasting results.
    • Rosacea is chronic and cannot be "cured" with a laser, however, it's appearance can be improved and dietary changes can help as well.