The ‘best’ cosmetic treatment of age spots depends on the number and size of lesions, location, and cost. There are 2 types of treatment options for age spots: Creams and lotions, which are required to be applied over a prolonged time or cosmetic procedures that tend to work faster but are more costly.
The surgical treatments available for age spots include:
- Laser or IPL (Intense pulsed light) emits a series of light waves that pass through the skin and target melanin in the affected area to destroy or break up the spots.
- Chemical peels, in which the outer layer of skin is removed to allow new skin to grow
- Freezing treatment (Cryotherapy), where liquid nitrogen is used to freeze individual age spots
If you are considering surgical treatment, consult with your doctor about the best option for you.