Treatments for Age Spots

No matter how young you feel inside, age spots (a.k.a. liver spots) can belie your true years. Luckily, effective treatments for age spots are available and our Orlando dermatology practice offers them.


Age spots, also known as liver spots, are dark patches that appear on the skin during the aging process caused by accumulated sun damage over the years - something that's easy to experience here in sunny Florida.

Signs and Symptoms

Age spots are flat, brown spots that appear on sun-exposed areas such as the arms, face and chest over time. They do not cause pain or itching but many people view them as an unwanted sign of aging.

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Age Spots Diagnosis and Treatment

Once diagnosed, age spots can be treated in a variety of ways. They can be frozen at any of our offices with liquid nitrogen or faded with bleaching creams. We also can target age spots with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) laser treatments. Because it is considered a cosmetic dermatology service, IPL treatment is not covered by medical insurance. However, our practice offers many convenient options for payment.

Along with treatment options recommended, you also can use STEPPIE MD® In the Light Intensive Skin Brightener twice daily. In just 60 days, volunteers noticed brown spots fade away significantly and noted zero irritation or discomfort.

Follow up and Outcomes

It may take several months before you see significant improvement in your age spots. Prevention and daily maintenance of age spots treatment involves wearing sunscreen containing zinc or titanium oxide. We recommend using STEPPIE MD® Infinity UV Defense Sunscreen SPF 50+, which provides broad-spectrum protection from both UVA and UVB rays with no chemical sun fillers. It contains the FDA-approved physical blocker Micronized Zinc Oxide to reflect light away from the skin.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided by this site is intended solely for educational purposes. This information is not to be used for medical diagnostic purposes and is not intended to serve as a recommendation for treatment and/or management of any medical/surgical condition. Most of all, this information should not be used in place of a physician or other qualified health provider. If you believe you have a medical condition, please contact your physician immediately.

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