It's often possible to permanently remove a specific age spot through treatment, but further sun spots are likely to appear in the future without proper sun protection. However, laser, IPL and BBL treatment are effective options for lightening dark patches on the skin caused by sun damage, aging, or genetics.
Age spots, also known as liver spots or sunspots, are a common skin condition that occurs due to prolonged exposure to the sun's UV rays. While it is often possible to permanently remove a specific age spot through various treatments, further sun spots are likely to appear in the future, especially if the individual is exposed to sunlight repeatedly or without adequate sun protection.
BBL treatment, or BroadBand Light therapy, is one of the effective treatments for age spots. BBL treatment is good for lightening dark patches on the skin caused by sun damage, aging, or genetics. It works by using intense pulsed light to target the pigment in the age spots, causing the spots to gradually lighten or disappear.
BBL treatment results may vary depending on the severity of the age spots and the number of treatments required to achieve the desired results. However, many patients have reported significant improvement in their skin's appearance after just a few sessions.
While treatment (BBL, laser, IPL or topical) can provide excellent results in removing age spots, it is crucial to take proper precautions to prevent further sun damage and reduce the risk of skin cancer. Wearing protective clothing and applying sunscreen with a high SPF can help prevent new age spots from forming.