My legs have large areas with ugly age spots. I am a young 80 (I look like 60), size 8, and very active. What can I do about my legs? Any age spot removal treatments?
Treatment for Age Spots on Legs?
Doctor Answers 1
Laser treatments for age spots on the legs
Hi Barbie Doll,
We remove age spots in this area with a q-switched laser treatments (the Medlite C6 laser to be exact). The reason we believe strongly in q-switched laser treatments vs. other removal techniques like freezing the spots off is that we can permanently remove epidermal (surface) spots with these laser treatments.
Using high energy q-switched lasers allows us to destroy the cells that carry the pigment associated with age spots. These cells regenerate without the memory of the pigment that caused the age spots. With that noted, if your spots look at all suspicious, have them evaluated by a physician first as we have had several patients over the years come in with skin cancer when they thought they had age spots.
Have a question? Ask a doctor
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.