Without seeing your "age spots" and their location and number, it's hard to give a definite answer. If you have only a few spots, you might find a simple diode laser (like Diolite) will do the trick at a very low cost.
IPL is good for more diffuse pigmentation and redness, so if you have that dual problem, then I'd suggest IPL.
Fraxel is recognized for both smoothing the skin and evening out color. Typically you'd have several treatments of Fraxel Restore but you get multiple benefits of Fraxel.
Another option could be an alexandrite laser. We use all four of these plus other treatments to deal with brown spots caused by sun exposure (and that's where ages spots start!)
It's a good idea to see a dermatologist who has a wide selection of lasers. That way you have options that give you benefits in
- how quickly a treatment will do what you want
- how much you wish to spend
- downtime or no downtime options
- other extra benefits that may be attached to specific treatment choices
After any of these treatments, you'll want to prevent new spots. An SPF 30 sunblock is a good idea. Some of our patients have their hands treated and then start using driving gloves. Hands wrapped around a steering wheel are consistently prone to spotting.