Will a skin peel clear up age spots? (photos)

Age spots and old marks left, will a skin peel or cream work?

Doctor Answers 2

Chemical Peel

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Thank you for your question. A chemical peel can address age spots, fine lines and fine wrinkles, freckles and irregular pigmentation, all of which exist as a factor of the aging process. I suggest that you consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon to determine the particular type of chemical peel, treatment plan and recovery plan that is right for your current skin state and skin goals. Best wishes,

Melbourne Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Thanks for the question. So one of the best treatments for age and sun spots is IPL. Most patients require a few treatments to really lighten the areas. It's important to use a physical sun screen after the treatments otherwise the spots will return after being exposed to more sun light. Find someone in your area with a lot of experience with IPL. Best of luck!~Dr. Sieber

David A. Sieber, MD
San Francisco General Surgeon
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