Spot Removal: Sun Spots/Liver Spots

The first signs of aging usually appear on the face, hands, and arms, due to the large amount of sun exposure these areas receive. This combined with exposure to the elements and the natural aging process are all contributors to the development of freckles and dark spots on the skin. Age spots and freckles are pigmented lesions that are caused by excessive production of melanin in the skin. Although these spots and freckles cannot be considered medical emergencies, it is common for individuals to have them removed. Treatments include cryosurgery (liquid nitrogen) and laser spot removal.