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Age spots and dark marks


Patients frequently ask their dermatologist how to get rid of age spots or dark marks on their skin. Here’s what you need to know to treat them safely.

Treatments

Microdermabrasion: Overview

Do you ever look in the mirror and wish that your face had a more even skin tone? If you answered yes, you may want to consider microdermabrasion.

Microdermabrasion: FAQs

Microdermabrasion is very popular. To help you decide if it is right for you, the AAD offers the following information.

Microdermabrasion: Preparation

To protect your health and find out what results you want, a dermatologist always offers a consultation before performing microdermabrasion. Learn what to ask and what to gather before having this treatment.

Skin lighteners containing mercury can cause problems

A skin lightener can fade — or even clear — dark spots and patches on your skin, but some come with serious health risks.


What patients ask

How do I get rid of age spots?

A board-certified dermatologist explains how to get rid of age spots.

What can get rid of age spots on my hands?

A board-certified dermatologist explains how to keep hands looking youthful and free from age spots.

What causes age spots?

Board-certified dermatologist Ivy Lee, MD, FAAD, explains what causes age spots.

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