An age spot is also called liver spots and solar lentigines. They are flat tan, brown or black spots. are dark in color simply because melanin is abnormally concentrated in one area of the skin. High concentrations of melanin can be due to various factors. Some types are present at birth, but mostage spotoccur with age or as a result of overexposure to the sun’s damaging rays.
Age spot removal can be achieved with modern laser technology. A laser removes pigmented lesions with the energy of light, leaving lighter color skin alone. Pigmented lesions are either lightened or removed when the laser light passes through the skin but is absorbed by abnormal concentrations of melanin.