Age spots are commonly called liver spots or solar lentigos.
They appear as flat light brown or dark brown spots. They vary in size and usually appear on the face, hands, shoulders and arms areas most exposed to the sun.
Intense pulsed light treatments are effective in reducing the appearance of age spots on the face, and body. Avoiding sun exposure and applying a sun block will keep the skin protected to prevent additional age spots from forming.
Before and after photos provided courtesy of David Van Dam, MD and reprinted with permission by Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc.