age spots on the face

This may not be the exact look of your condition. Please confirm your diagnosis with your dermatologist.

What are they?

Age spots are commonly known as "liver spots" or "sun spots" and can range in size and in color from light brown to black. They appear on the skin where it is frequently exposed to the sun. The older you are, and the more sun exposure you have, the more likely age spots will occur.


Age spots appear most often where the skin is repeatedly exposed to the sun, such as the face, hands, neck, exposed scalp, and arms. Age spots can mimic cancerous growth; however a dermatology provider can differentiate between cancerous lesions and benign age spots, and recommend the appropriate steps to address your concerns.

Could this be what you have?

Age spots are more likely to appear on people whose lifestyle exposes them to the sun. Over time, the skin loses its ability to repair itself after sun exposure and the spots appear. The best way to avoid age spots is to keep the skin from becoming overexposed to the sun by covering it with clothing or using a sunscreen with an appropriate SPF.

Treatment Options @ Pinnacle

There is no medical need to treat age spots; however, the proper diagnosis should be made by a dermatology provider since some skin cancers have similar appearances. If one opts to treat sun spots, cosmetic options do exist.