Q: I have brown age spots, but lightening creams just make the skin surrounding them whiter, without affecting the spots. What should I do?
A: Pigmentation is such a difficult one. Dr Amy Hermon Taylor of London's Medicetics Clinic urges you to let a doctor assess whether you're dealing with sun damage-induced 'age' spots or the pigmentation disorder melasma, or indeed something more serious, as treatment obviously differs.
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For simple age spots, if you're Caucasian, the likely best course of treatment is laser (£150 for spot treatment, £450 for full face) or Intense Pulsed Light (£240 for 15 minutes), both of which can break up the pigment patches painlessly in 1-2 sessions.