Sun Spots and Age Spots in Devon, PA

Sun spots and age spots are areas of hyperpigmentation that occur on the skin due to age and long-term sun exposure. These spots often appear on the backs of your hands, face, and other areas of the skin that frequently get exposed to UV rays. At Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Pennsylvania, we can examine your skin and create a treatment plan to reduce the look of sun spots and age spots.

At your initial consultation at our Devon, PA practice, we will examine your skin for these pigmented spots and make sure of the correct diagnosis. Next, we will create a treatment plan customized to your specific skin type and designed to address your unique needs. Using various topicals and state-of-the-art lasers and technologies, we can target age spots and sun spots to lighten them and reduce their appearance. Our advanced laser treatments are safe and effective on all skin tones and can help rejuvenate your appearance with little to no downtime required.

Although sun spots and age spots are similar, it is important to know the difference between them. At Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Pennsylvania, our skilled team can accurately identify the pigmented areas on your skin and will create a plan to address each one. Some ways to tell the difference between age spots and sun spots include:

Sun spots:

  • Slightly larger in size than freckles
  • Often appear on the nose, arms, back of hands, shoulders, upper back, and tops of feet
  • Flat, oval spots that are darker than the rest of your skin
  • Painless
  • Up to a half inch in size
  • Tan, brown, or black in color


Age spots:

  • Range in size
  • Usually tan to dark brown in color
  • Flat or slightly raised, oval areas of pigmentation
  • Typically occur on the face, tops of feet, hands, shoulders, and upper back due to years of sun exposure
  • More noticeable when grouped together

Ok, so I hate admitting that I care about my aging skin. I want to be carefree about it and love all the changes happening, but I don’t. Damn you, patriarchy. And also I spent a ton of time working outside in the sun as a dogwalker in my twenties and thirties, thinking I was invincible and not wearing proper sun protection. I have regrets. That’s where Laser & Skin comes in. I was basically like I hate my face and neck area and I’m only in my early (okay pushing mid) 40s, what the heck? They did a consultation with me (shout out to Nelly for being such a rad nurse and for Dr. Jordan Wang for making me feel comfortable). He suggested I do the fraxel laser for face and neck and the pico for my abundant sun spots (and he didn’t yell at me for the sun damage, but did encourage hats and sunscreen for the future). I had both laser treatments and I am honestly both annoyed and elated to report a huge improvement in my skin. Sure, I wanted it to work, but also I’m like ok, so this is part of my yearly skin routine now I guess. They numb you up, which feels bonkers but doesn’t hurt. You just get your face slathered with a numbing cream. The laser itself isn’t the most comfortable feeling, but it’s not the worst either. You will have some downtown (they are not secretive about this and really help with lots of  post treatment information. You’re gonna feel like you had a sunburn, then be a little sore, then itchy and flaky, and then, then- you are going to look f*c*ing radiant! I am dumbfounded that the giant sun spot on my nose is gone. My fine lines and wrinkles have diminished. I AM GLOWING. I’ll also add the the practice itself looks super pretty and modern and all of the staff are super nice. I am not a bougie main line type (no offense, you do you), and I still felt nothing but love from everyone there.

A.L. Yelp

Had an amazing experience here! My face was looking a little dull and had a lot of sun damage. I did the fraxel laser and it was quick and painless. Everyone at Dr Wang's office was very kind and inviting. They gave me excellent aftercare instructions and just a few days later my skin is looking incredible. I love the results and will absolutely be returning!

S.M. Google

Very professional clinic. Dr wang has treated my concerns with the fraxel duo laser and pico plus laser and have given me great results! Nelly is super helpful as well! I highly recommend this dermatology clinic.

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If you have pigmentation issues on your face and body that are causing you concern or interfering with your self-esteem, we are here to help. At Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Pennsylvania, we offer a variety of noninvasive treatments to help reduce the appearance of these spots and renew your skin. If you would like to learn more about our advanced treatments for sun spots and age spots, contact our Devon, PA practice to schedule a consultation.

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