Age Spots

Age spots are one of the common problems that people face with aging skin. Also known as melasma, hyperpigmentation, sun spots, or liver spots. They appear brown, light brown, or dark brown on light-colored areas of the face and other areas of the body. They can vary in size and shape, which significantly affects appearance and self-esteem. 

Bella Sana Clinic is the place where you can find the best sun spot removal near the Chicago area. We specialize in treating age spots on the face and other areas of the body. Our professional experts will help you regain healthy, rejuvenated skin.

What causes age spots?

The formation of age-related pigmentation is influenced by various factors, including:

  1. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Prolonged exposure to sunlight stimulates melanin production, leading to the appearance of sunspots on the face and other areas of the body.
  2. Hormonal changes. Hormonal fluctuations, such as during pregnancy or taking hormonal medications, can cause dark spots to appear, usually on the face and neck.
  3. Genetic Factors. If there is a family history of melasma, the cause may be a genetic predisposition.
  4. Aging. As skin ages, it loses its ability to regenerate and becomes more susceptible to hyperpigmentation.
  5. Skin damage. Injuries, burns, or other traumas can eventually trigger the development of pigmented spots.

Age Spot Treatment at Bella Sana Clinic

Bella Sana Clinic offers a range of effective procedures for age spot removal and skin rejuvenation.

Chemical peeling

The procedure consists of applying a special chemical solution to the skin, which causes exfoliation of its upper epidermal layer and the removal of dead cells containing an increased concentration of pigment. This triggers a number of natural processes:

  • stimulation of skin renewal;
  • reduction of melanin concentration;
  • improvement of skin texture.


The microneedling process uses a special device with fine needles that create microscopic trauma on the skin's surface. These micro-injuries stimulate the skin's natural regeneration processes and help to improve its appearance. The treatment of age spots with microneedling is due to its special effects:

  • stimulation of collagen and elastin secretion;
  • improvement of blood circulation in the areas of application, which contributes to a more even distribution of pigment and reduction of pigmented areas;
  • destruction of melanin and its elimination from the body;
  • accelerated skin renewal.

IPL photofacial therapy and laser genesis

Phototherapy and laser genesis are effective treatments for age spots that utilize light energy (in the case of phototherapy) and laser energy (in the case of laser genesis). They are used to reduce or remove skin pigmentation. Let's take a closer look at how these methods work:

Phototherapy involves selective targeting. Pulsed light waves of different wavelengths are used to target pigment (melanin) in pigmented fibroblasts of the epidermis (outer skin layer). The light energy converts into heat, causing the pigment to break down.

Laser Genesis provides comprehensive treatment. It uses laser emission of a specific wavelength to penetrate deeper into the dermis (inner skin layer).

Both methods are completely safe and have no effect on the tissue surrounding the affected areas. The following happens:

  • natural process of skin renewal;
  • stimulation of collagen secretion, which improves skin elasticity and texture;
  • reduction of obvious signs of melasma;
  • control of inflammatory reactions (phototherapy).

It is important to understand that the results of the presented procedures may vary depending on the type of skin, the depth and intensity of pigmentation, the technologies used, and individual factors. In addition, there are a number of preventive recommendations that will help to avoid manifestations of melisma on the skin.


Recommendations for prevention

  Always use sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher, even on cloudy days.

  • Wear protective clothing, hats, and sunglasses when outdoors.
  • Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight, especially during peak sun activity.
  • Protect your skin from injuries and damage.
  • Consult with a doctor and follow their recommendations when taking hormonal medications.
  • During periods of hormonal changes, such as pregnancy, maintain a skincare routine.
  • Maintain a balanced diet and consume antioxidant-rich foods.
  • Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.
  • Engage in regular physical activity.
  • Use cosmetic products with active ingredients like retinol, vitamin C, and alpha-hydroxy acids.

Following these recommendations will help reduce the risk of age spots and maintain healthy, youthful skin.


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Our Med Spa clinic is conveniently located at the intersection of Golf Rd and N Des Plaines River Rd, close to route 294. Bella Sana is located in the professional medical building and has convenient parking for its customers. We will be happy to welcome you here!

  •  1400. Golf Rd #205, Des Plaines IL 60016
  •  (847) 576-0505
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Saturday:  10:00 AM – 4:00PM
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