Age spots are dark patchy areas in the skin that typically appear when you are 35 years or above. Prolonged exposure to the sun over the years causes the onset of the spots, which tend to become prominent with age. Especially fair-skinned people are more likely to get the age spots as they age and they don't go away by themselves. These are not dangerous as such, but degrade the outward appearance considerably, and you look older than your actual age. So for those concerned about their outward appearance, it is better to address the issue at the earliest. There are several ways to do that. Dermatologists prescribe bleaching cream with a combination of hydroquinone and retinoid that help the age spots to fade by constant application on the affected area over a period of time. While on this medication, it is also advisable to use a higher SPF sunscreen lotion to mitigate the effects of exposure to sun's ultraviolet radiation as well as covering all the sensitive areas with proper clothing. With these precautions, the age spots will most likely fade in a matter of few months. But if one desires quicker and more effective treatment, it is better to consult a cosmetologist/aesthetician. In a cosmetic clinic, the doctor will prescribe any one of the skin treatments depending upon the condition of the skin – Cryotherapy, Dermabrasion, Chemical peel or Laser therapy. These advanced techniques can remove the age spots and reveal a younger looking skin in just a few visits to discover the new you!