Age spots and hyper-pigmentation marks are caused by an accumulation of a yellow pigment called lipofuscin caused by aging of the collagen producing cells.

Successful treatment is often attainable but cannot be guaranteed since the discolouration may be located in the deeper dermis and only the superficial epidermis is removed at the time of treatment. You will be advised upon consultation whether any pigmentation treatment you undergo will be expected to have a successful outcome.