Electrolysis is a safe, effective, quick and affordable method of treating age spots, or liver spots. Age
spots are flat pigmented blemishes that occur on the skin. They range in colour from light brown to
darker brown and are located in areas most often exposed to the sun, particularly the hands, face,
shoulders, arms and forehead. They are harmless but considered cosmetically unattractive. If itchy,
irritated or inflamed with any redness or pink colour around them GP referral is recommended.
Age spots are associated with the natural ageing process and exposure to UV light.
A small probe about the size of an eyelash, will touch the surface of the skin, a slight stinging
sensation may be experienced whilst a minute section of the blemished skin is lifted and the skin
colour underneath observed. If healthy pink undamaged and non-pigmented skin is revealed
treatment will continue in the same vein until complete removal of the blemish is achieved.
However, if the pigment continues down into the dermis treatment is aborted as results would be
unsuccessful. An exact match in colour to the surrounding skin cannot be