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Age Spots: Shade from the Sun

Some facials can help fade age spots. Learn more about how those spots appear with Groupon's examination.

Sun spots. Liver spots. Solar lentigines. No matter what you call them, those flat gray, brown, and black spots on the skin come from the same place: space. Specifically, the sun. All skin color is the result of a pigment called melanin produced in the epidermis. Each person's skin produces melanin at certain rate, but ultraviolet rays from the sun accelerate that process, which creates a darker, tanned appearance. Over years, melanin can become particularly concentrated in one area and clump together to form age spots, typically on the hands, face, shoulders, and other areas regularly exposed to sunlight. (Freckles are produced through a similar process, but their formation is much more strongly predicted by genetics and by whether you're dressing up as Raggedy Ann for Halloween this year.)

Age spots are ultimately harmless, but there are many ways to treat their appearance. Prescription-strength and over-the-counter creams use retinol or hydroquinone to make the spots gradually fade over time. Laser treatments target melanin-producing cells directly, and microdermabrasion and chemical peels remove the top layer of skin altogether, taking discoloration with it. People also seek out cryotherapy to freeze the offending areas, destroying the excess pigment as the skin heals.

8332 Parkway Dr
La Mesa,
CA
US

At Katie Eyelash Extensions, located within Le Prince Salon, an aesthetician draws on years of beauty-industry experience to keep clients groomed and styled from eyebrows to toes. She decorates fingernails and toenails during mani-pedis, waxes away unwanted body hair, and lengthens eyelashes with extensions that last up to four weeks. For a flirtatious curl, opt for the eyelash perming treatment.

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Spring Valley,
CA
US

Though they're skilled at airbrush tanning, brow shaping, and galvanic facials, the lash experts at Ultimate Lash and Brow specialize in the art of applying semi-permanent eyelash extensions and brow design. The highly-skilled and trained tailors look to each client?s natural lash length and desired look, whether it be subtle enhancement or dramatic glamour?applying extensions using their exclusive adhesive and high-end product line. Aestheticians?who go through continuous training to keep up with innovations?work with clients of all skin types and eye beauty concerns, including small or deep-set eyes, dark shadows, mono-lids, and thin or full eyebrows.

The most modest of these packages, called Flirty Eyes, consists of 15 individual lashes, whereas clients opting for the Event lashes take on 100 new strands. The Masculine Eye treatment is specially designed for those who need masculine lash amplification, ideal for giving stern looks to scare away herds of saber-toothed tigers. The med spa's list of FAQs introduces extension novices to the methods, materials, and processes involved. An onsite product boutique equips clients with the best products for their new strands.

720 11th Ave
San Diego,
CA
US

Located inside Serenity on State Street in Carlsbad, The Beauty Lounge is the spot to come for artistic eyebrow and eyelash designs. Specializing in natural-looking lash and brow tinting, the licensed aestheticians at this cozy beauty boutique apply long-lasting dye to fine facial hair, resulting in never-needs-mascara eyelashes and structured brows. Also offering facial waxing, The Beauty Lounge's aestheticians deftly highlight the windows to your soul.

2633 State Street
Carlsbad,
CA
US

Equipped with all-natural Aveda products, the stylists at Salon La Mer & Spa update hair with styling services for men and women. Each service begins with a personal consultation, wherein the stylist considers the client's hair texture and lifestyle and maintenance desires before creating an ideal new look. The salon and spa provides more than haircare, though. It pampers guests with Epicuren Discovery facials and skin treatments, as well as nailcare, makeup, and hair removal. And, unlike traditional salons and spas, Salon La Mer & Spa offers med-spa services, such as skin-tightening and Botox sessions.

1492 N Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach,
CA
US

Mn8 Salon and Day Spa is a haven of relaxation and rejuvenation, where clients leave looking and feeling great. The array of salon and spa services include everything from general hair and nail care to specialized facials, spray tans, makeup applications, and waxing.

26741 Rancho Pkwy
Lake Forest,
CA
US