Remove sunspots at The Laser Clinic. Sunspots are a type of skin damage which occur frequently in the Southern Hemisphere. They are caused by overexposure to ultraviolet rays in sunlight. This exposure causes hyperpigmentation, or overproduction of melanin and appears as darkened spots or patches, mainly on the face, hands and lower arms. They are often referred to as sunspots, freckles, age spots or liver spots. Laser treatment with a quality q-switched laser, such as our Quanta Q plus C, can fade or remove the darkened areas with your skin returning to its normal colour. It works by breaking up the darkened skin pigment into tiny particles which your immune system then removes. The result below is after only one laser treatment and highlights the success of our laser in treating sun damage.