Brown spots, also called age spots and liver spots, are flat brown patches on the skin that have darkened in color (“pigmented”) after exposure to sunlight or ultraviolet light. They are commonly seen in people over the age of 40 on areas of skin that are frequently exposed to sunlight, such as the hands, shoulders, forearms, face and forehead. Age spots may look unattractive, but age spots are painless and harmless, although their dark color can delay the diagnosis of some skin cancers.
They can be easily removed by a laser. The spots will darken and then fall off in approximately 7-10 days after treatment. Sun protection is very important during the healing phase and to prevent recurrence. Please contact our office for more details about this procedure.