What are Brown Spots?
Brown spots, also known as age spots or liver spots, are those small freckle-like marks that appear on the face, shoulders, arms, hands, and chest. These are the common areas because they see the most amount of sun exposure. Age spots are harmless and do not require any medical attention, but for cosmetic reasons, many people want them removed.
How are they Caused?
Brown spots are the result of overactive pigment cells and excess melanin. Melanin is what gives our skin its dark pigmentation. Ultraviolet (UV) rays accelerate the production of melanin, and allow it to produce in clumps & higher concentrations. When enough melanin is concentrated in one area, a brown spot develops.
What are the Treatments?
At MD TLC™, Dr. Quibell can address age spots with a variety of treatment options. Our safe and effective laser treatments include PicoSure, Photorejuvenation, and SmartSkin+. We also offer a Oxygeneo Superfacial, to be used in combination with one of those laser procedures. Dr. Quibell can remove your brown spots and restore your skin to its natural beauty. To learn more about these treatments, explore the links below. Scheduling your consultation online is quick and easy.