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Brown Spots | Dermatology Brown spots are a common part of aging. Over time, however, they can negatively impact the appearance of one’s skin. At the Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery, our cosmetic providers offer several options for eliminating or diminishing stubborn brown spots in order to keep the skin looking more youthful.

What causes brown spots?

Brown spots, also known as age or liver spots, are flat, painless, and are light brown-to-black in color. They vary in size, but are usually larger than freckles and tend to appear on the parts of the body that are most often exposed to the sun, such as the face, hands, arms and shoulders.

The development of brown spots can depend on several factors, including daily exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, injury to the skin, previous sun damage, as well as one’s skin type and genetics. Brown spots usually start to appear in the late 20s, but depending on the patient, they can show up earlier or later in life.

What are effective treatments?

At the Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery, we offer numerous effective treatments for reducing the appearance of brown spots and skin discoloration to promote a more uniform complexion. These treatments include laser, both resurfacing and non-resurfacing, chemical peels, as well as topical bleaching.

Other procedures that are performed at the Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery for the treatment of brown spots include liquid nitrogen and microdermabrasion. Following a thorough skin examination of the area in question by one of our certified professional providers, we can then determine the most appropriate individualized course of treatment.

Remember, it is never too late to get rid of unsightly brown spots to attain clear, blemish-free skin. Those beginning to see the first signs of brown spots may also consult with our cosmetic providers regarding skincare treatments and regimens that can preemptively prevent the development of more brown spots.

Are you interested in learning more about the Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery’s various treatments for brown spots? Call us today at 503-297-3440 to schedule a complimentary consultation with our cosmetic providers.