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Brown Spots

Lentigines (also referred to as sun spots or liver spots) are small, flat, round spots on the skin that begin to appear later in life in sun-exposed areas. They are particularly common on the face, neck, arms, and backs of the hands, usually sparing the knuckles. A single spot is referred to as a lentigo.

Treatment Options

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Brown spots on face before treatment
Brown spots on face after treatment
 
 
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Brown spots on back of hand before treatment
Brown spots on back of hand after treatment
 
Images courtesy of Gerald Goldberg, M.D.

Q-switched Ruby Laser

The Q-switched Ruby Laser is the most effective treatment for lentigines (brown spots). The treatment is rather quick and feels like a "rubber  band snap". The area will turn darker brown for about a week then peel off and be gone.4 The risk of any type of scarring is extremely low. The success rate is over 90%. In short, it is an easy , safe way to get rid of pesky "age spots" with dramatic results.

Fraxel Laser

The Fraxel laser is best for patients who have a diffuse amount of mottled pigment either on their face or arms. The procedure is virtually painless. The area will be pink for a couple of days after the treatment. A patient may need from 1- 3 treatments to gain the maximum benefit. The Fraxel Laser is considered very safe.

Fractora

Fractora is best for patients who have a diffuse amount of mottled pigment on their face. The procedure is virtually painless. All that is needed for anesthesia is a numbing cream applied before the procedure, making the procedure virtually painless. After the procedure, the treated area will be pink for a couple of days. A patient may need from 1- 3 treatments to gain the maximum benefit.

North Scottsdale Office

8817 E. Bell Road
Suite 101
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
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Central Phoenix Office

740 E. Highland Avenue
Suite 101
Phoenix, AZ 85014
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Gilbert Office

3509 S. Mercy Road
Suite 103
Gilbert, AZ 85297
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