Brown/Red Spots: Repair Sun Damaged Skin
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Chronic sun exposure causes brown spots to appear. Commonly, people with fair skin are more extensively affected; however, those who tan easily or have naturally dark skin have many brown spots as well. Incorrectly referred to as age or liver spots, brown spots can appear on any area of sun-exposed skin but are most often seen on the face, neck and the backs of the hands and forearms.
Red spots on skin may also be caused by chronic sun damage. However, frequently they are genetic and occur either at birth or as we age.
The Kopelson Clinic recommends Nd:YAG cosmetic laser surgery, Pulsed Dye cosmetic laser treatment and IPL treatments all as excellent non-invasive ways to treat red spots and brown spots. Recently these procedures have been perfected in such a way that they do not injure the skin’s surface; hence, discomfort and downtime are kept to a minimum. Pearl™ laser resurfacing, a laser peeling procedure is also a great way to repair sun damaged skin.