Part of the aging process, especially after age 40, is the appearance brown spots on the skin. While they are harmless and painless they can affect the cosmetic appearance of our skin, and are often unwanted.

These brownish, yellowish spots are often first noticed on the face and hands, followed by the forearms and shoulders. They occasionally appear on the chest, back, and less frequently on the legs and torso. These spots are visible pigmentary changes associated with mature skin and usually are the result of your body trying to protect itself from too much sun exposure by producing an overabundance of melanin. Melanin is the pigment in your skin responsible for tanning.

The increased dark yellow, light brown, yellowish brown pigmentation or age spots may be caused by other forms of ultraviolet light, bad health, problems with the liver functions, or other unidentified causes.

There are several names for these spots:
  • brown spots
  • aging spots
  • senile lentigines
  • lentigos
Modern dermatology has the folllowing techniques available to reduce or remove these brown spots.

Laser Treatment