What Is The Best Method To Remove Brown Spots?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I need to have age spots on my hands, arms and legs removed. Does the doctor do this procedure? If so, I would like to have a consultation with him to discuss the type of procedure and cost.

A: What are often called age spots are a variety of long-term aging and ultraviolet light exposure changes. Some of these age spots are different shades of brown, some are are flat and others are raised with a rough texture. Based on the type of age spot, a variety of treatments are available including pulsed light therapy (BBL), fractional laser resurfacing and shave excision. I would have to examine you to determine which treatments options are best, often two or all three are needed to treat the various types of age spots. Cost would ultimately be based on what treatment method is used and how many brown spots are being treated.

Dr. Barry Eppley