Dark spots and sunspots are forms of skin discoloration that can cause an uneven skin tone and make the skin appear older. Sunspots are light, thin, flat brown spots on the skin’s surface that are caused by chronic exposure to the Sun that generates an excess of melanin. Dark spots are caused by a range of factors like sun exposure, hormonal changes, medications, certain skin conditions, and more. While dark spots and sunspots are rarely harmful, many patients opt to get rid of dark spots and sunspots for cosmetic reasons.
Dark spots and sunspots are more common in adults over the age of 50. However, younger people who frequently spend time in the Sun and people with fairer skin types are also at risk for developing dark spots and sunspots due to increased sensitivity to Sun exposure. While at-home remedies like certain creams and medications may help reduce the appearance of dark spots and sunspots, oftentimes they are not entirely effective. We offer laser treatments to help minimize the appearance of dark spots and sunspots to give patients a brighter, younger, more even complexion.