What is the best procedure to remove age spots on the face? I have several that bother me and would like them removed.

I have brown spots on the right and let side of my face, one on the upper lip, and one on the chin. They are not raised.

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Answered by Stephen Greenberg, MD

Thank you for your question. An intense pulse light (IPL) treatment would likely be your best bet to help remove those pesky brown, and sometimes red, spots that arise with age from years of prior sun exposure. This treatment can be done on a lunch break as there is no downtime associated with the treatment. Patients should expect that these brown spots will become darker in the days following an IPL treatment (peaking around day 3) and will slough off and fade away afterwards. Some patients will require multiple treatments, while other patients might only need one. At The Spa @ Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery, my medical aestheticians offer complementary consultations to determine your candidacy for the treatment and to determine how many treatments will be necessary to achieve a clear and youthful complexion. I hope that you find this helpful and I wish you all of the best.

Published on Sep 21, 2017

Answered by Stephen Greenberg, MD (View Profile)

Thank you for your question. An intense pulse light (IPL) treatment would likely be your best bet to help remove those pesky brown, and sometimes red, spots that arise with age from years of prior sun exposure. This treatment can be done on a lunch break as there is no downtime associated with the treatment. Patients should expect that these brown spots will become darker in the days following an IPL treatment (peaking around day 3) and will slough off and fade away afterwards. Some patients will require multiple treatments, while other patients might only need one. At The Spa @ Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery, my medical aestheticians offer complementary consultations to determine your candidacy for the treatment and to determine how many treatments will be necessary to achieve a clear and youthful complexion. I hope that you find this helpful and I wish you all of the best.

Published on Sep 21, 2017


Answered by The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery

There are a number of ways to address skin changes. Ultimately, the best treatment is dependent upon the type of change/lesion and it's location. Some may be amenable to excision or shaving while others may be addressed by laser resurfacing.

As always, discuss your concerns with a board certified plastic surgeon (ABPS).

Published on Sep 21, 2017

Answered by The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery (View Profile)

There are a number of ways to address skin changes. Ultimately, the best treatment is dependent upon the type of change/lesion and it's location. Some may be amenable to excision or shaving while others may be addressed by laser resurfacing.

As always, discuss your concerns with a board certified plastic surgeon (ABPS).

Published on Sep 21, 2017


Answered by Instant Laser Clinic

Thanks for your inquiry. Before any age spot or skin pigmentation is treated, you must visit a board certified dermatologist to determine the type of the skin pigmentation and safety aspects of it. For the majority of benign skin pigmentation, Ruby or Co2 lasers are great choices, as well as medical grade peels such as Jessener peel or Cosmelan. Best of luck.

Published on Sep 21, 2017

Answered by Instant Laser Clinic

Thanks for your inquiry. Before any age spot or skin pigmentation is treated, you must visit a board certified dermatologist to determine the type of the skin pigmentation and safety aspects of it. For the majority of benign skin pigmentation, Ruby or Co2 lasers are great choices, as well as medical grade peels such as Jessener peel or Cosmelan. Best of luck.

Published on Sep 21, 2017

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