The Board Certified Dermatologists at Ada Dermatology take great pride in diagnosing a variety of skin conditions and providing a customized treatment plan for each patient. One of the most common conditions seen at Ada Dermatology are “brown spots.” However, many patients don’t realize this is a general term used to describe many conditions such as age spots, actinic keratoses, seborrheic keratoses, hyperpigmentation, skin growths, moles, or various other lesions. Please call to make an appointment today if you have an unidentified “brown spot” and would like more information on diagnosis and treatment.
COMMON TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR BROWN SPOTS
The most simple treatment to protect the skin from further damage and worsening of the spots is the use of sunscreen. Sunscreen is also essential after other treatment methods so the hyperpigmentation spots will not recur.
BLEACHING CREAMS / TRETINOIN AND ALPHA-HYDROXY ACIDS
These are topical applications prescribed by the physician to fade small spots. Treatment takes typically anywhere from two months to a year or longer. We offer a combination topical cream for lightening your brown spots that has proven to be very effective.
The dermatologic surgeon freezes the skin tissue with liquid nitrogen to remove age spots and skin growths.
Chemical peels are just like they sound – a chemical solution is applied to peel away the blemished skin. The face and hands usually heal in one to two weeks.
SKIN CARE PRODUCTS
Skin Care products can help minimize the appearance of the lesion or growth and prevent future damage to the skin from prolonged sun exposure. Although nothing can be done about the role genetics plays, excessive exposure to the sun should be avoided – a precaution that will diminish the threat of skin cancer as well as protect your skin from sun damage.