Brown Spots (Pigmented Lesions)

Brown Spots (Pigmented Lesions)

Brown spots on the skin, which may be Melasma, or photodamage from the sun, or age spots, or just dyspigmentation and freckles, can now be successfully treated with any number of methods, notably laser treatment, or laser treatment with Levulan (a photosensitizing topical drug that has been shown to improve results). Chemical peeling using glycolic or beta or TCA acids also treats some brown spots efficiently.  To determine proper treatment, the patient’s skin must be examined by the dermatologist, who will advise a course of action commensurate with the extent of the condition.