Brown spots are a type of sun damage that occurs on the skin. Downtown Dermatology offers brown spots removal for men and women in the Columbus and Upper Arlington area.
When you are in the sunlight, your skin produces melanin, the substance that adds color to the skin. If you spend too much time in the sun or do not use sunscreen, cells in the skin known as melanocytes over produce melanin. You may develop small brown spots that should be evaluated by board-certified dermatologist Dr. Shari Hicks-Graham.
Brown spots develop as a result of sun exposure, as well as your genetics and the aging process. The spots are generally considered harmless, so men and women typically receive treatment for cosmetic reasons.
Brown spots can develop on any area of the face and body, such as:
As a board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Hicks-Graham is uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat brown spots. She will recommend treatments that take into consideration the location, number, and severity of your brown spots. The most common treatments are laser skin rejuvenation and chemical peels.
You should avoid sunlight for at least three weeks before undergoing brown spots removal. Sunlight can darken the spots and cause new brown spots to develop. These factors would make your treatment more extensive.
Depending on the brown spots removal treatment that you receive, you may experience some mild symptoms for the first 24 to 48 hours. The most common symptom is reddening of the skin. You should also avoid sunlight and use a sunscreen.
Brown spots removal is considered elective by your medical insurance, so you will be responsible for the total cost. Our patient coordinator will provide a cost after your consultation. We accept payment by cash, check, major credit card and CareCredit® financing.
Brown spots on your skin are signs that you may be at risk for developing skin cancer. The best way to learn about skin cancer and know if brown spots removal is right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hicks-Graham.
During your consultation, Dr. Hicks-Graham will evaluate your brown spots and recommend an appropriate treatment. She will also perform a skin cancer screening.Brown spots are cosmetic in nature, but they also indicate that you are at higher risk for skin cancer. Downtown Dermatology offers brown spots removal for men and women in the Columbus and Upper Arlington area.