Skin spots, moles, freckles, birthmarks, or
age spots are almost always harmless. However it is important to
monitor all of your spots or moles, since a sudden or marked change
may be dangerous to your health.
Symptoms of Serious Changes
- Moles that are larger than a pencil eraser, asymmetrical,
irregularly shaped, or contain shades of red, blue, white, or
- Skin tags (small skin "stalks" or flap-like growths
usually on the neck, armpits, upper trunk, and body folds) that
become red and inflamed.
- Yellow, brown, or black growths on face, chest, shoulders,
and back that are slightly raised, waxy, or gritty, and may
be more than an inch in diameter
If your physician identifies your spots as bengin, Lasers can
be used to remove brown spots by directing a pure green light
at the skin. This selectively removes brown while leaving the
rest of the skin alone.
Laser treatment is useful for:
- Age Spots
- Liver Spots
- Sun Spots
In most cases, 1 or 2 sessions (one month) apart are needed.
The treatment needs no anesthesia, takes just a few minutes, and
is almost painless. Afterward, skin looks bruised and reddish
for 3-7 days, though covering with makeup is permitted.
A consultation is needed for us to tell whether laser is right
for you. Raised spots (like skin tags, keratoses, and moles) are
best treated by other means, such as the electric needle. Please
make an appointment for a full consultation.