Common condition of brown patches affecting the face. More common in women and triggered by sun exposure as well as hormonal factors. Treatment starts with patient education on triggering factors. Meticulous sunblock use and sun avoidance.
Pigmentation/age spots are due to sun exposure. Even occasional exposure in the right skin type can lead to unwanted brown spots on the face, chest, hands, and legs.
- Patient education is the main stay of prevention
- IPL Photofacials
- KTP laser- specifically targets brown spots
- Fractionated Erbium laser resurfacing -removes brown spots, improves skin texture, tightens skin