Brown spots (also known as age or liver spots) are small, freckle-like marks that are caused by excessive sun exposure.Request Appointment
What causes brown spots?
Brown spots (also known as age or liver spots) are small, freckle-like marks that are caused by excessive sun exposure. They commonly appear on the face, chest, shoulders and arms because those areas of the body get the most sunshine. Ultraviolet (UV rays) accelerate the production of melanin, which gives skin its brown pigmentation. Brown spots result from overactive pigment cells and melanin being grouped together in higher concentrations. Melanin tends to develop in small circles in a concentrated area.
These spots are mostly harmless and are usually addressed for cosmetic reasons. If you do notice an unusual brown spot on your skin, be sure to monitor it to make sure it doesn’t change in size or color. If the spot does change size or color, schedule an appointment with your regular physician to get it checked out.
Schedule a consultation in central Oregon
If you have age spots that are non-cancerous and you live in or around Bend, Oregon, schedule a consultation at Refine Medical. We provide IPL treatments and laser skin resurfacing in order to reduce brown spots and unwanted freckles.* Both treatments are non-invasive and promote new collagen growth in the skin, which can help to lighten/reduce brown spots.* To request a consultation at Refine Medical, please fill out the request form on our site or give us a call at (541) 330-6292.
*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.