As we age, our skin can develop spots that are often referred to as age spots, freckles, sun damage, discoloration and hyperpigmentation. All these terms can be classified as pigmented lesions, which are red and brown spots caused by excess pigment-producing cells in the skin known as melanocytes.
When stimulated by hormonal changes or exposure to ultraviolet light, melanocytes produce large amounts of melanin. The result is a darker discoloration of the skin.
There are a number of treatment options for spots and pigmented lesion conditions including cryotherapy, surgical removal and bleaching creams. However, lasers offer treatment options that, in some cases, have significantly reduced the risk of scarring or have provided an alternative when other treatment options are ineffective.
Dr. Clinton offers solutions using the latest laser technologies.
While she is not able to treat all types of spots and lesions on every patient, Dr. Clinton or a member of her staff can discuss treatment options for your particular concern.