Almost everyone has a few brown spots on their skin. These can be age spots, moles or freckles and are referred to as pigmented lesions. These appear from an excessive concentration of melanin in the skin and everyone has a different amount of melanin. Some types are present at birth, but most occur with age or from overexposure to the sun’s damaging rays.
The most commonly treated conditions are age spots, liver spots or sun spots and freckles. These benign pigmented lesions are caused by excess pigment in the skin, usually from sunlight exposure and congenital factors. Age spots may appear as enlarged light freckles on the face and hands.
Most pigmented lesions, if completely removed, will never return. As you age, you will also continue to develop more age spots and freckles over time, but the appearance of these new lesions should not be confused with recurrence. The number of treatments depends on the lesion being treated. Most patients are happy with 2-3 treatments.