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Have Your Age Spot Removed in New York City by World Renowned Dermatologist, Dr. Debra Jaliman

Dr. Jaliman's dermatology practice is in high demand by women and men who are concerned about their brown spots and age spots and are seeking treatment options. These patients have many concerns and are looking for a treatment that will deliver visible results. Dr. Jaliman can offer advice on laser therapy, microdermabrasion, a chemical peel, cryotherapy, and dermabrasion and determine the most suitable procedure or combination of treatments for you. She will conduct a thorough assessment of your skin type, skin tone, and skin color during your appointment, discuss the potential risks and benefits, and present all available options based on your medical history. She will address any questions and concerns you may have and provide comprehensive information about your skin condition. All the procedures offered by Dr. Jaliman are FDA-approved and utilize cutting-edge technologies. For those searching for brown spot treatment in New York City, please contact us at 212-517-8855 for a consultation.

What are brown spots or age spots?

Skin that has not been protected from the sunlight can develop irregular pigmentation. Melanin deposits can form, resulting in the emergence of brown spots on various areas such as the face, forehead, cheeks, chest, shoulders, neck, back, arms, and even the hands. Freckles, which are sometimes also referred to as brown spots, can also be treated. You can read more about what age spots are on the Mayo Clinic's website by clicking here:

What are other names for brown spots?

Brown spots can also be referred to as age spots, sun spots, or liver spots. They are medically known as solar lentigines.

Are these types of brown spots dangerous?

It is important to consult a dermatologist who is board-certified to examine your brown spots. The majority of the spots are harmless and pose no threat. However, occasionally, a brown spot may be potentially hazardous, requiring a biopsy and microscopic examination to get a diagnosis. In the event of danger, it could be identified as a dysplastic or abnormal mole or even a malignant melanoma, which requires immediate treatment.

Can tanning beds cause these brown spots?

Using tanning beds is considered hazardous due to the increased exposure to UVA rays. Dermatologists strongly advise their patients against using tanning beds, as they accelerate skin aging and elevate the chances of developing skin cancer. The side effects of tanning beds manifest in the form of skin alteration such as fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, sunspots, redness, discoloration, and a leathery appearance. They significantly raise the risk of acquiring melanomas as well as developing squamous cell and basal cell carcinoma.

Can I take vitamin E before the laser?

Before undergoing procedures involving injections such as Botox or dermal fillers, you are required to discontinue supplements such as vitamin E, fish oil, and aspirin. However, for lasers, there is no need to stop any medications or supplements.

Can I get an infection from a laser treatment?

It's highly unlikely for you to get an infection, as long as you refrain from touching the area after a laser treatment has been performed.

What does the area look like after the laser?

Following laser treatment, the brown spots can darken, causing inflammation to occur. These side effects typically subside within a few days to weeks.

Can I have laser if I have eczema or dermatitis?

Even individuals suffering from eczema can undergo laser treatment for their brown spots, as it is both highly safe and effective.

Is Sun Protection Important?

It is crucial to apply sunscreen with broad-spectrum protection and an SPF ranging from 30 to 50 daily. This practice is essential to avoid the formation of additional brown spots and to prevent the existing ones from getting darker. The harmful UVA and UVB rays emitted by the sun are responsible for these spots and intensify their pigmentation. It is of the utmost importance to effectively shield the skin from these rays, to avoid midday sun exposure from 10 AM to 3 PM and to seek shade. You also have the option to wear sun-protective clothing, a hat with a 2-inch brim, and UV400 sunglasses to protect your eyes from the UV rays.

Are there prescription medications that can lighten sunspots?

Prescription products with the ingredient hydroquinone, which decreases melanin production, and can effectively reduce sunspots with regular use. In addition, tretinoin, which speeds up the exfoliation of skin cells, can also be used. These products can be used on most skin types.

What causes sunspots?

Sunspots develop as a result of regular exposure to the sun without the use of sunscreen. They commonly appear on individuals with fair skin who have experienced sunburns in the past.

Can OTC lotions help sun spots?

By diligently using specific over-the-counter creams and lotions containing effective ingredients, it is indeed possible to lighten the sunspots. It is important to be patient, as it is a slow process, but you will see gradual changes. For example, retinol increases cell turnover and will improve discolorations without skin irritation or reaction. It is crucial to consistently apply sunscreen every day to protect your skin. While lasers provide a quick solution, the effectiveness of products is comparatively slower.

Can lasers cause scarring?

It is important to seek treatment from a board-certified dermatologist with specialized training in lasers to ensure that the correct settings are used, as improper use of lasers can result in scarring.

Can cryotherapy be used to treat sunspots?

Cryotherapy, a treatment that involves the use of liquid nitrogen, or freezing can be effectively used to address individual sun spots.

Can products help brown spots?

In Dr. Jaliman’s office, there is a wide selection of topical products that she recommends for patients to treat and fade brown spots. The ingredients and formulas of these preparations are unique. They contain niacinamide, retinoids, hydroquinone, glycolic acid, vitamin C, Azelaic, kojic acid, and salicylic acid. Some are combined with hyaluronic acid to make them less irritating to the skin. They help minimize the overproduction of melanin, which causes excess pigment in the skin. We offer many products that also help with the overall rejuvenation of the skin as well as the stimulation of collagen. Doctor-developed skin care lines are often targeted for skin health and specific skin care issues like acne blemishes, skin conditions, and hyperpigmentation, Our patients are very content with these specially formulated products, and we ship them throughout the continental United States. Please look at our product website for specific products.

You can order these cosmetic skincare products for hyperpigmentation online. They are available as a serum, moisturizer, and saturated pad. Extensive research and studies have been conducted to demonstrate their effectiveness. They are safe and effective, with a low level of irritation. Due to their effectiveness, only a small amount of product is needed for optimal results.

Can makeup be worn after treatment?

Makeup or sunscreen can be applied immediately following the procedure.

Can I have lasers during pregnancy?

Lasers are not recommended for use during pregnancy.

Can light peels be used in the area?

Light peels can be used for skin treatment, although they will not eliminate brown spots or age spots. They are effective in providing a glow to the skin.

Can lasers be used to treat brown spots?

Dr. Jaliman provides her patients with a wide range of different lasers to treat brown spots. It depends on how many brown spots you have and the color of your skin. The Accutip laser can be used for a few spots. If you have dark skin, you may need to be treated with the Revlite laser. The Limelight IPL is also very effective if you have lighter skin and many spots. The Faxel laser can be used for brown spots but requires a few days of downtime.

How many laser treatments will I need?

Each person is different. It depends on the dark spots and the depth of the pigment. The procedures are usually performed 4 weeks apart. After your consultation, an individual treatment plan will be tailored to your needs and the number of sessions will be determined.

Is laser treatment painful?

Most of these laser treatments require no anesthesia or pain medication. Most people find laser treatments very tolerable. Only the Fraxel laser requires a topical numbing cream.

What parts of the body can be treated?

Brown spots on almost any area of the body can be treated.