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Dark Spots Specialist

John Burger, M.D. -  - Skin Care Clinic

Reborn Skin Care

John Burger, M.D.

Skin Care Clinic located in West Caldwell, NJ

Dark spots and brown spots are common skin issues that can be hard to fade or remove with at-home products. If you want to remove areas of hyperpigmentation without resorting to more invasive procedures, try laser skin rejuvenation with John Burger, MD. Dr. Burger uses laser rejuvenation to improve skin tone and appearance at Reborn Skin Care in West Caldwell, New Jersey. The noninvasive and painless procedure may be the solution you need — call or click to schedule a consultation and learn more.

Dark Spots Q & A

What are brown spots?

Brown spots — also called age spots, dark spots, or liver spots — can range in color from light brown to black and have the same texture as the rest of your skin. Dark spots occur most often on the face, hands, arms, shoulders, and upper back. You’re at risk of developing brown spots if you:

  • Have fair skin
  • Are over the age of 40
  • Have a history of frequent sun exposure
  • Have a history of tanning bed use

Wearing sunscreen daily and protecting your skin from the sun by wearing a hat or protective clothing are the best ways to prevent brown spots from developing.

Why do I have dark spots on my skin?

Dark spots and brown spots can be caused by a number of factors that change the pigmentation of your skin. Common causes of dark spots include:

  • UV radiation
  • Acne
  • Lupus
  • Pregnancy
  • Certain medications

Hyperpigmentation is the result of higher concentrations of melanocytes in your skin. These conditions may cause melanocyte proliferation on specific areas of your skin, such as the bridge of your nose after sun exposure, or all over your face, like hormonal changes during pregnancy.

How are dark spots diagnosed?

In order to diagnose dark spots, Dr. Burger does a thorough exam of your skin, comparing areas that have been exposed to the sun frequently to those areas that are normally covered. If he notices a significant difference in the pigmentation of the exposed skin, he diagnoses dark spots.

For other suspicious skin lesions, Dr. Burger may refer you to a dermatologist for a biopsy to rule out skin cancer before recommending any form of treatment.

How can I remove brown spots?

Dr. Burger uses the PicoSure® laser to diminish areas of hyperpigmentation for an evener skin tone. The PicoSure laser emits light energy that penetrates to the deepest layers of your skin to stimulate new cell growth.

These new cells then replace cells on the surface of your skin that appear dry, dull, or darkened. As the old cells slough off with regular face washing you’ll see newer, brighter skin revealed. Compared to other skin-lightening treatments, the PicoSure laser works faster than over-the-counter creams without the side effects of chemical peels, making it a quick, effective, and noninvasive solution to dark spots and brown spots.

To determine if you’re a candidate for laser treatment for dark spots, schedule a consultation at Reborn Skin Care by calling or booking online.