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BROWN SPOTS, AGE SPOTS & RED SPOTS
Laser technology can reduce or remove unwanted spots

Do you have unwanted red spots or brown pigment spots such as birthmarks, freckles, sun spots/age spots, and flat, brown moles? Dermatologic surgeons and patients alike have embraced laser technology for the treatment of a wide range of skin conditions and imperfections - including brown spots, sun spots/age spots and red spots. SkinCare Physicians & Surgeons utilizes 11 of the most advanced lasers available, allowing Dr. Tse the liberty of pairing numerous treatment options for optimal results.

BROWN SPOTS & AGE SPOTS
Freckles, liver spots, sun spots/age spots and dark moles are just some of the brown spots that can be effectively treated with lasers. Brown birthmarks such as café-au-lait macule and Becker's nevus can also be improved with lasers.

WHAT TYPES OF LASERS ARE USED?
The Alexandrite laser, Q Switched YAG laser, or the Intense Pulsed Light may be used to treat various brown spots. Your physician or certified nurse practitioner may choose to use just one laser, or a combination of lasers for the most effective treatment, depending on the type of brown spot.

WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE?
Any healthy individual with no serious medical conditions may be a good candidate.

WHAT IS THE TREATMENT LIKE?
Your skin is first numbed with a topical anesthetic to minimize any discomfort, and your eyes are protected with special goggles.The laser treatment may feel like the snap of a rubber band.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?
The number of treatments needed depends on the condition being treated. Some spots can be completely removed with just one treatment while other lesions may require a series of treatments.

IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME?
Temporary redness and mild swelling, which usually resolves in 1 to 2 days, may occur immediately after treatment. Occasionally, some spots may darken temporarily and then gradually fade away after several days.


RED SPOTS
Broken blood vessels, spider veins, and cherry angiomas (small red bumps typically occurring on the chest and back, although they may appear elsewhere) are just some of the red spots that can be effectively treated with lasers. Red scars resulting from acne, abrasions, or surgical procedures can also be improved with lasers.

WHAT YPES OF LASERS ARE USED?
The Vbeam® Perfecta Laser, the Intense Pulsed Light, and the Gentle YAG laser can be used to treat various red spots. Multiple treatments may be necessary, although some lesions may be completely removed with just one treatment. Your physician or certified nurse practitioner may choose to use just one laser, or a combination of lasers for the most effective treatment, depending on the type of red spot.

WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE?
Any healthy individual with no serious medical conditions may be a good candidate.

WHAT IS THE TREATMENT LIKE?
Your skin is first numbed with a topical anesthetic to minimize any discomfort, and your eyes are protected with special goggles. The laser treatment may feel like the snap of a rubber band.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?
The number of treatments needed depends on the condition being treated. Some spots can be completely removed with just one treatment while other lesions may require a series of treatments.

IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME?
Temporary redness and mild swelling, which usually resolves in 1 to 2 days, may occur immediately after treatment.

Yardy Tse, MD is Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Practicing in San Diego for over 23 years, Dr Tse is recognized by physicians and patients alike for her expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. Dr. Tse is also highly regarded for her proficiency in laser surgery and cosmetic medicine.