What lasers does Dr. Behr use to remove brown spots?
Dr. Behr has several laser and light systems to help remove brown spots. These include the RevLite Q-switched Nd:YAG laser, the Iridex 532 laser and the elos Aurora IPL system.
What brown spots can be removed?
Raised scaly brown spots or seborrheic keratoses can be removed with the Iridex laser. Flat age spots, freckles, brown spots and birthmarks (cafe-au-lait and Nevus of Ota) can be removed with the Medlite laser. Freckles, sun spots and age spots can also be removed with the elos IPL system. Sometimes a combination or series of different lasers are used for the best results. The laser treatments are combined with skin care including sunscreen and sometimes a skin lightening cream.
How many treatments are needed?
That depends on the lesions being treated and the patients response. Some lesions are removed in one treatment while others do better with a series. Dr. Behr and her certified nurses will evaluate your skin to determine your needs.
What is the recovery?
Often the lesions get darker and slightly crusty for about 5-7 days. During this time an antibiotic ointment will be applied and sun avoidance is important.