Brown spots (liver spots, sun freckles) are due sun damage accumulating over the years.

People of all skin types can and usually do develop brown spots on their skin on the face, neck, and chest, the hands and arms, and the legs. Generally, such spots do not pose a health risk many people find these spots are a cosmetic concern.

(Occasionally a brown spot becomes larger and has irregular pigment and/or shape this should be evaluated by a dermatologist to make sure it is not lentigo maligna, a freckle type of melanoma). Fortunately, there are multiple ways that our providers at Advanced Dermatology can employ to remove brown spots from the skin.