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What Can I Do to Remove Dark Spots?

I have dark/discolored spots on my face either from old sun damage or hormones. What can I do to remove those?

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Treatment of dark age spots

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As age the pigment cells in the skin migrate into small gatherings on the skin surface creating freckle like age spots  i.e. a blotchy skin pigmentation. The medical term is solar lentigines. Without a face to face examination one cannot say what would be best in your case. Your available options are chemical peel, laser resurfacing and IPL.

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon

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