Photofacial for Dark Spots?

I am in my early 30's, skin looks healthy overall. I have a few (about 5-10) small dark spots on my face. But I don't have any red or brown areas. My skin tone is pretty even.

I am currently under Microderm and Glycolic peel treatments. My skin has a healthy glow and I feel the firmness. But I don't think it has helped to fade the dark spots. Will I be a good candidate for Photofacial? Any other alternative/products if I don't choose Photofacial?

Doctor Answers 2

PhotoFacials are great for dark brown spots.

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Dear Lucky,

I would start by getting these dark spots evaluated by a board certified dermatologist.

Provided your derm says they're ok, IPL (intense pulsed light) is a great way to lighten them. In fact, the darker they are, the better they will respond.

Ask for a test treatment on one of them to see how your skin responds, rather than getting all of them treated on your first visit.

I hope this helps, and best regards.

West Orange Facial Plastic Surgeon
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I would recommend that you see a board certified dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon for an evaluation of your spots prior to any treatment. 

Sam Naficy, MD, FACS
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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