As people age, brown spots, commonly called age spots or liver spots, can appear on the face, back of hands, chest, or upper back. They usually develop in people who have spent time outdoors without adequate sun protection. These large brown spots resemble freckles and are usually seen in people who have sun damage and occur mostly on sun-exposed areas of the skin.
There are various treatments for these age spots including topical therapy, chemical peels, and laser therapy. All of these treatments can be performed in our office, usually with excellent results.