What is the best way to get rid of facial brown spots?

Author: Dr. Bobby Buka

There are a lot of ways for us to remove facial brown spots. The least invasive and inexpensive technique is a topical cream known as hydroquinone. Available in concentrations of 4% to 8%, this can be prescribed for you by your board certified dermatologist. In a month’s time, the brown spots will lighten.

Alternatively, we have various chemical peels, most commonly trichloroacetic acid and glycolic acid, that can lighten brown spots.

The final option for removing brown spots is through a laser technique. There are a variety of lasers available, such as a non-ablative, less intense laser that includes the pulsed dye laser and the alexandrite laser. There are more intense lasers that tend to have better efficacy include the CO2, or carbon dioxide, lasers that are ablative.

However, we cannot forget to mention a more old-school conventional method. With this technique, your dermatologist will take a very light electric current called a hyfrecator to tap the top of those brown spots. This allows the spots to crust and then fall off.