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Restore the youthful appearance of your hands!

As people get older, many notice that their hands show the most visible signs of aging. Hands bear the brunt of sun damage through the development of dark brown age spots and skin thinning. These translate into aging hands with brown spots and prominent veins. Here at ReJuva Dermatology, Vein & Skin Cancer Center, our skilled physicians have the skills and latest laser technology to improve the appearance of your hands.

Our experts Dr. Rasouli and Dr. Mazloom treat countless patients at our Venice, FL office. They are both double board-certified and have years of experience in the field of general and cosmetic dermatology.

Why do I get Brown
Spots on My Hands?

One of the more common questions that we receive from our Sarasota County patients is why they have so many brown spots on their hands? Brown spots, or age spots, typically start to appear in adults who are over 50 years old, however excessive sun exposure can cause younger people to develop them as well.

When the body is exposed to UV rays, skin will start to form excessive amounts of melanin (a pigment cell) to protect itself. When the melanin clumps together, a new brown spot will form.

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Are Brown Spots Dangerous?

Age spots are normal and do not require a medical diagnosis. However, you should refer to a medical professional in the following circumstances:

  • If your spots start to grow larger
  • If your spots look irregularly shaped
  • If your spots turn black or change rapidly, this could indicate a cancerous growth

Our patients from Sarasota County and the surrounding areas see plenty of sunlight in their lives. Even though brown spots are not dangerous, many of them choose to remove them for cosmetic reasons.

Treatment Options for Brown Spots in Sarasota County

Topical cream

Topical creams

Depending on the size and number of your brown spots, treatment may vary. For small spots, we might prescribe creams or lotions for you to apply topically. These creams will have bleaching elements to lighten the spots, or mild steroids to fade the spots over time.

Laser treatment

Laser treatments

Our physicians at ReJUVA Dermatology & Vein Center offer the newest laser treatments for brown spots and other conditions at our Venice clinic. After thorough assessment, Dr. Mazloom and Dr. Rasouli will choose the right laser treatment for your dark spots.

The treatments are typically painless since we use different techniques to mitigate any discomfort. The targeted brown skin cells will absorb the light and eventually are peeled off, leaving your body to create new cells to replace them.

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How to Prevent New Brown Spots from Forming?

After you improve the appearance of your hands, you do not want to blemish them with new brown spots in the future. Prevention methods for avoiding brown spots include:

  • Use sunscreen every time you go outside (SPF 30 or higher)
  • Reapply the sunscreen every 2 hours if needed
  • Carry a sun umbrella for outdoor events
  • Don’t sit in the sun during peak UV time (differs per location, but 11 am – 3 pm in Florida)
  • Avoid using tanning beds

We are happy to provide additional advice if you have other questions about brown spots.

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