For brown spots on the legs, what is the most effective laser??

Hey Dr. Irwin. I've tried the IPD laser for brown spots on my legs. I have numerous spots on my legs below my knees. I've had 3 treatments and they are still there. Can you please tell me what to do. I don't even want to wear walking shorts. Thank you so much for your help.

Okay, so I’m thinking you meant IPL instead of IPD. IPL lasers can be quite effective for flat (not raised) brown spots (lentigoes) on the face and works quite well on the chest. As you move down the body, it works less well.


On the legs, the Fraxel Dual is much more effective but also requires more skill. Make sure of the quality of the center you pick – you want a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon on site full time with a lot of expertise and experience with lasers.


More information on how to find a good dermatologist.

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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