Preventing Brown Spots (#1 of 3)

First, you have to understand them! What kind of brown spots do you have?

Are they lentigoes (flat and light to medium dark brown) and caused by sun damage? Are they seborrheic keratoses (bumpy and light tan to dark brown)? Are they true moles (can be raised or flat and any color)? Are they melasma (blotchy brown patches, flat and larger than lentigoes)? Or, a combination of several.

And skin cancers can mimic all of these. If you’re not sure, or if a brown spot is changing, you must see a dermatologist to make sure, first, that you don’t have a skin cancer!!!

Coming next – how to prevent and treat the sun damage brown spots (lentigoes) and improve melasma.

See some of the new sunscreens recommended by Dr. Irwin, specifically the Elta MD line (just scroll down to find the Elta MD sunscreens).

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