This was a stubborn brown spot. First, I confirmed it was benign with a biopsy before we began to treat it cosmetically.
It took five monthly treatments with the Excel V laser to get this result. Both Mylene and I did the laser treatments for this patient.
Once clear, my patient has kept the spot from coming back with Obagi dark spot lightener and corrector cream and a Retinoid. The “after” photo is 3 years after treatment. My patient is glad to have it gone and she’s obviously committed to the regimen so it doesn’t reappear.
This diligent maintenance is important! Otherwise, daily activity, sunlight and environmental pollutants will cause recurrence.
My patient granted Dermatology Boutique permission to post her photos on Dr. Golomb’s social media and patient communications. I am grateful that she allowed me to share her photos to help others.