Red spots, called cherry angiomas, are benign, flat or slightly raised growths that appear primarily on the trunk of your body. They may appear alone or in multiples, and cherry angiomas have a tendency to run in families.
Venous Lakes and Spider Veins
Blue spots, called venous lakes, are dilated superficial veins. Spider veins (telangiectasias) are thread-like dilated capillaries or small veins. Facial telangiectasias are often associated with a condition called rosacea.
Brown spots, called lentigos, are commonly known as freckles. Freckles run in families and usually increase in number in response to sun exposure.
Skin Care Treatments Available
Our skin care experts here at the Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis can address any of these spots with the Lumenis Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). This device functions similarly to a laser, but has broader applications because it contains multiple wavelengths. It is as if there were multiple lasers in one box. The laser nurse selects the wavelength that targets the color of the spot to be treated by inserting a specific filter into the hand piece.
Schedule a Skin Care Consultation
To schedule a consultation, call (901) 756-3838. Remember – spots are for leopards- so shed your spots today!