Sun Spots

There are various types of spots. Sun spots, age spots, “liver” spots – these are all names for the small brown spots of pigment (melanin) that appear on your face, hands, chest, and other parts of your body.

These spots are caused by photodamage, or sun exposure. These solar lentigines can emerge at any age and on any skin type. Over time, the spots can darken or even grow to become unsightly “splotches.” The best prevention, of course, is daily sunblock SPF30+ year round. If the damage is already done, lasers can help restore even skin tone.

Another type of pigment problem is melasma. Often called the ‘mask of pregnancy,’ melasma appears as a dark ‘stain’ on the skin and can be triggered by hormonal changes. Although doctors have yet to find a cure, a combination of laser treatment and skincare prescription products can manage the condition.

“I went in and had a CO2 laser treatment done on my face last week at Mill Creek Skin & Laser Center. Although the treatment itself was uncomfortable it was so worth it! It’s been a week and I’m already getting compliments on my skin and my sun spots and fine lines are gone and my pores are so much smaller! I can’t wait to see the final results in another week. I would definitely suggest this treatment by Dr. Lin, he made it as comfortable for me as possible and was very good at keeping me informed on all the details of the treatment and post-care instructions. Thank you!” *

Lea A, 2013

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Before & After | Sun Spot Treatment

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“I found the entire staff helpful and friendly. They truly believe in serving the customer by taking the time to listen, understand, and give credible advice. I highly recommend using their services!!” *

Mim P, 2018

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Pigment Types

  • Solar lentigines or age spots
  • Sun spots
  • Café au lait patches (pigmented birthmarks)
  • Nevus of Ota (blue hyperpigmentation that occurs on the face)
  • Melasma

Treatment Choices

  • Nd:Yag Laser
  • PicoSure Focus Laser
  • Q-Switch Laser
  • SmartSkin CO2 Fractional Laser
  • IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)
  • Photodynamic Therapy

Treatment Benefits

  • Clearer, more radiant looking skin
  • Lower risk of pigmentation changing into a melanoma
  • Smaller pores
  • More even skin tone
  • Softer, smoother texture
  • Reduction in fine lines

“AMAZINGGGGG! I had melasma (dark aging spot) on my face, I had tried many products, it didn’t help until I tried to get laser treatment at Mill Creek Skin & Laser Center. After 5-6 laser treatments, the dark spot started fading, and after 10 treatments much better. I am glad I found this clinic – Great Doctor, Great Staff, Great result!” *


*Individual results may vary

Why Mill Creek Skin & Laser Center

Mill Creek Skin & Laser Center combines science and aesthetics to promote healthier, more beautiful skin. We specialize in proven and highly effective non-surgical treatments to help you achieve your desired results.

Our clinic offers a range of options: customized treatment plans, award-winning lasers, and medical-grade skin care products to help fade, manage, or reduce pigment (depending on pigment type).

We are experts at pigment removal for all skin types and colors and have achieved excellent results for our clients since 2005. We excel at helping you repair, prevent, and protect your skin from future damage.

Come in for a consultation
A consultation is required to evaluate your pigment. If any spots appear to be potentially suspicious, laser treatment will not be performed and we’ll recommend that you see a dermatologist.

Our doctor and professional aestheticians are trained in the latest and most advanced techniques in medical cosmetics.

Mill Creek Skin & Laser Center invests in a wide range of lasers and devices that ensure our clients achieve the highest results. Our lasers and modalities can be used singularly or in combination to achieve optimal results.

Dr. Lin has a comprehensive knowledge of laser physics and advanced laser training. He attends Harvard conferences each year to collaborate, test, and review the newest and most effective procedures, treatments, and medical devices. This keeps our clinic current and at the forefront of technology.

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