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What Are 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, 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. Lasers can help restore even skin tone if the damage is already done.

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.

Before and After Sun Damage Treatment*

*Individual results may vary.

*Individual results may vary.

Why Choose Mill Creek Skin & Laser?

  • We are the experts at pigment removal for all skin types and have achieved excellent results for our clients since 2005.
  • We have several advanced lasers in order to treat various pigment conditions and skin colors.
  • We have 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) and to repair, prevent and protect the 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 will recommend that you see a dermatologist.


Sun spot and fine lines are gone and I’m so excited to see the final results in another week or so. Thank you Dr. Lin!


What types of pigment can Mill Creek Skin & Laser treat?

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

What are the Benefits of Pigment Removal?

  • 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

Live in the Edmonds, Marysville area? Get a free sun damage consultation.
Call now  425.316.8200