If you have freckles or age spots that you would like to have removed, you should visit us at our dermatology practice, Charles Kleinberg, MD. Our expert dermatologist in Forest Hills, Dr. Charles C. Kleinberg, specializes in dermatologic disorders, including their diagnosis and treatment, as well as cosmetic skin care.
Many of our patients come to see our dermatologist because they want to get rid of freckles. At our office, we can remove freckles with topical chemical peels, or by using liquid nitrogen. Sometimes our dermatologist will recommend that a certain freckle is surgically removed and biopsied to make sure that it is not a skin cancer that needs to be treated. Freckles are small, flat brown spots that appear on the skin. Freckles usually appear as a result of sun exposure. These freckles generally appear on the face and arms. If you have freckles, you inherited them, but they will become darker the more sun exposure that you have. This is because the ultraviolet rays of the sun will activate the pigment producing skin cells and produce melanin. This melanin shows up as dark spots on the skin. Freckles pose no health hazard, but any freckle that appears to be changing or growing should be seen by our dermatologist to make sure it is not a skin cancer. However, many of our patients want to have their freckles treated due to cosmetic reasons. At our office, we offer chemical peels or treatment with liquid nitrogen to remove the freckles. Our dermatologist in Forest Hills will discuss the different treatment options with you and together you can determine which treatment option is the best way for you to go. Our dermatologist also treats a wide range of other cosmetic dermatology issues including treatment of: acne scarring; rosacea; wrinkles; brown spot removal, and many other cosmetic skin issues.
For an appointment to be seen by our dermatologist in Forest Hills, simply contact our office today.