Brown spots on hands can be a tell-tale sign of sun damage and aging. Many beautiful women ask Dr. Kormeili, “What about the brown spots on my hands?”
In this video, Dr. Kormeili demonstrates the use of a chemical peel to correct brown spots on hands.
What Causes Brown Spots On Hands?
Lack of Vitamin B12
According to a 2008 study, a deficiency in vitamin B12 can cause skin discoloration such as brown spots. This discoloration can occur even if no other symptoms are present. Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause “hyper-pigmentation”—this is a condition in which patches of skin become darker. When these manifestations occur on the hands and feet, this study says vitamin B12 deficiency should be investigated as a cause.
Brown spots, may be the result of sun damage that occurred earlier in your life. They’re most often seen on the face and hands, appearing during middle age. Sometimes these brown spots fade on their own, especially if you protect your skin from the sun. You can also have them treated with lasers or peels.
The should not change in color or shape. If they do, we recommend you schedule a skin exam immediately to access for skin cancer.
Treatment For Brown Spots On Hands
There are two main treatments to correct for brown spots on hands: laser and chemical peels.
The chemical peel contains ingredients or products that can both lift the brown pigment through exfoliation, but also improve the health of the DNA damaged skin.
If you are concerned about the brown spots on your hands, call and schedule a consultation with Dr. Kormeili to determine the best treatment for you. We look forward to hearing from you soon.