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4 Your Health: New technology helping wipe away blotchy, red, and brown spots on our faces

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TUCSON - With an average of 286 sunny days a year here in Tucson, it's tough avoiding those damaging ultra violet rays.

The longer we live here, the more likely we are to develop blotchy, red, and brown spots on our faces. But now it's easier than ever to wipe them away.

Dr. Christopher Maloney, of Maloney Plastic Surgery in Tucson, sees a lot of patients with sun damage on their faces. 

Dr. Maloney uses a Sciton Erbium Laser to erase those unsightly spots. He said the laser is much safer than old fashioned chemical peels.

"When you apply chemicals to the face, you're applying the same chemical, the same concentration to the entire face," said Dr. Maloney. "You can use extra chemicals in some areas but you can't really 100 percent control just how deep you're going, or how invasive you're getting, with the chemicals."

The latest laser technology allows the doctor to be more precise around sensitive areas which can be burned by chemicals, leaving the patient with significant scarring or color changes. 

"So around the eyes we can be more gentle with a less aggressive, lower level of treatment. And areas such as the nose or other areas around the mouth we can be much more aggressive," Dr. Maloney said.

Learn more about Maloney Plastic Surgery at their 4 Your Health page

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