How to Get Rid of Dark Spots on Legs?

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Do you have dark spots on your legs that you’re not too fond of? Good news—you have options!

These brown, gray, or black spots go by a number of names—sun spots, age spots, liver spots, or simply dark spots. Sometimes they can be isolated, or they may appear in clusters. 

Dark spots are not unique to any skin tone or type. They’re incredibly common among adults over the age of 50. But they’re also common among younger people who spend a lot of time in the sun. 

At Entre Nous Aesthetics, our goal is to empower you with cutting-edge treatments that support your needs and goals and optimize your beauty on your terms.

Let’s take a look at what causes dark spots, why you might want to get rid of them, how to treat them, and how to prevent them!

The Cause

Most dark spots on the legs are caused by too much sun exposure over time. People with lighter skin are at higher risk of developing dark spots, but individuals with darker skin tones get dark spots too.

What makes dark spots dark?

Ultraviolet (UV) light causes pigment cells to become overactive, producing melanin (the pigment that gives your skin its color) faster and in greater amounts. Over time, dark spots form as a result of this excess pigment clumping together.

Why Get Rid of Them?

Dark spots are similar to freckles (though dark spots don’t usually fade on their own) and are not harmful in and of themselves. But that being said, it’s important to know what you’re dealing with—what kind of dark spots you have. If you aren’t sure what kind of dark spots are on your legs, we recommend seeing your doctor to rule out melanoma or other conditions. 

The Mayo Clinic recommends seeing a doctor if a spot:

  • Has an irregular border
  • Is black
  • Is increasing in size
  • Is bleeding 
  • Has an unusual combination of colors 

Most of our patients come in for dark spot removal for aesthetic reasons. If you’re feeling self-conscious about dark spots on your legs, Entre Nous can help eliminate them and get you back to feeling confident again. 

Treatment Options

If you’re looking for how to get rid of dark spots on legs, here are some of our most popular solutions.


BBL® by Sciton is our go-to treatment for quickly getting rid of dark spots on the body. As an IPL (intense pulsed light) treatment, BBL zaps away blemishes and sun damage by breaking down excess melanin, stimulating collagen production, and accelerating new skin growth. 

Chemical Peel

People often think chemical peels are only for the face, but the reality is that they can be used almost anywhere on the body, including the legs. Entre Nous’ aesthetic experts can customize your chemical peel to gently remove the outer layers of skin where sun damage accumulates.

How to Prevent Dark Spots

The best way to prevent sun damage of any kind, and to keep you from asking “how to get rid of dark spots on legs?” again in the future, is to limit your time in the sun and to apply sunscreen to all areas of your skin that are being exposed to the sun. 

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At Entre Nous Aesthetics, we’re passionate about giving every patient an experience that reflects their unique, individual needs. We can treat a variety of concerns, including cellulite, age spots, scars, and more.

If you’re trying to figure out how to remove dark spots on legs, you’ve come to the right place. Whether it’s your first time seeking aesthetic care, or you’re taking the next steps in your rejuvenation journey, we’re here to help you achieve beautiful, natural results. 

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