His communications director, Adam Jentleson, tells ITK that Reid underwent the skin treatment on Wednesday and routinely gets the unspecified procedure done about every six months to a year.
Jentleson reiterated that the four dark-colored spots aren't indicative of a serious health problem. “It’s nothing,” Jentleson said.
Reid jested about the coloring on Thursday.
"The marks on my face have nothing to do with fiscal cliff or disagreements between Speaker [John] Boehner and I. It has to do with being very pale and living in the desert my whole life," the senator said.
Boehner (R-Ohio) reportedly told Reid to "go f--k yourself" during a heated confrontation before a "fiscal cliff" meeting last week at the White House.