Dark Spots, Brown Spots, & Sun Spots Treatment
Skin discoloration is common, yet treatable. Dark spots, or benign pigmented lesions, such as freckles, liver spots (age spots), and café-au-lait (brown patches), appear in many people on different areas of the skin. Some spots are related to excessive sun exposure. Others, like melasma, can be caused by hormone changes, often impacting women following pregnancy. Many of these skin discolorations can be distressing and affect quality of life.
PicoWay is a high power, ultra-short pulse laser that reaches below the skin’s surface to break unwanted dark spots into tiny particles. PicoWay is highly effective in skin pigment removal. Many patients see visible improvement following the first treatment.
Excessive sun exposure in your youth may have damaged the cells that produce melanin (skin pigmentation), which leads to dark spots on your face, chest, and hands. Sun spots are also referred to as age spots, liver spots or dark spots, and are flat brown, gray or black spots. While sun spots may not show up until the age of 40, they can also appear on younger people.
True sun spots are harmless and don’t require treatment, but they can look like cancerous growths so it is recommended that you have them medically diagnosed so that you can rule out a more serious condition. It is important to remember that sun spots take years to form, so it stands to reason that some treatments may take time to work. On the other hand, treatments may provide immediate results, with lengthy recovery time. Some treatments include:
- Lightening creams
- Laser therapy with Picoway Laser
- Chemical peels
The best remedy for sun spots is prevention—always use sunscreen. Visit a MedSpa for further information on sun spot treatments so that you can improve the appearance of your skin.
Want more information removing dark spots, brown spots, sun spots, & more at Premier Derm Center? Call our Houston, TX office today at (832) 767-5975 today