People get skin spots for a variety of reasons. The most common reason is aging, which can cause those brown liver spots, or “solar lentigines”, that many of us develop on our hands and face. If you spend a lot of time in the sun, lead a very outdoorsy life, have ever smoked, or excessively used alcohol in the past, these lifestyle choices can also lead to discoloration and hyperpigmentation of the skin.
Black spot treatment and brown spot treatment can both be accomplished in a variety of ways, which means that we can work with you to create a tailored plan that will target your problem areas and work best with your skin type. For example, a microdermabrasion treatment might be best for someone with dull, aged skin that just needs a good buff to look young and healthy again.
We are also equipped with the latest IPL photofacial equipment, and can prescribe bleaching creams with hydroquinone if needed. An IPL treatment is a very bright light that attracts dead skin cells, helps diffuse redness, and get blood and elastin production moving again to make skin look healthy. With the right follow up treatments, which we can provide at many of our clinics, IPL can produce amazing results.
Bleaching creams are another option for brown and black spot treatment. Unlike the creams you’ll find over the counter at a drug store, ours contain hydroquinone, which usually requires a prescription that we can provide. This cream can help lighten skin tone overall, and reduce the appearance of sun damage, freckles, liver spots, and other hyperpigmentation.
We can also apply treatments such as chemical peels, which are filled with vitamins that help restore a healthy glow to damaged skin. There are also laser treatment options that many consumers choose to explore, which work to break up the melanin cells within the dark spots directly. These can be good options for darker areas that have scarred due to trauma or injury.
Our trained professional skin care providers can walk you through all the treatment options until you find the best route for your skin. In addition to using sunscreen and quitting smoking, you can use these treatments to change your entire appearance. No matter why you are experiencing brown or black spots on your skin, together we can get you back to a smooth, even skin tone that makes you look and feel fantastic.