Brown spots are a common and stubborn sign of aging that can be impossible to remove without professional intervention. At the Laser and Dermatology Institute of California in Covina, California, Antonious Abraham, PA-C, and the dermatology team specialize in brown spot removal with noninvasive and minimally invasive technologies, such as PiQo and Pulse-dye treatments. Call the dermatology center today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
Brown spots are areas of the skin that produce more melanin than others. Melanin, the pigment that gives the hair, skin, and eyes color, can cause dark spots to appear on the skin. These marks may look tan, brown, red, or even black. While brown spots are rarely cause for concern, they can be aesthetically unappealing.
Fortunately, the dermatology team at the Laser and Dermatology Institute of California offers a wide range of treatments to significantly reduce the appearance of brown spots and hyperpigmentation.
Brown spots are the direct result of overactive pigment cells producing too much melanin. While anybody can develop brown spots with age, ultraviolet (UV) rays tend to accelerate the process. Sun exposure, frequent sunburns (even during childhood), and tanning beds are the three most common risk factors for brown spots. Another factor to consider are hormonal imbalances that occur with age, pregnancy, and medications.
Hyperpigmentation affects any skin color, but brown spots are often more noticeable in individuals with fair skin.
The laser and Dermatology Institute of California has an array of lasers and energy-based devices to treat brown spots. These devices direct laser or radiofrequency energy into the skin to shatter pigment to promote a more even skin tone.
Popular treatments your dermatologist may recommend include:
The team performs a comprehensive skin evaluation before recommending the appropriate treatment plan for your brown spots.
At-home treatments are rarely effective at reducing the appearance of stubborn brown spots. It is important to be evaluated by a healthcare professional to see what type of pigmented lesion the patient may have.
While brown spots are not always avoidable, practicing healthy skin care habits can reduce your risk of developing them. To prevent brown spots, the team may recommend:
These habits can also minimize your risk of skin cancer and other harmful skin conditions.
Achieve clearer, more even skin with brown spot treatments at the Laser and Dermatology Institute of California. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.