Turn back the hands of time with age spots and brown spots removal!
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Remove unwanted sun spots, age spots, brown spots and other pigmentation with dark spot removal from Southern Dermatology! We offer four treatments to find the best option for you and your skin.
As people age, unsightly dark spots– commonly called age spots, sun spots, or brown spots– can appear on the face, neck, arms, hands and other areas frequently exposed to the sun. The spots are usually sharply defined, rounded, brown, flat patches of skin.
At some point in their lives, most people will develop discolorations across their skin caused by their overactive melanin producers. Too much melanin, the natural pigment within your skin, in small areas can stand out for all the wrong reasons. Radiation from the sun energizes your melanin producers to reveal erratic patterns of dark spots. Some spots are worse than others but, the good news, they’re all treatable.
When you meet with our dermatologists we will create a plan to help you reduce and even eradicate your age spots. There are always three aspects to our treatment strategy. The first is to remove excess surface pigment. The second is to repress pigment production with melanin suppressors. And the third is to protect skin from further damage and relapse. This three prong strategy will help you not only regain clear skin but keep it that way.
Southern Dermatology offers four different treatment options for the removal of age spots and brown spots.
- Chemical peels– chemical peels penetrate below the skins surface and helps clear the way for fresh, new, younger looking skin to arise.
- Laser photorejuvenation– laser treatments use highly focused heat waves to kill off the excess melanin in your skin and help your skin replenish itself splotch free.
- Microdermabrasion– using a diamond to mechanically exfoliate your skin, microdermabrasion helps your skin naturally heal itself and reveal brighter, younger skin.
- Surgery– we can use surgery to remove any unwanted discolorations with minimal scarring or damage to the surrounding skin.
Speak with one of our skin care experts to find which treatment option is best for your goals. After treatment to prolong results, patients should avoid smoking, excessive sun exposure and always wear sunscreen– even in cloudy or rainy weather.
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FAQs About CoolSculpting:
WHAT CAUSES MY BROWN SPOTS AND AGE SPOTS?
These pigmented areas are caused by excess melanin being produced in your skin. High melanin can be present at birth (think birthmarks) but most are caused by overexposure to the sun.
WILL MY RESULTS BE PERMANENT?
Most pigmented lesions, if completely removed, will not return. But, permanence cannot be guaranteed. You will also continue to develop more age spots and freckles with time. The appearance of these new spots should not be confused with recurrence.
WHAT SIDE EFFECTS ARE POSSIBLE?
There is a possibility of hair removal in the area treated with lasers. Skin may also become darker immediately after treatment, but this is considered a normal reaction. In some cases, lesions may develop a crust that will clear one to two weeks after treatment. In rare cases, skin pigment changes may occur, though this is only temporary.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE REQUIRED?
The number of treatments needed will depend on the size, pigmentation, location and treatment option.
HOW CAN FUTURE AGE SPOTS AND BROWN SPOTS BE PREVENTED?
The best way to prevent further spots from forming is to limit sun exposure. Whenever you do go out in the sun, wear a sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30 that has UVA and UVB protection.
*Your results may vary