Make hyperpigmentation a thing of the past. Come to Pure Skin Laser & Aesthetics to be rid of unwanted brown spots, sun damage, or freckles for good! Both chemical peels, and microdermabrasion, all work to eliminate or reduce the appearance of brown spots.
A chemical peel works great for those with many brown spots. A chemical peel is a safe and effective form of treatment for many pigmentation problems. An acid is used to remove the surface layer of the damaged skin with light peeling. After the treatment, the dead skin peels away, allowing healthier, clearer skin to emerge.The acids typically used in this type of peel are natural fruit acids, otherwise known as alpha hydroxy acids. The chemical peel will lighten brown spots and even out other irregularities in pigmentation to give the skin a more uniform color.
The microdermabrasion procedure uses highly controlled vacuum and pressure to move microscopically abrasive aluminum oxide crystals over the surface of the skin. By gently abrading the skin with ultra-fine crystal particles, microdermabrasion can reduce unwanted pigmentary changes and age spots.
Brown spots are caused by a combination of sun damage and a decline in the hormones that regulate the production of melanin. When your skin is exposed to sun, the UV rays can easily break down the collagen and elastin and as a result the skin may become rougher and cause formation of brown, reddish spots due to the excess melanin. Prolonged sun exposure causes the skin cells to produce more melanin and cause surface pigment changes. Melanin is a pigment that gives color to the skin and hair. It helps protect the skin from the harmful sun's rays but increased amount of melanin pigment often result in formation of dark, brown spots.
Brown spots, reddish spots often appear in the location where a pimple used to be and it is called "post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation" or darkening of the skin. The post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is normal. Some acne lesions as cysts and nodules usually leave dark discolorations after the blemish heals, as well as rashes and allergies. Fortunately most of these marks are temporary and the pigmented areas will fade in time. It usually takes approximately 3 months, but if the skin is exposed to sun without protection, it can take up to 2 years. Aside from sun exposure and hormones, hyperpigmentation can be caused by skin damage, such as remnants of blemishes, wounds or rashes.
Brown spots usually appear in areas exposed to sunlight – especially on the chin, around the nose and mouth. In older people brown spots may appear on the face, back, neck, chest, shoulders, and hands.