If you have small or large brown spots developing on your face or if you have large patches that get darker during the Summer, laser skin resurfacing may be your best option for removing them. There are several reasons why brown spots develop on the skin, but exposure to direct sunlight for extended periods of time is the main cause.
Other causes may be certain medications, such as hormones. Genetics may also cause brown spots. A brown spot or a sunspot is a small area on your face where a higher number of pigment cells gather. It may also be a place where pigment molecules collect. You have excess melanin or pigment in the top layer of skin as well as in the deeper layers. Since brown spots have several causes, there are different types of laser treatments. During a consultation with our specialist, your brown spots may be diagnosed and the correct laser treatment to remove them may be recommended.
Sunspots and other brown spots are also called age spots, and may make you look older than you are. Older people may like to remove them to have a younger appearance. Laser treatments are safe because they target only the pigment in the skin and leave the surrounding skin cells untouched.
Technology has advanced lasers for the treatment of skin issues in the last decade. The laser device produces a single, specific wavelength that is designed to remove one problem. The lasers that are used to eliminate brown spots break up the excess pigment that is causing the spots. The resulting tiny flakes are absorbed by the skin and disappear.
The procedure is done in our office and is quick. A partial treatment may take 30 to 45 minutes and a full treatment may take up to two hours. It requires no anesthesia, and one or two treatments give the best results.
Laser skin resurfacing is a technique that dissolves the molecular bonds of the imperfections one layer at a time. The skin begins to appear smoother and have a uniform appearance. The procedure is also called laser skin rejuvenation because the treatment produces more youthful-looking skin. Other imperfections that may be removed with laser skin resurfacing are fine lines and wrinkles, irregular skin pigmentation and scars. When the outer layers of the skin are affected, the formation of collagen and new skin cells is stimulated.
It is important to have realistic expectations about the procedure. Our specialist can help you understand the results you can expect so that you are knowledgeable about the treatment and its limitations before you make a decision. The main benefits are youthful-looking skin and the removal of brown spots and other imperfections.
When you talk to our specialist at New Beauty Wellness in Westport, you can learn if you are a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing for the removal of your brown spots. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.