Tired of connecting the dots on your face?
Brown spots on the skin are usually caused by sun damage and aging. Sometimes called liver or age spots, brown spots on the skin are hyperpigmentation resulting from too much exposure to the sun’s UV rays, or from UV ray exposure in tanning beds.
It’s important to note that not all brown spots on the body are simply age spots. An experienced dermatologist needs to ensure that they are innocent and not worrisome.
A detailed skin analysis can help identify the type and number of spots.
What Causes Brown Spots?
Chronic exposure to the sun, even with sun block, exposes the skin to ultraviolet light type C waves, radiation as well as infrared radiation. This results in dark spots or brown spots appearing on the face, hands, feet, legs and body. Our prevent, treat, maintain approach is crucial to the management of these bothersome discolorations. Prevention with use of vitamin c serums in combination with sunblock is mandatory.
The reason why brown spots most commonly appear on the face, chest, arms, shoulders, and the other aforementioned regions is because these regions experience a great deal of direct exposure to sunlight.
Apart from sun damage, a person may develop brown blemishes called melasma. Also referred to as the “mask of pregnancy”, this hyperpigmentation usually presents itself more commonly in pregnant women and patients with darker skin tone. Melasma can be aggravated by the effects of the sun and can often become darker or cover larger facial areas if not treated.
Our Treatment Options For Brown Spots
Rao Dermatology in Edmonton offers several different treatment options to minimize or eliminate brown spots. Our very effective Halo laser for instance, can remove brown spots, while red spots, which can be spider angiomas or cherry spots, can easily be removed with Excel V laser or BBL.
Maintenance is the final and most important step, accomplished by an advanced skin care regimen and regular visits. Experts at Rao Dermatology are aptly qualified to review your irregular spots and recommend a comprehensive program customized to your needs.
Our Halo laser helps restore your skin’s youthful glow. Over time, sun damage and the body’s natural aging process can cause your skin to have sun spots, fine lines, and lose its natural, healthy glow.
Halo is the world’s first hybrid fractional laser, combining two lasers in one to take years of damage off of the face, and reveal your inner glow! The most scientifically advanced treatment for sun damage, pigment, fine lines, texture, and pores, without the downtime of traditional ablative and fractional lasers.
Halo is a total skin rejuvenation treatment. You will see dramatic changes in overall tone, texture discoloration, skin reflectivity, lines, pore size, and glow.
Medical Facials are a great way to maintain your skin and further combat the signs of aging. They are affordable milder forms of treatment that can still make a difference when done routinely.
These procedures help to preserve the skin post laser treatments and are even an option for those who want a more gradual low risk treatment program.
At Rao Dermatology, we truly believe that a proper skincare regimen is essential for healthy youthful skin. We offer a comprehensive, tailored daily skin care program that will help bring back your skins natural, healthy glow.
Book Your Consultation Today
Book your consultation with Dr. Rao today. He will take the time to address your specific needs and answer any questions or concerns you may have about the various brown spot removal procedures offered at Rao Dermatology. Also, he will make specific recommendations as to the best treatment plan for achieving your desired results.
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