Can Laser Treatments Help Reduce Brown Spots on My Skin?
Are you self-conscious about brown spots on your skin? Hyperpigmentation may be caused by sun exposure, hormone changes, or even acne scars. Now, laser treatments at Imperial Dermatology can reduce their appearance and provide a more even skin tone.
Double Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Simona Bartos uses the latest technology to target unwanted pigmentation. Learn about our advanced cosmetic solutions by scheduling a skin assessment in Hollywood, FL. Our friendly staff creates a comfortable environment where you can relax and receive high-quality care.
How do brown spots form?
Discoloration is normally the result of prolonged sun exposure with no protection. This is because UV rays penetrate deep into the skin, causing the cells to produce more melanin in an attempt to save themselves. The overproduction of melanin is what leads to brown spots.
Another cause of hyperpigmentation involves hormone changes (specifically, an increase in estrogen levels). This is why many women get brown spots during pregnancy, menopause, or when taking birth control pills. They may appear on areas like the face, neck, and chest.
Acne and other trauma or inflammation can also lead to discolored areas. When acne blemishes clear away, they sometimes leave behind scars that are darker than the surrounding skin. These dark marks may be permanent unless treated by a professional dermatologist.
How does laser treatment help with brown spots?
Topical creams and gels can encourage skin lightening but may not provide the desired results. Imperial Dermatology may recommend one of several potential solutions for hyperpigmentation, including chemical peels, radiofrequency microneedling via Morpheus8, and laser treatments such as IPL Lumecca.
Laser technology directly targets the skin with short pulses of intense light. The body then removes these damaged cells through natural processes, resulting in a brighter and more even-toned complexion.
Benefits of laser treatment at Imperial Dermatology include:
- Reduce the appearance of brown spots
- Improve skin texture and tone
- Safe for most skin types
- Minimal side effects
- Short treatment sessions
What happens during laser treatment at our clinic
Dr. Bartos will carefully select the best laser technology for your needs based on the type and severity of your hyperpigmentation. We also provide detailed instructions on how to care for your skin before and after treatment.
Laser sessions are generally quick and easy, with most sessions lasting 30 minutes to an hour. Patients experience minimal to no discomfort, which can be minimized with a topical numbing cream. Most patients require 1-4 appointments spaced out over the course of several weeks in order to achieve optimal results.
Caring for your skin after laser treatment
Laser treatments can provide significant improvements in the appearance of brown spots and other types of hyperpigmentation. Though results are long-lasting, it's important to remember that new brown spots may form if you continue to expose yourself to UV rays. We recommend maintaining your results by using sunscreen and protective clothing when spending any amount of time outside.
We understand that some causes of brown spots are out of our control. Imperial Dermatology is happy to provide additional laser sessions as needed in the future.
Get evenly-toned skin with Imperial Dermatology
Brown spots don't have to be a permanent fixture on your skin. Cutting-edge laser treatment with IPL Lumecca is known for producing excellent results with minimal side effects. Anyone interested in learning more should call Imperial Dermatology for a skin consultation in Hollywood, FL. Double Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Simona Bartos is proud to offer the latest and most effective technologies for a variety of conditions.