When your skin is discolored it can be extremely noticeable, particularly when brown spots appear on your facial skin. These spots are typically the same texture as surrounding skin tissue but different in color. Brown spots are sometimes referred to as age spots, sunspots, or liver spots. People once referred to them as liver spots because they incorrectly believed that the liver was responsible. Brown spots can appear on any part of the skin that has exposure to the sun, most often on the face, hands, shoulders, scalp, and arms. The spots may appear in isolation or grouped together. Brown spots are normally harmless and do not require treatment, although many people seek out skin brightening treatments for them.
Before getting into skin brightening treatments, it is important to understand the distinction between brown spots and melanoma, a critical form of skin cancer. One is a cosmetic concern, while the other is an serious skin disease. A good rule of thumb is that if you notice a new skin blemish, it is probably a good idea to make an appointment with us so that we can examine it.
Skin Brightening Treatments
Brown spots typically affect only superficial layers of skin, making them susceptible to minimally invasive treatment techniques. Avoiding surgery is a good thing since it leads to quicker recovery times and fewer complications.
Chemical Peels for Brown Spots
Chemical peels are good skincare treatments for a wide range of conditions including brown spots. We use a chemical solution to remove some of the outer skin layer affected by skin blemishes. This encourages your body to form new skin tissue that rises up from beneath and replaces old, damaged skin affected by unsightly spots.
Spot Removal with Microneedling
Microneedling also makes an effective spot removal technique. We use a small device coated in fine needles to puncture the skin. In response, your body will replace damaged skin tissue affected by brown spots with new skin displaying fewer imperfections. In addition to helping remove unsightly blemishes, microneedling is also effective at removing lines, wrinkles, and scars.
If you are looking for a more rapid treatment for your brown spots, microneedling may not be sufficient for your needs. But if you are able to wait a few weeks or months to allow your skin time to remodel itself, microneedling often makes an extremely effective skin brightening technique.
Your Skin Brightening Consultation
If you would like to schedule a skin brightening treatment, or are seeking more information about our procedures, please reach out and make an appointment with Eva Claiborne Beauty & Wellness! At our convenient location in Tiburon, CA, our caring and dedicated team of professionals are happy to explain this option in greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!