Dark brown spots on your face may be nothing more than overgrown freckles. Brown spots and pigmentation can appear on face, hands, lips, back or any part of the skin. Too many years of direct sunlight is the most common reason for appearing dark spots as you age. Removing brown spots with lasers are only effective on certain types of spots - primarily marks that have a discrete boundary. If your skin tone is uneven, or if you are bothered by general discoloration, you may be a good candidate for treatment using our Laser Rejuvenation treatments.
Laser removal of brown spots usually takes 15 minutes to 30 minutes depending on the size, color, and depth of the spot, as well as the number of spots to be treated. Most treatments do not require any anesthetic, and all are done on an outpatient basis. Brown spots or pigmentation may require 6-8visits to get treated using laser methods. Removing brown spots on skin forms an abrasion and also temporarily reddens. After each treatment, you can resume your normal activities immediately, although you should keep the treated area.
Age spots also called liver spots and solar lentigines are flat gray, brown or black spots. Age spots vary in size and usually appear on the face, hands, shoulders and arms or areas most exposed to the sun. Though age pigmentations are very common in adults older than age 40, they can affect younger people as well. Age spots are caused primarily by years of exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun. The use of commercial tanning lamps and tanning beds can also contribute to the development of age spots.
The pigment in the upper layer of skin (epidermis) that gives your skin its normal color is called melanin. UV light accelerates the production of melanin, creating a tan that helps protect deeper layers of skin from UV rays. On areas of the skin that have years of frequent and prolonged sun exposure, age spots appear when melanin becomes clumped/accumulated or is produced in particularly high concentrations. In addition to sun exposure, simply becoming older can cause the extra production of melanin.
If you're unhappy with the appearance of sun age spots or pigmentation, treatments are available to lighten or remove them. There are several age spot remedies available like using a cream or lotion. Of all the methods which can help to get rid of age spots, pigmentation, Brown spots etc we use Q-switch Laser.
The Q-Switched laser machine purpose built for these aesthetic therapies, the latest technology and an evolution of the Q-Switch laser technology.
• Laser therapy: Laser therapy destroys melanin-producing cells (melanocytes) without damaging the skin's surface. Treatments with a laser typically require several sessions. After treatment, age spots on skin fade gradually over several weeks or months. This laser for age spots has hardly any side effects, but it may result in slight discoloration of the skin.
• Dermabrasion. This procedure consists of sanding down (planing) the surface layer of your skin with a rapidly rotating brush. This procedure removes the skin surface, and a new layer of skin grows in its place. Temporary redness and scab formation can result from this treatment.
• Chemical peel. A chemical peel involves applying mild acids, which peels the outer layer of your skin, to the age spots. As your skin peels, new skin forms to take its place. Several treatments may be necessary before you notice any results. Sun protection is strongly advised following this treatment. Temporary irritation is likely, and there's a slight risk of discoloration.