How to Undo Brown Spots

How to Undo Brown Spots | RefinedMD, Los Gatos + San Jose

How to Undo Brown Spots

When asked what the first, most obvious signs of aging are, most people will say wrinkles. However, at RefinedMD, we are equally asked about undoing brown spots. Also known as liver spots, age spots, and hyperpigmentation, brown spots can also quickly age a person. Moles and freckles are technically a form of brown spots, too—and if you are prone to them, you typically get more as you get older—but other forms of brown spots are common signs of getting older. Sun damage accumulates over time, and that sunburn you endured as a child as well as several years of forgetting sunscreen or improper application of the same add up. The good news is that this kind of sun damage is reversible with the right tools and technology.

If you look at a child, they lack most types of hyperpigmentation. Some have freckles and there might be a sprinkling of moles, but the vast majority of brown spots are actually caused by years of UV damage. Hyperpigmentation is the body’s response to this damage. If you want to look younger and achieve skin that is clearer, youthful, and even, reversing sun damage is critical. Let’s take a look at some of the quickest and easiest ways to do this.

Laser-Focus on Clear Skin

Laser skin rejuvenation is a way to tackle all kinds of skin concerns including brown spots. However, not all lasers are created equally and not all are suitable for all skin types. Years ago, those with darker skin tones simply couldn’t undergo laser therapy because of the risk of hypopigmentation (unwanted skin lightening). Fortunately, those days are over and today there are lasers that are safe and effective for skin tones of all kinds.

Lasers work in a myriad of ways, and we are home to the latest technologies for undoing hyperpigmentation, skin laxity, lines, wrinkles, vascular lesions, scarring, and much more. For a thorough skin revitalization, lasers can be ideal because they do so much at once. Plus, today’s lasers are gentle compared to your mother’s laser. There is usually little to no downtime needed. However, a series of lasers is typically best for optimal results. If you start your laser treatment now, you’ll be able to show off results by the end of summer and those results will keep getting better well into the winter months.

Peeling Your Way to Youthful Skin

Chemical peels are another way to achieve clear skin, and they work just like the name suggests. These topicals use a combination of chemicals that peel away the top layer(s) of skin to both reveal clearer skin below the surface and kick-start collagen production. This means results are both immediate and continue to improve in the weeks following your treatment. There are many types of chemical peels, and we offer light/superficial and medium peels so you get the results you want.

Most people struggling with hyperpigmentation benefit most from light or medium peels, which require little to no downtime. The days are over when you needed a deep peel that left you in pain and with days of downtime. Today’s peels are effective and yet fit into busy schedules. Maintenance sessions are the ideal way to keep and improve upon the results you get after the first appointment.

More Ways to Address Hyperpigmentation

There are many types of hyperpigmentation, and a combination of treatments can serve you best. Adding on microneedling or an in-office facial to lasers and peels can optimize results. Microneedling has long been the original form of collagen induction therapy and can help address a variety of skin issues including hyperpigmentation. It works by creating micro-traumas in the skin, which tells the body to start collagen production at the treatment site. Our facials are all customized for your needs and goals and can help you get brighter, more radiant skin quickly with a generous side of pampering.

Anyone looking to turn back the clock is going to need professional intervention for maximum results. If you’ve noticed an increase in brown spots recently, it’s unlikely that the cause is this summer’s time in the sun. Brown spots creep up on you, but with professional treatments and technologies, you have the power to undo years of damage. Connect with RefinedMD today to schedule your consultation. Simply call the office or complete the online contact form now.