How to Remove Brown Spots Left Behind by the Sun

  • August 3, 2015

What did the sun leave behind?

Let’s face it – a tan is great - but when it fades and leaves large brown spots that’s not so great. Did you know that most people say that dark spots are the biggest indicator of age? More than wrinkles and hair color? No matter what your age, if you’ve got dark brown spots, you could look up to 20 years older!

What treatment is best for removing those unsightly brown marks that show up in the fall, after we’ve put the bathing suits and shorts away and pulled out the cozy sweatshirts and sweaters?  

There are several treatments which can effectively remove the dark spots that stay behind when the sun has left us.  It’s best if you come up with your plan of attack with a Master Esthetician, like the staff at Caddell’s Laser Clinic.

Chemical Peels – Let our Master Estheticians pick the right Chemical Peel for you. We have several different types to choose from and can determine the right one during your consultation. A Chemical Peel superficially injures the skin to provoke the wound healing response that will remove dark pigment.

Laser Treatments – IPL Photo Facial Treatments have proven to be extremely effective on sun damaged skin. The Photo Facial treatments can repair damaged skin with little or no downtime, because of the way they penetrate the skin, heat up the dark spots and destroying them, causing them to flake off after treatment. Depending on your skin tone and the level of damage, more than one treatment may be necessary to remove the spots. The IPL treatment stimulates the production of collagen, which plumps the skin, creating a fresher look. IPL Photo Facials are a great treatment for the face, neck, décolleté and the hands. Within several days your skin can look brand new and damage free.

Use Sunscreen - 90% of brown spots are caused by sun exposure. Basically a brown spot is a pocket of Melanin, the substance used to protect the skin from the sun. You can ward off future discolorations by using a high quality sunscreen and reasonable skin coverage in strong sunlight.

Limiting your sun exposure is key to preventing brown spots. Incorporate sunscreen into your daily routine and use a medical grade sunscreen for best results such as, SunTegrity, Elta MD, SkinCeuticals or Epionce.

Your skin deserves a much needed rest from the sun after the intense summer sun. After the summer months of sun exposure your skin can form discolorations such as freckles and dark spots. Even scars can become more noticeable. In fact, tiny spots can continue to grow larger with time, so the sooner you get them treated the better. Call Caddell’s Laser Clinic for a consultation on how to treat those brown spots.

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