Brown spots, sun spots, age spots, liver spots, and melasma all refer to the results of accumulated sun damage to your skin. While hormones and skin trauma can also play a role in causing these spots, sun exposure is the main culprit. They appear on the face, hands, arms, and chest area. Red spots (cherry hemangiomas/angiomas) are cherry red papules or lesions on the skin that contain a proliferation of blood vessels and are treated in a similar manner to brown sun spots.
How we treat brown spots, red spots, and sun damage:
We have several different options for treating brown spots and sun damage:
- Microdermabrasion – the skin is “polished” with micro-crystals which are then vacuumed away along with dull, flaky, discolored skin cells.
- Laser Spot Treatment – the laser targets the discolored area and reduces the unwanted pigment, lightening the treated area. This is the most effective method to treat cherry hemangiomas.
- Laser Facial – in addition to reducing pigmented areas, a laser facial will also tone, lift, and tighten the skin on your face and chest.
- Fractional C02 – this treatment is very effective in reducing stubborn melasma.
How do I know which treatment will work best for me?
During your complimentary consultation, our medical providers will examine your skin to determine the best course of treatment to remove the sun damage to your skin. We will also carefully evaluate your skin to determine whether you should be referred to a dermatologist for any areas that may look suspicious.
How many treatments do I need?
Depending on the size and depth of your sun damage, most people typically require from one to six treatments. You may begin seeing results after one or two sessions.