If you are plagued with brown spots on your skin, you are not alone. These pesky brown spots are also called liver spots or age spots. They can crop up on your face, your arms, your shoulders, and your legs. Typically, they appear anywhere on your body that has had exposure to the sun for years. Brown spots may look like they are dangerous to your health, but they are not. While they may be harmless, you may consider them an eyesore. They are especially bothersome on your face. If makeup is not enough to hide your brown spots, laser treatment can help you to get rid of them.
Understanding Laser Treatment for Brown Spots
Laser treatment is a safe and effective way to make your brown spots fade away over time. Treatment will require more than one session to get the desired effect. A laser is directed at your brown spots during each session, targeting the melanin that has clumped together to create blemishes. The laser will destroy the build-up of melanin in your skin without causing any harm to your skin. Over the course of several treatments, you’ll notice that your brown spots are fading away.
What to Expect During Laser Treatment for Brown Spots
When you opt for laser treatment, you will be made comfortable in the office. You can expect your session to run from twenty minutes to a half hour, depending on how many brown spots are being treated. Local anesthesia or cool packs to minimize pain may be used before your procedure. The laser treatment involves brief pulses of concentrated light. After treatment, be sure to take care when you are cleansing your skin, using cleansers that are not abrasive. You will be provided with antibiotic cream or ointment to prevent the risk of infection and increase your healing time. You need to apply sunscreen any time that you are going to be exposed to the sun to prevent damage to your sensitive skin. Be proactive after your sessions are completed by being dedicated to protecting your skin every day.
Learn More About Laser Treatment and Brown Spots Today
When there is something about your appearance that makes you unhappy, you need to do everything possible to rectify the situation. It’s a matter of your personal satisfaction and can make you feel better about yourself.
At The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery, we are dedicated to providing high quality skincare. Contact us today to make an appointment to discuss your brown spots. Your brown spots will be evaluated in order to determine the best treatment plan for you. At that point, you’ll be able to get an idea of how many laser treatments are ahead in order to say goodbye to your age spots. Your brown spots can be a thing of the past once you consider the benefits of laser treatment.