Treatment Of Brown Spots Depends On The Type:
These are flat, smooth light brown spots or blotches found on sun-exposed areas like your cheeks, hands, and legs. They are best treated with the Astanza 532 Laser Treatment.
These are raised, soft ‘tumors’ that start to form on our body and face in adulthood. They are best treated with focal, high-strength chemical peeling or cryo-therapy.
Melasma is a difficult condition of abnormal brown pigmentation on the face that is related to hormones and pregnancy. Treatment requires a combination approach with prescription-strength creams and lasers.
Moles usually form in the first two decades of our lives. They go deep into the skin and are best treated with surgical shaving or excision.
A Note About Melanoma
If you have a pigmented growth that is changing size and color or evolving in any way, please contact our office for a skin check to rule out melanoma.
The Astanza laser emits an intense beam of light that is directed toward your pigment. Lesions such as brown age spots or brown birthmarks absorb the laser energy much more than the normal skin. This lets the laser remove these blotches without harming your surrounding skin.
Our physician, physician assistant or nurse will use the laser hand piece to pulse over the spots. Your treatment time depends on the number and size of lesions that you have to be treated. A single small brown mark takes only a few seconds. Treating many spots on the hands or face can take up to thirty minutes.
You may experience mild discomfort or a hot tingle with each treatment. Numbing creams are rarely necessary. Within a few minutes your treated areas may become mildly sensitive or itchy. You can put an ice pack on the area for a few minutes to minimize discomfort.
The areas that are treated will turn white immediately. Within minutes, the white color changes to red and then a red-violet thin crust forms.
These crusts fall off in a few days on the face, but can last about two weeks on the arms and longer on the legs. A slight pink discoloration under the crust remains and fades slowly over one to three months depending on the site.
Many patients get great results after one treatment. If your spots are especially stubborn, you can come in for a touch-up treatment a month later. Birthmarks are less predictable, but usually require two to three treatments.
Results can last for years, but recurrence is always possible.
*Medicine is not an exact science and individual results may vary.
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