Brown spots and freckles on the hands, face, and décolletage appear later in life mainly due to the effects of genetics, age, and long-term sun exposure. At Dermlounge, our team uses the Halo™ hybrid fractional laser or BroadBand Light Therapy (BBL™) to remove these lesions with as little as one treatment, although multiple sessions are often required for optimal results. The treatments work by heating the skin to generate new collagen while targeting the melanin in the skin to produce a more even skin tone. It is best to undergo the procedures in the fall and winter months when the skin is not tan and the pigmented lesions are more visible, although the treatments are offered year-round. During each treatment most patients experience minimal discomfort. This slight discomfort quickly subsides after the session is completed. After treatment you will notice some redness and irritation that usually dissipates over the next week. As the irritation resolves the pigmented areas treated will fade and blend with the surrounding skin. Some thicker, more deeply pigmented lesions may require more than one treatment.
To learn more about treatments that can improve areas of skin affected by brown spots and other types of hyperpigmentation, or to schedule a consultation at Dermlounge, please contact us today.