Brown spots, also referred to as liver or age spots, occur on the face, hands, and other areas that have been continually exposed to the sun. Though these are typically harmless results of sun damage, their appearance is often undesirable and can become larger or darker if left unaddressed. Fortunately, you can minimize them with these brown spot treatments.
3 Leading Brown Spot Treatments
A peel involves the application of natural or chemical agents that rejuvenate the skin by gently dissolving unwanted pigment cells. Peels made with natural ingredients will have fewer side effects, such as redness, than those with chemicals. A typical session may last 45 to 75 minutes. Results may take up to two days to be noticeable. After treatment, use sunscreen and avoid exposure to the sun to protect your sensitive skin.
Facials positively and painlessly impact the entire face, rather than just a targeted area. New facial techniques, such as the HydraFacial™, reduce the appearance of brown spots, especially with periodic treatments, and rejuvenate skin. Results can be seen after just one 50 minute session, and the treatment is appropriate for all skin types.
3. Laser Treatments
Laser therapy eradicates melanocytes (melanin-producing cells) without damaging the skin. You may need two to three sessions for the brown spots to fade over time—usually a few weeks or even months, depending on your skin. Minor side effects include redness and swelling immediately after treatment. As with other brown spot treatments, protect your skin from the sun after receiving therapy.
Reduce the appearance of brown spots with a variety of non-invasive spa treatments at Pure Skin by Maggie in Honolulu, HI. The spa offers premium skin care treatments, including bio peels, erbium laser resurfacing, facials, hair removal, and skin care products. Call (808) 427-3012 to schedule a brown spot treatment, or visit their website for a full list of services.