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Understanding brown spot reduction with the use of lasers starts with understanding what causes those brown spots to form. A simple explanation is that your skin contains molecules and cells of pigment that attract the tanning rays of the sun. When a number of those cells or molecules collect in one area, you develop brown spots. They can be small like freckles, which usually have a genetic component. They can also be larger, irregular patches that may result from the use of certain medications, changes in hormone levels or simply from sun exposure over the years. Regardless of their size and source, laser skin treatments can be extremely effective in lightening brown spots, as the laser energy is attracted to the darker pigmented areas of your skin.
At The K Spa, we offer quick, non-invasive options for fading or removing brown spots. Laser treatments are one of the best ways to fade away darker spots on the skin. Whether you have sun spots, freckles or other discolorations that have appeared on your skin as you became older, laser treatment can usually reduce the appearance of darker spots or blotches on the skin. We offer specialized laser treatments for addressing pigmentation in the skin. These treatments can even out skin tone, giving you a smoother, more youthful facial appearance.
Hyperpigmentation is another way that melanin (skin pigment cells) develops uneven coloration in your skin. These are generally wider and more irregular brown or gray areas, usually more frequent in women than men. These larger areas of pigmentation can develop at a deeper level in your dermis (skin) and can be more difficult to lighten than some other types of discoloration. For this reason, laser skin treatments are often recommended for hyperpigmentation.
Lasers are used in skin treatments beyond lightening brown spots and hyperpigmentation. They can also be used to provide overall lightening and brightening of your facial complexion. You whiten and brighten your teeth. Why not brighten up your complexion, too? Lasers can be used to accomplish this type of whitening or lightening of your skin.
There are several different types of lasers used in skin treatments. At The K Spa, we will select the laser treatment that will be best suited to your skin condition and provide the best results. If laser skin treatments are not the best option, we will explain other possible treatments for achieving the results you desire. At The K Spa, you are always the one in control, and we are here to provide professional medical advice and service.
One of the reasons laser treatments are so popular for improving the skin is the minimal time and recovery needed to achieve results. Laser treatments for reducing pigment issues like freckles, sun spots or hyperpigmentation can usually be done in less than an hour for each session. The treatments are painless, and no recovery time is needed after the procedure. You can come in for your laser treatment and return to regular activities without any downtime required.
Laser treatments for pigment issues usually take a few weeks to see results. After the treatment, you may have a slight amount of redness. Brown spots may become darker but then flake or fade away after several days. Our skin specialists at The K Spa will explain the procedure in detail and make sure you know exactly what to expect during and after your laser treatment.
If you have darker spots or uneven coloration in your skin, contact us today to make an appointment at The K Spa to determine if laser treatment is right for you. Our experienced medical team, headed by Dr. Stong, a double board certified facial plastic surgeon, will help you find the best option for treating your skin discolorations to obtain beautiful, even-toned skin.