What are Dark Spots?
Brown or sun spots on your skin can impact your appearance. Whether you have age spots on your hands or brown spots appearing on your face, these dark pigment spots can affect your skin tone and make it look older.
If you wanted to remove brown spots on your skin, our team at 4Beauty Aesthetic Institute for Plastic Surgery can help. We offer effective sun spots treatment and dark spots removal at our medical spa in Miami, FL.
What Causes Dark Spots on Skin?
Dark spots (or sun spots) are aptly named as they are most often caused by sun damage. The melanocytes in the skin are cells that contain melanin (the pigment or color in the skin). When the skin is damaged, a cluster of melanocytes can create dark spots on the skin. These discolorations are called a variety of names from age and liver spots, to sun, brown and dark spots. Whatever you call them, they are associated with aging skin (as they tend to appear as you get older). Dark and sun spots often occur on the forehead, nose, cheeks and neck, as well as hands, arms, shoulders and chest.
Are Age Spots Dangerous?
Sun, brown or dark spots that are caused by sun exposure are not related to skin cancer or any skin disease. While there are skin lesions that can look like sun spots that may be precancerous. However, a true sun spot is not dangerous. Sun spots or dark spots treatments are not for medical purposes. It is solely for cosmetic reasons. Since sun or age spots typically appear on people over 40 years of age, many people want these lesions or spots removed to make their skin look more youthful.
How to Remove Dark Spots on Skin
There are a few different cosmetic treatments to fade or remove dark spots on skin. Topical creams can help fade brown spots, but not all dark lesions respond to these medications. At our medical spa in Miami, our aesthetic skin experts can determine the best solution for removing dark spots. Some of the options we may recommend include laser treatments, chemical peels and skin resurfacing to remove pigmented spots and improve the quality and tone of the skin.
Are Dark Spots Treatments Painful?
Most sun and dark spots treatments are non-invasive and painless. A chemical peel or laser/light therapy treatment can remove the pigmented cells and leave the skin looking rejuvenated. Depending on the treatment, you may have a short period of downtime due to redness or peeling skin. Most treatments for sun and dark spot removal are effective within 7-10 days and may address other skin concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles and other discolorations.
Sun Spots Treatment FAQs
Who is a good candidate for sun or brown spots treatment?
Anyone who wants sun or dark spots removed for cosmetic purposes can benefit from sun spot treatments. If you have benign brown spots on your face, hands, arms or chest you want removed, 4Beauty Aesthetic Institute for Plastic Surgery offers non-invasive treatments to clear your skin for a more youthful appearance.
When should I see a doctor for brown spots?
Brown, dark or sun spots are usually benign and not dangerous. But there are skin lesions that can be malignant. If you have a skin spot that changes in appearance, becoming larger, darker, irregular in shape, painful/itchy or different colors, you should have the spot looked at by your doctor or a dermatologist.
Will age spots return after treatment?
The same age spot will not return after it is removed but other brown, sun or dark spots can appear. To prevent new sun or dark spots from forming, make sure to avoid excessive sun exposure and always wear sunscreen when outside.
Request a Consultation for Dark Spots Treatments
If you have been feeling discourage due to embarrassing age spots or dark spots on the skin, give us a call today at (305) 860-0717. You may also contact us online, or simply fill out the contact form below and a member of our team will get in touch.
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