Brown spots, also known as age spots or liver spots, in addition to excessive pigmentation, give the skin a dull, aged appearance. Brown spots and pigmentation reflect earlier sun damage and can be exacerbated with internal hormonal irregularities. Any and all spots on the skin are carefully evaluated and diagnosed by our medical providers prior to treatment recommendations. There are many treatment choices available for brown spots and hyperpigmentation in Tucson at Skin Spectrum depending on the individual patient’s consultation.
Your Treatment Options:
Topical treatments are critical to help fade brown discoloration and prevent new areas from appearing. Well studied ingredients used at Skin Spectrum include: retinoids (prescription strength vitamin A) and retinol, hydroquinones (prescription bleach at varying strengths), kojic acid, licorice, various alpha, beta, and poly hydroxy acids, exfoliants, and melanocyte stabilizing products. Skin Spectrum carries distinguished product lines such as Zo, SkinBetter, SkinCeuticals, SkinMedica and Color Science, in addition to other products.
Microdermabrasion gently polishes away a damaged skin cells. It is also used to prime the skin for other treatments such as our ultrasound technology, peels and other laser and light source treatment. This technology allows for optimal treatment results.
Chemical Peels such as the Obagi Blue Peel®, Vi Peel, Sensi Peel, Beta-Lift, and our more gentle light peels help fade freckles, sun spots, age spots, and other excess pigmentation to reveal clearer, younger-looking skin.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments gently reduce excess pigmentation on sun exposed areas of the body including the face, neck, chest, hands, and arms. In addition to treating brown spots this light source treats redness, broken blood vessels, shrinks pore size, tightens skin, and can help with acne and rosacea. You can achieve maximum benefits with a series of treatments.
Spectra Laser is a treatment of choice for the blotchy hormonal pigmentation known as melasma. Spectra treatments also help with generalized pigmentation issues, redness, pore size, unwanted hair, acne, rosacea, and gently tightens and refreshes the skin. It is a favorite as there is no downtime or healing time.
ActiveFX™ fractional laser treatments and the deeper MaxFX™ laser resurfacing treatments even out skin coloring by removing the dull, damaged, outer layer of skin. This laser is the gold standard for sun damage reversal, including pre-skin cancers and skin cancers, scar tissue and texture treatment, redness, pore size, and wrinkles in addition to pigmentation issues. This treatment does involve healing time of 1-2 weeks.