The even color of the skin can become interrupted by the appearance of light or dark brown spots or patches. The most common reason for such discoloration is sun-exposure and its effect on the skin. All sun-exposed areas are affected, including the face, neck, the “V” of the chest, back, arms, backs of the hands, and the legs. In time, the discolored areas become more numerous, larger and darker, giving the skin a worn, weathered look. Dr. Renuka Diwan can help to effectively restore an even pigmentation of these areas with a customized laser treatment.
Rejuvenation of the skin includes treatment of skin discoloration. Laser treatment of excess melanin in the skin is the most specific treatment for brown discoloration. Treatment is performed in-office by Dr. Diwan. Many patients tolerate the minor discomfort from the procedure very well. For those who prefer it, pre-treatment of the area with an anesthetic cream can help diminish any minor discomfort.
A pre-treatment consultation is necessary to evaluate the areas to be treated and to ascertain that more serious problems such as skin cancer are diagnosed and properly treated.
Bruising, limited to the treated area, is expected to last 5-14 days (depending on the location on the body). Use of sun-protection measures is vital to achieve an optimal result.
Follow-up treatments at six-week intervals are sometimes needed in order to complete the treatment. You will notice gradual improvements in the appearance of your skin with each individual session.
Long-term sun protection is important to minimize further sun damage and future pigmentation. For your convenience, effective sunblocks are available at our office to help maintain beautiful, evenly toned skin. Prescription strength Obagi skin lightening formula is also available to treat any discoloration as soon as it appears.
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