What is the best way to get rid of facial brown spots?
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Best Treatment for Brown Spots on Face
As always, wearing SPF45 or higher on a daily basis is very important.
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Best treatment for age/sun spots?
I have treated sun spots and age spots via multiple different methods in the past such as chemical peels, photo facials, and lasers. By far and away the most effective treatment I have found, and then one I recommend to patients with these concerns is the combination of the HALO laser by Sciton coupled with Broad Band Light (BBL) at the same time. We ask patients to arrive 30 minutes early for topical numbing cream. After the patient is numb I perform a BBL treatment on the entire face. Immediately after the BBL treatment I perform a full face HALO treatment at the following settings: 1470nm - 400 um, 30%; 2940nm - 30 um, 18%. The face is red like a bad sunburn for 2 days after which thousands of brown specks appear in the face which is the pigment coming to the surface and being shed. On day 3 patients can start to exfoliate their skin to help get rid of the brown specks. The brown specks are usually completely gone at days 5-7 depending on the patient. Your skin will need more frequent moisturization for a couple weeks after the procedure but the results are phenomenal. My wife asks for the treatment once a year in the Fall and loves it. It is the only treatment I have found that gets rid of the vast majority of spots in a single session. The caveat is that you will continue to develop new sun spots over time with continued sun exposure no matter how conscientious you are with sunscreen so the treatment needs to be repeated yearly. Best of luck to you.
Facial Brown Spots with Fraxel, Peels, Tri-Vantage Lasers
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Facial Brown Spots
Get rid of facial brown spots
1) A good sunscreen is a must - we prefer a broad spectrum at least 50 SPF for South Florida
2) Core Obagi which includes clear, blender, and Retin A
3) You may also benefit from a combination laser resurfacing treatment/intense pulse light (such as Halo Laser and BBL/ipl).
Consult with 3 experienced and expert board certified physicians to understand your options.
Facial brown spots
Solution for Hypopigmentation
This issue is really a challenge for us as dermatologists. Usually, just tincture of time, or letting pigment homogenize from the surrounding areas is our best option for re-pigmentation in that area. Lasers don't work well for hypopigmentation, but they can be a nice viable option for hyperpigmentation.
Melasma or facial pigmentation is a very difficult condition to treat. In our office, we use a variety of treatments including skin care products (containing retinoic acid, hydroquinone, glycolic acids), sunscreens, chemical peels, and lasers (IPL/BBL, Q-switch, PICO, Fraxel). Over the last few years, we have had great success with the ZO Blue Peel in treating hyperpigmentation. This is a robust in-office procedure that provides dermal and epidermal stimulation allowing for maximal tightening, restoration and rejuvenation of the skin. It also minimizes or eliminates the appearance of melasma [both epidermal and dermal melasma] and facial pigmentation. All patients require 6 weeks of skin conditioning prior to the procedure with the ZO Hydroquinone or Non-Hydroquinone kit. These are advanced techniques so be sure to get an experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon consultation for recommendations and treatment options.
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