Brown spots may appear on your face because of excessive sun exposure, age, acne and injury. Some brown spots may be harmless and others may be precancerous. There are several treatment options to remove brown spots, and when you consult with our specialist at the office of Nancy Shibayama M.D., Inc., your brown spots may be examined and you will learn about the treatment that is your best option to achieve clear skin again. Most brown spots can be diagnosed by a visual inspection, but in some cases, further testing may be required.
Brown spots form at the base of the top layer of skin. In order for any type of treatment to be effective, it must penetrate this layer. Some of the most common treatments are IPL photofacials, and for good reason, as they are known to be effective and safe.
Intense pulsed light therapy breaks up the pigment or melanin-producing cells. The treatments do not damage the skin’s surface and may require a series of treatments to achieve the results you want. The spots may fade slowly, and it is essential that you use sun protection after the light therapy.
Most treatments for removing brown spots will give your overall skin a more youthful appearance. When you talk to our specialist at the office of Nancy Shibayama M.D., Inc., you may be asked some questions about your brown spots such as:
- When did they first appear?
- Did they appear quickly or gradually?
- Has your skin changed in any other way?
- Are the spots itchy or tender?
- Do you regularly expose your face to direct sunlight?
- Do you use sunblock? If so, what kind?
- Do you have frequent sunburns?
During your consultation, you can ask our specialist any questions you have about your spots or the types of treatments we offer. Depending on the cause and condition of your spots, there is a good chance IPL photofacial treatments will be prescribed so that you can get rid of them.
So, if you’re sick and tired of the brown spots on your skin, you owe it yourself to learn more information about how you can get rid of them. To schedule an appointment at the office of Nancy Shibayama M.D., Inc., contact us today! Our friendly and experienced staff will be happy to help you! We are located in Auburn and proud to serve the local Roseville, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Sacramento and Folsom communities.