What Causes Brown Spots on Your Skin?

What Causes Brown Spots on Your Skin?

Rejuvenate your skin like never before with Fraxel® laser resurfacing. Fraxel is the original fractional laser treatment FDA-approved for diminishing dark spots. The best part? It’s pain-free, there’s zero downtime required, and the results are immediate.

Brown spots, also called age spots or liver spots, are areas of discoloration (hyperpigmentation) that appear on the skin. These blemishes not only prevent you from having a flawless complexion, but they also make you look older than you are.

Board-certified physician Dana Brownell, MD, specializes in aesthetic medicine here at Westport MediSpa in Westport, Connecticut. Laser treatments should always be performed by a board-certified specialist to ensure that you get the greatest results while staying safe. Choosing Westport MediSpa ensures that you will receive a high level of patient care and treatment safety.

Brown spots are a common skin complaint. Fortunately, treating them couldn’t be easier or more convenient. Keep reading to learn more about how Fraxel laser resurfacing can help you achieve clearer, bright skin. 

How do dark spots happen?

Dark patches are a common occurrence in middle age and beyond. Depending on the amount of sun exposure over your lifetime, you may develop brown spots in your 30s. This is especially true if you haven't consistently used sunscreen and other sun-protective measures.

People with light hair or skin, as well as those who have had numerous sunburns, are more likely to develop brown spots.

The following are other factors that can cause brown spots

Additionally, certain medications and medical conditions may cause dark spots.

How does Fraxel work?

Fraxel laser treatment creates thousands of microthermal zones, which are deep columns of precisely injured skin. Treatment accelerates cell regeneration to create new, healthy tissue. The laser stimulation also increases collagen fiber density, improving the appearance of brown spots.

It's also safe to use on hard-to-treat areas including the neck and chest. Fraxel laser technology penetrates deep into the dermis (middle layer of skin), breaking up dark spots and deeper pigmentation.

What areas does Fraxel laser resurfacing address?

The Fraxel laser is used to address a wide range of skin texture, pigmentation, and complexion issues. This technique can be used to treat the following parts of the face and body:

The Fraxel laser is also safe to use on dark skin.

Combining laser resurfacing with other treatments

When Fraxel is used with other noninvasive procedures, it can give you an even larger boost. Adding treatments that stimulate the production of elastin and collagen in the body, can firm and smooth your skin.

Botox® softens fine lines and wrinkles, and when paired with Fraxel laser resurfacing can provide the ultimate in refinement and facial rejuvenation.

Fraxel laser resurfacing is an ideal option for patients wanting to reduce the appearance of dark spots using a minimally invasive process that requires little to no downtime.

Experience the incredible results of Fraxel laser resurfacing. To learn more about this safe and effective treatment for enhancing your skin, book a complimentary consultation with Dr. Brownell by calling 203-227-5437. Unleash the beauty within!

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