Pigmentation

The Basics

A brown spot is more complicated than most people realize. Pigmentation can be due to injury, inflammation, genetics, sun exposure, and environmental exposure. Since there can be many causes for pigmentation, it is important to be evaluated in order to determine the right treatment course.

What to Expect

  • Sometimes a brown spot may require a diagnostic skin biopsy. Proper evaluation by a dermatologist is important.
  • Depending on the cause of pigmentation, the clinical treatments can range from topical creams, to oral medications, to in-office treatments but often require a full comprehensive approach.
  • Pigment can be stubborn and difficult to treat, depending on severity and your skin type. Treatments can require as many as 10 sessions or even more to see results. We will work with you to create the right plan for you.
  • Post-treatment is just as important as in-office treatment. Daily sunscreen and a personalized skincare regimen is crucial.

Our Recommendations

Chemical peels: Our expert team performs customized chemical peels to brighten the skin with different chemicals such as glycolic acid, Jessner’s, or tricholoroacetic acid (TCA) depending on your pigmentation and skin type.

Laser Resurfacing: Superficial laser technology to gently resurface the skin to eliminate pigment, improve cell turnover to even out and brighten the skin. Add microneedling plus/minus platelet-rich plasma for an extra boost.

Broadband light (BBL): Intense Pulsed Light or Broadband Light (BBL) is one of our favorite treatment to treat uneven skin tone from brown, to yellow, to red.

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