Brown Age Spots and Melasma

NEAMAN PLASTIC SURGERY | SALEM + PORTLAND, OREGON

As we age, sometimes it can leave its unsightly mark. This can be with blemishes appearing on the face, chest and on back of arms and hands. We call these, age spots or brown spots. In addition, as we change so do our hormones, which can lead to Melasma.

Appearance of Brown Age Spots and Melasma

Age spots, or brown spots, are usually defined, rounded brown or black flat patches on the skin. Sometimes they appear by themselves, other times they can be found in a cluster together. Age spots have a hereditary predisposition to them but can commonly be found in older people due to chronic sun exposure.

Melasma, a light to dark brown, often times irregular, patchy pigmentation of the face can be caused by genetic predisposition or can often times be associated with hormonal changes such as; pregnancy, birth control pills, hormone replacement therapy or even hormone pills.

Featured Brown Spot + Melasma Before/After Photos*

“Just finished my second treatment with the Spectra Laser and I absolutely am in LOVE with the results! After the first treatment I saw immediate results. And after this second treatment I can see even more AMAZING results!”

– Shalyese, Actual Patient*

Treating Brown Age Spots and Melasma

We at Neaman MediSpa pride ourselves in offering some of the most effective modalities on the market to treat both the unsightly marks of age and Melasma.

Spectra and Clarity Laser Treatments

Both the Lutronic Clarity and Spectra Laser systems allow for greater results across all skin types and use a high peak power laser energy, in short pulse widths targeting melanin in the skin which will then allow the body to naturally remove the pigment via the body’s natural immune defense.

These non-invasive procedures are about 30-minutes long, have no downtime, can be used on a variety of skin tone and offer a very gentle and subtle treatment to improve the look of age spots, brown spots and Melasma.  Oftentimes several treatments are needed to effectively remove pigmented lesions, particularly for pigment that penetrates deep into the skin.

Spectra laser will help you lift away the brown spots in as little as one treatment.  Melasma patients tend to need more than one Spectra to reduce stubborn pigmentation.

ZO Skin Health

Great skin care is always recommended, especially when treating brown age spots,  acne and scarring, and particularly Melasma.

 

ZO Skin Health Inc. offers a unique set of bioengineered complexes and formulations. This combined with unique delivery systems offers all patients regardless of age, gender or ethnicity the ability to obtain healthy skin.

When treating Acne and Melasma, the ZO 3 step peel is an aggressive-strength peel suitable for all skin types and colors.  This peel will help reduce melasma, rough texture, minimize pore size, and help acne breakouts. Although results can be seen with one, a series is recommended. Most patients experience a warm sensation when the chemical is applied which subsides in an hour.

Dr. Neaman can help you establish a good skin care routine so you can enjoy your renewed look for years to come.

Brown Spot/Melasma FAQ’s

FAQ’s About Using Spectra Laser for Brown Spots and Melasma

How many Spectra treatments will I need for brown spots/melasma?

Spectra laser will help you lift away the brown spots in as little as one treatment.  Melasma patients tend to need more than one Spectra to reduce stubborn pigmentation.  Medical grade skin care is recommended to help manage melasma.

Is there any downtime using the Spectra laser?

There is no downtime associated with the Spectra, just minimal side effects. You may return to you normal activities immediately following your laser treatment.

Does the Spectra for brown spots and melasma hurt?

The majority of our patients report feeling a warming sensation during the treatment. No topical anesthesia is needed.

FAQ’s About Chemical Peel Treatments for Brown Spots and Melasma

How many chemical peel treatments will I need for brown spots/melasma?

The ZO 3 step peel is an aggressive strength peel suitable for all skin types and colors.  This peel will help reduce melasma, rough texture, minimize pore size, and help acne breakouts. Although results can be seen with one, a series is recommended.

Is there any downtime associated with brown spot/melasma treatments?

Redness, stinging, itching, mild swelling and peeling are all typical reactions after a 3 step peel and vary based on patient responses. Exfoliation generally will start 2-3 days after your treatment and end by day 5.

Will the 3 step peel hurt if I have brown spots/melasma?

Most patients experience a warm sensation when the chemical is applied which subsides in an hour.

Complimentary Melasma and Brown Spot Removal Consultation

If you would like to get rid of your Melasma and/or brown age spots please contact Neaman MediSpa at 844-338-5445 and schedule your free consultation with one of our highly trained aestheticians.  We welcome patients from the greater Portland, Salem and Eugene, Oregon.

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