What Causes Brown Spots?

Though brown spots are also called age spots, they don’t come about as a direct result of the aging process. Instead, sunlight is the main cause of these pigmentation irregularities.

The reason why brown spots most commonly appear on the face, chest, arms, shoulders, and the other aforementioned regions is because these regions experience a great deal of direct exposure to sunlight.

The sun’s ultraviolet light is constantly affecting our epidermal skin tissues, causing melanocytes to create more melanin pigment. Melanocytes are pigment cells in the skin tissues. As more pigment appears, the color of the skin gets darker. This helps to protect the deep skin layers against ultraviolet light.

Unfortunately, after too much exposure to ultraviolet light, the epidermal skin tissues sometimes create accumulations of excessive melanin. This is how liver spots are formed.

Brown spots also form on the skin due to overuse of tanning beds and tanning lamps.

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If you’re interested in removing brown spots, consider coming to our office in the Vancouver area for one of our many age-spot solutions.

Cosmeceuticals are cosmetics that aid in resolving various skin issues. Examples of these products include skin brighteners, which help to reduce the pigment in brown spots by destroying melanin.

Chemical peels are treatments that exfoliate layers of dead and damaged skin to reveal fresh, new, healthy skin cells that are free from blemishes.

IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light, treatment involves directing pulses of focused light into the brown spots in the skin. This light disrupts the collected pigment, breaking it up to ease away the unwanted lesions.

Sublative rejuvenation is a cutting-edge non-surgical treatment that employs bipolar radio frequency energy. This energy is used to precisely injure tiny areas of skin tissue in order to stimulate the body’s healing response. Discolored areas fade and are replaced by new, healthy skin cells.

Glacial® fx treatments use precision cooling technology to brighten and refresh the skin. By interrupting inflammation at the source and encouraging healthy cell turnover, Glacial fx creates clearer, more evenly pigmented skin. 

We will recommend the proper treatment for your brown spots as part of a consultation at our office in the Vancouver area.

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