What to Expect from Laser Skin Treatments for Brown Spots

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Brown spots, also called age spots or sun spots, are a common skin concern. They can show up over time due to accumulated sun exposure, age, pregnancy and other factors. Luckily, laser skin treatments can be very effective at removing these pesky spots, revealing a more even and younger-looking complexion.

If you’re considering laser treatments for brown spots, here’s what you need to know.

How Do Lasers Treat Brown Spots?

Lasers work to remove brown spots and other pigmentation issues by targeting the melanin, or pigment, in the dark spots and breaking it up into small particles. These particles are then expelled from your body, leaving you with a smoother, more even skin tone.

When Will I See Results?

The PicoWay® Resolve laser is a popular choice for improving brown spots, sun damage and other skin discoloration concerns.

Depending on the specific laser you choose, you may notice an improvement in your skin tone immediately, with results continuing to improve over the next days and weeks. For best results, your experienced laser technician may recommend a series of laser skin rejuvenation treatments spaced a few weeks apart.

How Long Do Laser Skin Treatment Results Last?

Combined with a proper skin care routine, laser skin treatments for brown spots can be very long-lasting. Keep in mind that the sun is one of the biggest causes of dark spots, so spending time outdoors without sunscreen can cause more spots to pop up.

Daily use of sunscreen, moisturizer and other products designed for your specific skin type can help to prolong your laser treatment results.