Dark spots, also known as hyperpigmented spots, age spots, solar lentigines or liver spots (depending on their causes) can happen at any time in life, mostly in the middle age. A dark spot on face or on any other part of the body surely gives that unwanted look for anyone. Most often, they are a consequence of acne, excessive sun exposure or even hormonal changes. And the spots are also associated with certain skin conditions and can occur as a side effect of some medications as well. Thus, dark spots removal is an essential treatment that helps in the removal of unwanted spots from the face. Hyperpigmented spots usually range from light to dark brown to black in color. They’re flat and generally oval in shape. Dark spots can develop anywhere, mostly on body parts that are exposed to sun like the face, back of the hands, shoulders, arms and back.
Dark spots are usually the result of overproduction or collection of melanin (skin pigment). This can happen due to various reasons like:
Exposure to UV light: Whether from the sun or from an artificial source, UV light is one of the most common causes. Hyperpigmented spots often start to take hold during the middle age when the skin starts to show the consequences of sun exposure, especially if sunscreen and other sun-protective measures were not used. Those with light hair or skin, and who have had severe and/or many sunburns are at particular risk.
There are several different skin conditions and diseases that can cause dark spots and areas, though these are not the same as age-related dark spots. They include:
Skin discoloration following an inflammatory lesion like acne.
Also known as pregnancy mask.
Chloasma, Riehl’s melanosis, Poikiloderma of civatte are some of the other causes of pigmented spots. And certain medications can also cause dark spots. In fact, dark spots may also be seen in other conditions like pregnancy, liver disease, Addison's disease, hemochromatosis (excessive iron) and pituitary tumors.
The dermatologist at Labelle can usually diagnose dark spots upon physical examination. Unless a spot looks suspicious, a biopsy or further testing is not necessary. And a range of dark spot treatment will be suggested by the dermatologist based on the cause of your pigmented spots.
Medical procedures are used for dark spots removal on any part of the body and are often used in conjunction with topical treatments. Dark spot treatment options at Labelle include:
This uses concentrated laser energy to remove skin layer-by-layer/destroy skin pigment. While the risks included in dark spots removal treatment are bruising, swelling, redness, tightness, scarring, infection, and changes in skin texture.
These contain a combination of different solutions like salicylic acid and glycolic acid. This removes the top layer of the skin, revealing healthier and more evenly toned skin beneath.
There are two types of microdermabrasion, both of which physically erode surface skin cells. With crystal microdermabrasion, a machine emits fine crystals through a wand that rub against the skin and scrape away cells. For diamond-tipped microdermabrasion, the abrasive end of the wand is used for this purpose instead. The skin may be pink for a while afterward, but these techniques are considered low-risk.
As you age, dark spots may be inevitable. However, the best way to help avoid getting dark spots include:
Use sunscreen: Be diligent about wearing and reapplying sunscreen every two hours or sooner if you’ve been swimming or sweating a lot.
Cover up: When outdoors, wear a hat (broad-brimmed is best), long sleeves and pants.
Avoid peak sun hours: UV exposure is usually high between 10 am to 2 pm, so avoid exposure to sun.
Labelle, the best clinic with a team of experienced dermatologists who can examine and diagnose the condition and provide effective services of dark spot treatment. The expert dermatology experts cater to the skincare needs of the clients with their most exceptional ability and provide the best treatment for dark spots on face with a lot of dedication and diligence. They determine the intensity and number of sessions of dark spots removal treatment based on prior analysis of the skin condition.
So what are you waiting for? Labelle, which has clinics for dark spot treatment in Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Vijayawada and Vizag.
It generally depends on the type of treatment you are opting for removing dark spots. The results may take a week or two.
The dark spot treatment process removes dark spots gently from the outermost layer of the skin, thus taking the deposition of pigments away.
No, the process of dark spots removal treatment is not painful.
The dark spots will be removed through the dark spot treatment, but one needs to maintain the skin on a regular basis and get suitable protection from the sun and remain stress-free to get the best results.
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