Red/Brown Spot Removal Q & A


 

If you have skin discoloration, you don’t have to hide your flaws forever. At Naaman Clinic in Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama, Evans Bailey, MD, Ph.D., and the expert dermatology team can provide custom red and brown spot removal laser treatments. The clinic uses the advanced Quanta® Q-Switched™ laser system, as well as the Candela® V-Beam™, to help men and women improve their skin’s appearance. If you want to find out more about removing discolored skin spots, schedule a skin evaluation by calling the office, or book an appointment online.

What causes red and brown spots on skin?

Red and brown spots cause your skin to darken, and both are types of hyperpigmentation. While they’re not a medical concern, they can certainly make you feel uncomfortable in your skin. These spots can be caused by:

  • Hormonal changes (melasma)
  • Sun and tanning beds
  • Skin injury 
  • Natural aging

It’s most common to develop these unsightly spots in areas that get the most sun exposure, including your face, hands, and chest. However, these spots can develop anywhere on your body. The removal process is the same no matter where you develop them.

How are discolored skin spots treated?

You can quickly restore your more youthful, even skin tone with laser treatments. The Quanta Q-Switched laser system specifically targets brown spots, while the Candela V-Beam is more beneficial for getting rid of red spots. 
Depending on your needs, you may need treatments with both laser systems, which Dr. Bailey can easily do during a single session.

The melanin in your skin absorbs the laser energy from these systems. As the discolored cells are destroyed, your system starts shedding them. That allows fresh new skin cells to surface, which helps even out your skin tone and promotes collagen production to improve skin texture. 

Results from these treatments are permanent, so you don’t have to worry about those treated red or brown spots coming back.

Is laser skin spot removal painful?

Not at all. It’s normal to feel a warming or tingling sensation during treatments, but you shouldn’t be in pain. Because discolored skin spot removal treatment is quick and doesn’t require downtime, you can easily schedule your session during your lunch break. 

Some men and women experience a slight redness in the treatment area, although it typically disappears within a few hours. You can minimize this effect afterward by applying an ice pack to soothe your skin.

If you’re ready to get started on your laser skin treatment and get rid of red and brown spots for good, call Naaman Clinic or book your appointment online. 

* Individual results may vary.

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