Seattle dermatology treatment options for removing or reducing the look of brown spots vary depending on the type of discoloration and patient needs. Bellevue Laser & Cosmetic Center specializes in a number of treatments for brown spots, including Melasma, age spots, freckles, and seborrheic keratoses.
Treatments For General Brown Spots
• Chemical Peels – One of the best ways to treat brown spots is with chemical peels. Bellevue Laser & Cosmetic Center specializes in TCS, Beta Lift, Melanage, and alpha hydroxy acid peels that can slowly reduce or remove brown spots through superficial exfoliation. Light chemical peels require no recovery downtime, but medium chemical peels usually require a week for recovery.
• IPL Photofacial Rejuvenation – Freckles and other brown spots usually respond quite well to IPL photofacial rejuvenation. This safe procedure involves using intense pulses of light to reduce or remove brown spots. It works for brown spots located on the face or anywhere on the body, and it’s safe for darker skin at risk of pigmentation issues. There’s no downtime for recovery after an IPL treatment.
• Palomar LUX 1540 Laser – If you’d like to remove or reduce brown spots while also improving the look of your skin, the Palomar LUX 1540 laser is likely the treatment for you. This nonablative fractional laser can take care of brown spots while reducing or removing fine lines and wrinkles in addition to improving the texture of your skin.
• Fractional CO2 Laser – For extremely stubborn brown spots and lesions, the fractional CO2 laser may be the best treatment. This aggressive laser resurfacing treatment also removes or reduces deep wrinkles and significant sun damage.
Seborrheic Keratoses Lesions & Seattle Dermatology Treatments
Hereditary lesions, called seborrheic keratoses, are brown spots that don’t usually respond well to these treatments, except occasionally to fractional CO2 laser treatments. These lesions are often dark brown or black and look as if they’re actually stuck on the skin. These scale, waxy, crusty brown spots usually occur with aging. They’re harmless, but do post a cosmetic concern.
Seattle dermatology treatments for seborrheic keratoses lesions are more invasive than the treatments for other types of brown spots. There are three best solutions for removing seborrheic keratoses lesions. They include scraping off the lesions through a curettage treatment, burning off the lesions with an electric needle through electrodessication, or freezing off the lesions through a liquid nitrogen treatment.
Other beneficial treatments can include prescription strength hydroquinone bleaching agents or the Obagi NuDerm treatment that includes a mix of Retin-A and hydroquinone that lighten the brown lesions of seborrheic keratoses. These bleaching treatments are often used to maintain the results of seborrheic keratoses treatment.
Contact Our Seattle Dermatology Clinic Today
If you’d like to get started getting rid of your brown spots, give Seattle dermatology clinic Bellevue Laser & Cosmetic Center a call today at (425) 732-2677 to schedule an appointment. You can also fill out our Seattle dermatology website form to contact us as well.
Whether you have an easy to treat case of freckles, or a difficult to treat case of seborrheic keratoses, Bellevue Laser & Cosmetic Center can help.