Has your skin begun to look uneven? Are you noticing brown spots on your face or patchy pigment? Very few people are lucky enough to have perfect skin that is always of uniform color and does not break out. The good news is that due to the demand for skin treatments for a variety of problems, there are a number of treatment options available in a variety of intensities and price ranges for brown discoloration. If you are experiencing problems with your skin pigment, then never fear: you do have treatment choices. Here are some of the common causes for brown discoloration of the skin, as well as some popular treatments for the problem.
Causes of Discoloration
There are several causes of discoloration, and each type looks slightly different. Main causes of brown discoloration include:
Extended exposure to the sun over years can result in freckling and brown discoloration that will not go away on its own. This damage tends to worsen with age, as the skin begins to have a harder time regenerating and healing.
A brown discoloration that is influenced by hormone fluctuations, melasma often occurs during pregnancy (it is also known as “the mask of pregnancy”) or in women taking artificial hormones, such as those on birth control. When melanin in the skin is unevenly distributed then darkened by the sun, this pigmentation can occur. Sometimes it is temporary, and other times it requires treatment for improvement.
Popular Treatment Options
Brown discoloration can be treated with a range of procedures that feature little downtime and generally good results. The following treatments represent the range of intensity available for brown discoloration improvement. Bear in mind that some cases may require more than one session or ongoing treatment.
A classic treatment for a range of skin problems, laser treatments are versatile and effective.
Portrait PSR3 Plasma Skin Rejuvenation
With Portrait PSR3 Plasma Skin Rejuvenation, nitrogen plasma spray is used to heat deeper levels of the skin and encourage collagen production. This treatment requires only topical anesthesia and helps with overall rejuvenation, skin tone, and fine lines, in addition to treating discoloration. The skin peels and is red following treatment, but this should subside by about 10 days following treatment.
ZO Skincare System
Working from the inside and out, this powerful prescription skincare system can help create a healthy glow in the skin, encouraging cell turnover and helping to treat minor discoloration. The products are dispensed to suit your needs and can help you get overall rejuvenation with absolutely no surgery or downtime.
A Tailored Procedure
Sometimes, a combination of treatments is the best option for treating discoloration. Depending upon the severity of your discoloration, you may need several laser or plasma procedures. If your discoloration is light enough, the ZO skin system may be enough to rejuvenate you and normalize your skin pigmentation. Treatment for brown discoloration is highly customizable, and you should discuss your options with a plastic surgeon, as only a qualified professional can advise you on the best treatment options for your discoloration level and skin type.
A Skilled Provider
No matter which treatment you are considering, you should always have cosmetic skin treatments performed by a reputable plastic surgeon. While some skin treatments may seem easy and straightforward, you have the best chance for success if you go to a board-certified plastic surgeon with a great deal of experience treating discoloration and other skin problems. There is finesse that goes into skin treatments, a finesse Dr. Stuart Bentkover of Bentkover Facial Plastic Surgery & Laser Center has spent years honing. For more information or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bentkover, call his offices in Worcester (508-363-6500) or Stoneham (617-247-0033), MA today.