We’ve all been there. That moment in our youth where sun protection just didn’t seem all that important. Unfortunately, those days of skipping the sunscreen may have done more damage than you think. Brown spots (aka sun spots or age spots) start to appear about 20-years after your skin was damaged by harmful UV-rays. These days, however, we’re able to treat most hyperpigmentation issues with minimally-invasive laser treatments.
Capital Laser & Skin Care offers various laser treatments designed to treat a wide range of aesthetic concerns. Your cosmetic dermatologist will customize your laser treatment based on the severity of your condition. For brown spots, we like Fraxel® Dual Laser or Halo™ Hybrid Fractional Laser. Both produce exceptional results with minimal downtime.
Fraxel® is a highly effective laser treatment for mild to moderate sun-damage. The procedure has very few side effects and almost no downtime. Treatments deliver non-ablative thermal energy to the deeper layers of skin for long-term collagen enhancement. Although some results can be seen in just 3-4 days, an optimal outcome may not occur for 3-6 months following your final Fraxel® session.
Halo™ Hybrid Fractional Laser for Brown Spots
Halo™ is a hybrid laser treatment that uses both non-ablative and ablative wavelengths to tackle moderate to severe hyperpigmentation. While non-ablative energy targets specific layers of sun-damaged skin, ablative energy resurfaces the topmost layers of skin. Halo™ laser treatments can be customized for a gentle resurfacing or a one-time treatment with more downtime but better results.
Long-Term Brown Spot Reduction with Laser Treatments
You’re encouraged to maintain your new complexion by wearing protective clothing and using a sunscreen with an SPF of 30+ during outdoor activities. You’ll also want to skip the tanning bed if you want to keep your skin looking youthful.
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Interested in learning more about Brown Spot treatments at Capital Laser & Skin Care? We would love to speak with you. Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation or call our Chevy Chase, MD office today at (301) 234-7669 to schedule your private consultation just blocks away from Washington, D.C.