Sun spots, age spots, melasma; they’re different forms of the same problem—skin pigmentation. When you have too much melanin in one area, it shows up as a spot or blotch on your skin. The good news is that you don’t have to stare at unwanted skin pigmentation in the mirror every day with today’s advanced laser treatments. At Morphd Laser Tattoo Removal & Skin Rejuvenation in St. Louis, Missouri, skilled care providers offer PicoWay laser treatments to remove your unwanted brown spots easily with no downtime. Click the online scheduler or call the office to book your appointment today.
The most common cause of skin pigmentation like sun spots and age spots is sun exposure and indoor tanning. UV light speeds up your body’s melanin exposure, so the more time you spend in the sun unprotected, the more likely you are to develop skin pigmentation.
Age spots are often assumed to be the result of aging, but that’s only part of the story. As you age, you have fewer melanin cells in your body, but the ones that remain get larger and gravitate to areas like the hands, arms, and face.
When you combine that with years of prior sun exposure, it’s easy to understand why age spots are common after age 50.
Another possible reason for skin pigmentation is hormone changes. Many pregnant women develop melasma, which looks like a pigmented face mask, because of surging hormones. Some other possible causes of skin pigmentation include skin trauma, vitamin deficiency, and some types of medications.
Your Morphd Laser Tattoo Removal & Skin Rejuvenation care provider moves the PicoWay Resolve handpiece carefully over your melanin deposits. The fast laser pulses send energy directly into your melanin, which triggers it to dissolve into many small particles. Your body sweeps those particles away through regular lymphatic function in the weeks ahead.
It depends on how many pigmentation spots you have and how deep the pigmentation is. Many patients get good results after just a couple of laser treatment sessions. Your Morphd Laser Tattoo Removal & Skin Rejuvenation specialist will discuss the treatment plan with you before you get started so you know how to plan.
Fortunately, you have control of this because you can minimize your time in the sun. If you need to spend time outdoors, use a quality sunblock with high SPF to prevent the recurrence of your skin pigmentation. Don’t forget your hands, face, and arms because they’re all prime spots for skin pigmentation.
With a few quick-and-easy laser sessions at Morphd Laser Tattoo Removal & Skin Rejuvenation, you can say “bye” to your brown spots. Request an appointment online now, or call the office to schedule today.