Brown Spots and Discoloration
Reverse the Effects of Harmful Sun Exposure
WHY BROWN SPOTS AND DISCOLORATION
Sun exposure can cause flat brown spots, called lentigines, (also commonly known as “age spots” or “liver spots”) to appear on the skin. The direct result of ultraviolet sun exposure and damage accumulated over the years, lentigines are most commonly seen on the face, arms, and hands.
For most patients, so-called fade creams prove to be too slow and ineffective in treating lentigines.
Chapel Hill Dermatology, P.A. is pleased to offer a new, more powerful form of intense pulse light (IPL) therapy, called Lumecca, to treat lentigines. Unlike older IPL therapies, Lumecca’s broader wavelengths of light more effectively target the darker pigmented spots in the skin. As a result, significant improvement can often be seen after just one treatment, although some patients may require up to three treatments for maximal benefit.
Recovery time is short and most patients can return to their normal routines in just a few days.