Lentigines (also referred to as sun spots or liver spots) are small, flat, round spots on the skin that begin to appear later in life in sun-exposed areas. They are particularly common on the face, neck, arms, and backs of the hands. Brown spots or pigmented lesions can detract from your skin’s natural beauty.
WHAT WE DO
- Broad Based Light (BBL) or Intense Pulse Light (IPL)
- Versapulse laser
- Sunscreens to keep these from recurring
Melasma is a skin disorder that presents as splotchy, brown pigmentation. Melasma is more common in women, usually 20 to 40 years old, and people who are more prone to tan well or have naturally brown skin. Melasma can affect your confidence level and cause you to hide behind makeup. It can be common during hormone fluctations, pregnancy, oral contraceptive use, or hormone replacement therapy.
Melasma is a chronic problem and often responds slowly to treatment. If you are prone to melasma a life long regimen of sun protection and daily sunscreen is necessary. At Gaughf Dermatology we take the ongoing care of our patients’ melasma seriously and will come up with a personalized regimen to target your needs. Melasma tends to recur even with successful lightening so that a series of chemical peels and consistent skin care products are needed.
WHAT WE DO