Sun Damage & Brown Spots

What is Sun Damage?

Sun Damaged Skin (Photoaging)

Photoaging is the premature aging of skin due to ongoing exposure to ultraviolet A (UVA) & ultraviolet B (UVB). Photodamage occurs from natural UV radiation exposure from the sun & artificial UV light sources (tanning beds & sun lamps).

It is skins protection mechanism from damaging effects of the sun, skin makes more brown pigment, called melanin.

That extra melanin is what creates a suntan. Sometimes skin doesn't make melanin evenly. As a result, the skin's coloring, called pigmentation, looks patchy. The sun may also cause small blood vessels to stretch, giving skin a blotchy appearance.

Sun Damage Treatment

Laser Treatment

Laser therapies can help break up melanocytes and lighten the skin. Lasers remove the damaged top layer of skin and increasing collagen production, making the skin’s surface smoother giving a more even appearance.

Topical Treatment

Certain medications such as a topical retinoid medication (like tretinoin) can be prescribed to even out skin tones & address roughness as well as fine lines that result from photoaging. Topical creams can help reduce melanocytes (dark skin cells) from over producing and can lighten dark pigments.

Chemical peels

Peels are used repeatedly with multile applications of a chemical solution. Salicylic acid, glycolic acid or retinoic acid.


Is a procedure that uses small, sterilized needles to prick the skin. The treatment generates new collagen and skin tissue to smooth, firm, and tone. Improving the appearance of acne, scars, dark spots, wrinkles, and large pores.

*Multiple treatments may be required to achieve desired results, depending on the severity or type of skin irregularity. Patient's results may vary due to individual health, treatment plan and post treatment routine.

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