Treating Brown Spots
The expert providers at McLean Dermatology use a variety of effective options for brown spot treatment. Here are just some of the treatments available to our patients in our McLean Dermatology office:
- Microdermabrasion: This is a viable treatment option for many skin texture and hyperpigmentation issues. The concept behind microdermabrasion is to provide extensive exfoliation and improve skin texture. As the damaged skin cells are removed from the top layers, brown spots will begin to fade. Depending on the severity of the hyperpigmentation, the brown spots may need several treatments for dramatic results. However, this procedure is very comfortable and has virtually no down time.
- Chemical Peels: Exfoliation via chemical peels can also be very effective for removing some types of brown spots. The hyperpigmentation will fade gradually, with each successive treatment, until the spots are completely removed.
- Photofacial (IPL): McLean Dermatology providers can also utilize a photofacial to remove brown spots. One of the benefits of an intensed pulse light (IPL) treatment is that it allows your provider to target specific areas very precisely, which allows for treatment of specific spots. Further, the device can be calibrated (using special light filters) to destroy specific skin cells that have too much melanin.
- Topical Lightening Agents: In addition to the above mentioned treatments, topical creams or solutions can be used to lighten hyperpigmented skin. McLean Dermatology offers prescription-grade topical lightening products that safely and gradually lighten unwanted brown spots and brighten the skin tone.
These are just some of the treatments that the expert providers at McLean Dermatology may suggest for treating your brown spots. Other treatments may include laser skin resurfacing, microneedling, and medicated prescription creams, among others.
Taking the First Step to Improve Brown Spots
If you’re struggling with brown spots, we can help you resolve this issue with a custom treatment plan that focuses on your needs. The providers at McLean Dermatology pride themselves on patient-centric, compassionate care that puts your needs above all else.
Call our McLean Dermatology office at (703) 356-5111!
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