Treating pigmentation spots and brown spots

Brown spots also known as solar lentigos result from years of unprotected sun exposure. Those lesions can occur at any age but tend to get worse after the age of 40. The face, hands and décolleté are most commonly affected as they are most exposed to the sun. It is now possible to reduce if not erase those unsightly brown spots and give you back your normal skin color and glow.

Dr. Jean-François Tremblay answers your questions about the treatment of brown spots

Here is a list of the most common questions asked to Dr. Tremblay regarding the treatment of brown spots or age spots.

Photoaging refers to skin changes caused by repeated unprotected exposure to the sun over the years. Signs of photoaging include:

  • brown pigmentation on the face, neck and back of the hands;
  • small red blood vessels on the skin’s surface (broken capillaries);
  • wrinkles;
  • loss of skin clarity (skin becomes yellowish / sallow…);
  • rough skin texture and loss of elasticity
  • there may even be precancerous or cancerous growths present (if in doubt, consult your dermatologist!).
  • daily sunscreen use
  • hydrating the skin
  • avoid smoking
  • daily use of anti-aging products
  • anti-ageing laser treatments, peels and other treatments

IPL photo rejuvenation is the most common treatment as it safely and effectively treats pigmentation problems with very few side effects. Creams and peels can also reduce the appearance of brown spots, but they are less effective.

Patients require a series of 2 to 4 sessions on average depending on the severity of their condition.  Treatment sessions are usually spaced 2 or 3 weeks apart and appropriate skincare and sunscreen is required throughout the treatment period.

In general, the brown spots first appear darker after the treatment and then gradually fade with natural skin exfoliation over days to weeks.

The main advantage of IPL photo rejuvenation is that patients need not take time off work and are able to resume their daily activities immediately. However, all patients experience slight to moderate redness of the skin that lasts for approximately 24-48 hours. This redness generally isn’t bothersome and can easily be covered with makeup if desired. For some people with darker spots, or more spots than usual, this reaction may be more noticeable after the first treatment. Your medical specialist may advise you in this case to have the procedure over the weekend in order to avoid any inconvenience Daily sun protection is important for the duration of the treatments in order to achieve optimal results.

Daily use of a cream containing SPF is a basic recommendation when it comes to preventing photoaging and skin cancer. The Canadian Dermatology Association recommends using an SPF of at least 30 that offers protection against both UVAs and UVBs.

Here are some examples of results following the treatment of brown spots

The goal of Dr. Tremblay and his team is to give your skin a uniform and radiant complexion.

IPL M22 photorejuvenation (new generation IPL)

Dr. Tremblay explains the IPL M22 for the treatment of pigment spots and photo aging

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