Spots and blotches, even on low levels, bother most patients. The causes are varied, as are the treatments to correct and blend out pigmented spots. Of course, the main culprit is the sun. As much as it feels great to be by the pool, at the beach or anywhere outside, the damage that’s occurring over time adds up. Many people are surprised to see discoloration sort of “pop up” without warning.
You’re well-advised to always use sunscreen or sunblock. But even near-religious use of sunscreen can’t promise you’ll not have pigmentation problems at some point. Age and hormones (and heat in general) all precipitate pigmentation. Luckily, most people are good candidates for dermatology treatments to lessen discoloration.
Not everyone can benefit from the same treatments. Your ancestry will determine some of your treatment choices, as will the severity of your problem and your lifestyle. As odd as it may seem, those with the lightest skin tend to get the most results from the power of lasers and more aggressive procedures. Darker skins have to slow down the correction process so they don’t end up with even more splotches and spots.
Here are the different dermatology treatments for returning your skin to an evener tone and coloration.
Brown spots can show up anywhere you’ve had sun exposure. Call them what you will, but no one likes them.
Many treatments can lighten or even get rid of brown spots found on your face, arms, chest or hands.
Melasma is a unique form of hyperpigmentation. Because it’s hormone-driven, treatment choices are more limited. The “wrong” treatment for Melasma can actually make it worse. Take a look at some of the safer options.
Redness can have many causes. Tiny enlarged or broken capillaries are among one of the most common reasons. The cause determines the treatment, so you’ll want to see a dermatologist to distinguish between common vein enlargement and Rosacea.
We love our patients at Total Dermatology! Read what our satisfied patients have to say about their experiences with Dr. Pilest and our team.
“The staff is amazing and sweet. Professional, kind, prompt, and the best service. I will only get my Juvederm and lip injections here!”
— Priscilla S.
“Dr. Pilest is the best injector in Orange County. Obviously, no one likes needles, but he makes getting a little botox painless. I make the drive all the way from L.A. just to see him and his amazing staff.”
— Kay S.
“I have been coming here for about 5-6 months and the service is amazing. All staff members are very welcoming. They have helped with my skin so much. I totally recommend them.”
— Victoria L.
*Individual Results May Vary
When it comes to your skin and your health, it really is all about what’s best for you. Total Dermatology understands this, which is why we offer versatile treatments with experienced and highly trained aesthetic professionals led by Dr. Nissan Pilest. Your Total Dermatology transformation awaits.