The main reason that brown skin spots appear on the skin is over-exposure to sunlight and harmful UV rays. This can be from spending extended time outside without sunscreen or utilizing tanning beds, which administer intensive UV light rays. The more sun exposure we get, the more rapidly our body produces melanin, as a way of protecting the skin. Long after many summer tans have come and gone, certain areas of the skin will retain a darker color where melanin is overactive, resulting in brown spots. Hormones also play a part in the appearance of brown spots because they signal the body to produce extra melanin. This condition is called Melasma and occurs often in pregnant women or women taking birth control. Genetics can also be a reason that brown spots appear. Some brown skin spots can be skin cancer. If you have a brown spot that suddenly appeared and is changing in shape and size, please contact us immediately to have it looked at by one of our medical experts.
REVERSE BROWN SKIN SPOTS
There are many kinds of treatments for brown skin spots, from home remedies to state-of-the-art laser treatments. One of the most common home remedies involves the use of onions and apple cider vinegar. Topical creams also help to reduce brown skin spots. Kwan Dermatology carries many effective treatment skin lightening creams for the reduction of the appearance of brown spots, including Skinceuticals Advanced Pigment Corrector. For more dramatic results, we often recommend the use of laser treatments such as Fraxel or PicoWay to achieve a more even skin tone.