Brown Spot Removal NYC
Proper technique and exquisite attention to detail to repair your skin
Brown spots, often called age spots, are common, noncancerous spots that typically appear in older people or those who are frequently exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light. They can be flat to somewhat raised, have the same texture as the surrounding skin or display a rougher texture, and range from light to darker brown. In most cases age spots resemble a large freckle.
To learn more about brown spot removal in NYC, contact our NYC dermatologist at Wall Street Dermatology today.
Brown Spot Removal at Wall Street Dermatology
Brown spots can vary in size and number, as some people may only have one or two across one area of skin, or they may have a cluster of age spots in one place. These dark spots usually appear on sun-exposed areas, including a person’s face and the back of their hands, and they’re most common in middle age and older adulthood. Like many other freckles and similar spots of skin pigmentation, brown spots are noncancerous, but there are still some reasons why someone might want to have an age spot removed from their skin.
Wall Street Dermatology provides brown spot removal in NYC. Dr. Tzu’s cosmetic expertise has served thousands of people who want to improve their aesthetics, from mole removal to scar revision. Thanks to the latest in cosmetic dermatology techniques and technology, Dr. Tzu and the professionals at Wall Street Dermatology can help you achieve satisfying results.
If you have a brown spot that you want removed, Dr. Tzu and the experienced dermatologists at Wall Street Dermatology can help.
What Causes Age Spots?
Age spots appear due to an excess production of melanin, or skin pigmentation, in a focal area of skin. There isn’t any specific reason why they develop, but there does appear to be a hereditary connection that would cause a person to be predisposed for brown spots if other members of their family have them. As is the case with many other dark spots, there also appears to be a connection between age spots and UV light exposure from the sun or other sources.
Brown Spot Removal Treatments
At Wall Street Dermatology, Dr. Tzu can have brown spots conveniently removed to help you achieve a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Whether you have one or many brown spots or you’re just concerned with new changes to your skin, Dr. Tzu can provide comprehensive results.
Laser Age Spot Removal
Dr. Tzu’s primary treatment option for brown spot removal is laser treatment. Using an intense beam of light, laser treatment breaks down and selectively destroys dark spots with the goal of completely removing the treated area’s darker pigmentation. Laser treatments are a popular choice for many other superficial skin conditions and have proven to be effective in removing or reducing the appearance of age spots.
Brown Spot Removal Cost in NYC
The typical cost for laser brown spot removal in NYC is between $350 and $550 per treatment session. Multiple sessions are usually required to completely remove an age spot, and the exact amount will vary depending on how many age spots are being treated and their respective size. Age spot treatment is also often an elective procedure, so it’s unlikely to be covered by insurance. For a more accurate estimate of what your laser age spot removal will cost in NYC, schedule a consultation with Dr. Tzu at Wall Street Dermatology today.
Brown Spot Removal Results
Once you’ve fully recovered from your laser brown spot treatment, the appearance of your age spot should be significantly reduced, if not eliminated completely. There is a chance that an age spot may return in a few years’ time should light exposure retrigger pigmentation, but this can be remedied with follow-up treatments. With proper aftercare, there shouldn’t be any noticeable scarring from the laser treatment, but there may be some permanent skin lightening in the treatment area.
How Long Is Recovery After Laser age spot removal?
The recovery process following laser brown spot removal requires some involvement, and Dr. Tzu will inform you of all appropriate aftercare methods to ensure any resulting treatment wounds remain clean and are properly healing. Your laser treatment wounds may be painful for a few days immediately following the procedure, but the pain should subside, and healing should be complete in a matter of weeks.
Age Spot Removal FAQ
Laser treatments are often painless and don’t require numbing medicine, but if it is needed, a topical anesthetic can be applied to your skin to numb the area. There may still be minimal discomfort during the procedure, but it will be largely painless overall. The main source of pain may come from feelings of sensitivity in the days immediately following the procedure, but this discomfort should diminish completely within the first week or two.
Laser treatment is one of the safest methods of correcting age spots and other dermatological marks. Advancements in technology have made laser treatments simple and quick, lowering the chance of any long-term side effects without sacrificing results. The majority of the risk associated with laser treatment comes from the light discomfort during healing, the light scarring that may appear in the treated area, and hyperpigmentation from post treatment sun exposure.
To prepare for a laser age spot treatment, it is important to avoid prolonged sun exposure and wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen for four weeks before treatment. Your skin should not be tan. You should also avoid any other deep skin treatments, such as strong chemical peels and dermabrasion, as well as irritating topical medications. You should also wear sunscreen and avoid sun exposure for four weeks after treatment to prevent hyperpigmentation.
Laser treatment is a long-term solution to age spots and other markings, but it can require future touch-ups. Results will often last for several years, but sun exposure can trigger sun spots to recur or new sun spots to develop.
In laser age spot removal, Dr. Tzu uses laser energy that selectively targets melanin (the brown skin pigment) so that only excess pigment is destroyed, and the nonpigmented surrounding skin is unaffected. As the age spot is burned away, laser light seals the wounded skin to reduce bleeding, pain, and healing time. The treatment is brief overall, and patients are able to return home immediately after.
Schedule a Consultation To Remove Age Spots With Dr. Tzu
To discuss what the best treatment option in NYC is for your brown spot, schedule a consultation with Dr. Tzu today. Our goal is to deliver results that restore and enhance the natural beauty of your skin. When you trust us with your dermatological care, you get the skill of trained professionals dedicated to your well-being.