What causes brown spots?
Brown spots (also known as age spots) are small, freckle-like marks that are caused by excessive sun exposure. They commonly appear on the face, chest, shoulders and arms because those areas of the body get the most sunshine. Ultraviolet (UV rays) accelerate the production of melanin, which gives skin its brown pigmentation. Brown spots result from overactive pigment cells and melanin being grouped together in higher concentrations. Melanin tends to develop in small circles in a concentrated area.
These spots are mostly harmless and are usually addressed for cosmetic reasons. If do notice an unusual brown spot on your skin, be sure to monitor it to make sure it doesn’t change in size or color. If it does, schedule an appointment your doctor immediately.
Schedule treatments in Fairbanks, Alaska
At Revive Aesthetics in Fairbanks, we provide ICON laser treatments to address brown and age spots on the face and body. Using the ICON laser, we can create a treatment plan to reduce your unwanted pigmentation. To get started, give us a call at (907) 371-1766 or fill out the request form on our site.
*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.