Did you know that when you go into the sun your body makes melanin, which is a protective pigment to protect you from the harmful UVA rays?
If you constantly expose your skin to these harmful rays without any protection your body will produce too much melanin leaving brown spots or pigmented lesions behind.
Most sunspots appear on the hands, face, chest and arms, which are the most exposed areas to the sun.
Now melasma is a whole different story. Melasma are brown patches that are usually caused by fluctuations in hormones and increases in estrogens and progesterone. Melasma can be seen more often in pregnant woman. The pigmentation is deeper and less superficial.
Treatments of these brown spots in Toronto can include IPL (Intense Pulse Light) treatments Fraxel Laser or lightening Cremes. Cryotherapy is not our first choice as there is less control on the depth and area of the patch not to mention it can leave white marks (hypo-pigmentation) or at times even a darker patch. For a complimentary consultation on removing your brown spots visit us at Lasting Looks Clinic in the heart of the Kingsway