When you are in your 30s and older，some brown spots show up on your face, hands and chest. Those annoying brown spots are largely caused by sun damage. In this article, I share 4 proven ways to chuck them out forever.
What are those Brown Spots?
Some brown spots on the skin are caused by sun damage，the others are not.
For female，a surge in hormone levels due to pregnancy, oral contraceptive use or hormone replacement therapy (HRT) during menopause can be the resaons to produce brown spots on the face, which can be called "melasma".Unlike sun spots, once hormones moderate, melasma spots tend to fade. By using a special light, a dermatologist can diagnose melasma. Brown spots are mainly a cosmetic problem -- they cause no health risks -- but they can be annoying. There are ways to let them fade and camouflage them.
You have a few options to minimize the appearance of brown spots. Here are the pros and cons of each option.
Perhaps，Ablative laser resurfacing is both the most effective and costliest way to remove brown spots.
You get these done in a dermatologist's office.
How it works: Laser treatments target the melanin in your skin，what's more，they are highly effective.The spots are on the top layer of skin,it takes on average about 20 minutes that to removing the spots via lasers in a procedure.After your treating scabs will form within 24 hours. You can use Vaseline on the spots to protect them when the procedure is over, and you'll have to stay out of the sun.
Spots will have faded with the treatments and some may disappear.After the skin healing, you'll find your skin is much smoother and sunspot-free.
Over-the-Counter Skin Lightening Creams
Lightening your brown spots,OTC skin lightening creams can be effective in.Look for products with 2% hydroquinone in them. Popular over-the-counter creams include Porcelana and Esoterica Fade Cream (both of them can buy from Amazon). Everyday apply these to your brown spots twice. These should only help lighten your brown spots, but they likely won't disappear.)
Prescription Strength Creams
Prescription-strength creams can be arguably more effective than the OTC versions, because Prescription-strength creams contain 4% hydroquinone. But they are also harsher on your skin. Popular products include Obagi Clear, Glyquin, Tri-Luma, and Solaquin. Usually anything over 2 percent hydroquinone requires a prescription.
Some doctors prescribe Tretinoin to combat sunspots. To improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and sunspots, tretinoin (a form of Vitamin A) is used. There are many brand forms,such as Renova, Retin-A, Avita, Retacnyl or Stieva-A. Generic versions are available, too.
Some doctors prescribe glycolic acid peels to removing the top layer of skin. It takes more than once to be treated, after a chemical peel,you should always keep skin out of the sun.
After pregnancy or breastfeeding to treat melasma or sunspots is highly recommended. You'd better keep your treated skin out of the sun by wearing sunscreen of at least SPF 50 and a hat.