How to Prevent Brown Spots on the Face
Brown spots, also known as hyperpigmentation, can appear on the face for a variety of reasons such as sun damage, hormonal changes, and age. These brown spots can be unsightly and can cause a loss of confidence in one’s appearance. At Ultimate Image Cosmetic Medical Center in Tampa, we have helped many individuals achieve clear, smooth, and youthful-looking skin with a variety of hyperpigmentation treatments. However, as with so many other things in life, prevention is much easier than treatment. Below we will provide some tips on how to prevent brown spots along with what to do if they do occur.
Prevention Techniques for Brown Spots
The sun’s harmful UV rays are one of the most significant causes of brown spots on the face. Wearing sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 is essential in protecting your skin from UV rays. At Ultimate Image, we recommend wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays. Applying sunscreen every two hours is necessary for optimal protection.
Avoid Tanning Beds
Tanning beds are just as harmful to the skin as the sun’s UV rays. Tanning beds can cause premature aging, wrinkles, and brown spots. We advise our clients to avoid tanning beds altogether if possible.
Use a Gentle Exfoliant
Exfoliating the skin helps to remove dead skin cells that can contribute to brown spots. However, using harsh exfoliants can cause irritation and inflammation. We recommend using a gentle exfoliant once or twice a week to prevent brown spots from forming.
Use Skin Brightening Products
Skin brightening products can help to reduce the appearance of brown spots. Products containing vitamin C and retinol can improve skin texture and tone. At Ultimate Image, we offer a range of skin brightening skin care products, some of which can be customized to each client’s needs.
Keep Skin Hydrated
Dry skin can contribute to the formation of brown spots. Keeping your skin hydrated is essential in preventing brown spots from forming. We recommend using a moisturizer that is appropriate for your skin type. Ask our aestheticians for recommendations on a moisturizer that is best for you.
When to Seek Professional Help
If you already have brown spots on your face, seeking professional help is essential in treating and preventing further damage. At Ultimate Image Cosmetic Medical Center, we offer a range of treatments for brown spots, including chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and Fraxel laser therapy. Our team of experienced professionals can help determine the best treatment plan for you. Contact us at 727-799-7000 to schedule a consultation to discuss your specific skin care needs today!