One of the most common aesthetic skin conditions is the appearance of unwanted spots and splotches. Spotting can come in a variety of forms and for a variety of reasons, but what they all have in common is that if you don’t like the spots you’ve developed, there’s nothing you want more than to see them go away. The good news is it’s never been easier to treat dark spots. If you have questions about your dark spots, we’ve got everything you need to know.
What Are Dark Spots?
As the name implies, dark spots are discolorations of the skin where increased pigmentation creates a noticeable change of hue in your skin. Although dark spots can be a sign of other more serious medical conditions, and you should always have new, unexplained spots examined by a dermatologist to be safe, they are often not harmful but instead represent a purely aesthetic concern.
What Causes Dark Spots?
There are many different conditions that can present as dark spots, and as a result there are many causes of dark spots. While this is not an exhaustive list of possible causes for your dark spots, some of the most common causes include:
- Hormonal causes: As the hormones inside of your body change, it can have the effect of triggering the development of new dark spots on your skin. The most common ways this is seen is with melasma, spotting which occurs during pregnancy, and age spots.
- Medication side effects: While there are obviously many benefits to taking medication, sometimes it also comes with unwanted side effects. In some cases, the medications you are on may be contributing to the development of dark spots on your skin.
- Scarring: Another common cause of dark spots is scarring, either from cuts or skin conditions, such as acne scarring. The damaged skin may take on a new, discolored appearance.
- Skin conditions: Some common skin conditions can result in dark spots as a natural byproduct of the condition. If you have spotting from a skin condition it’s important to speak with a medical professional to ensure any necessary treatment is prescribed.
- Sun exposure: The sun is one of your skin’s greatest enemies, and spotting is just another of the negative side effects of extended time outdoors without proper SPF protection.
How Can You Remove Your Dark Spots?
The best way to treat dark spots is with PicoSure laser therapy with Newport Tattoo Removal. Picosure is a safe and easy procedure that causes minimal pain, wherein a professional therapist uses a laser to direct intense pulses of energy into the dark spots. This breaks the pigment down and allows your body to naturally flush it out of your system to reduce the appearance of spots.
Everybody deserves to love the skin they’re living in, and if you find that dark spots on your skin are reducing your ability to love yourself to the fullest extent, then it’s time to get them treated. After just a few sessions you’ll see that your dark spots have faded away and you have the blemish-free look you love.