Skin blemishes

Autumn is a fundamental period for the treatment of skin blemishes.

Autumn is a fundamental period in the treatment of skin blemishes. The excesses of summer with overexposure of the skin to the sun and lack of adequate hydration cause an abnormal increase in melanin (a substance that protects us from the sun's ultraviolet rays) that is not distributed evenly, but rather accumulates. in some specific places forming visible spots with a certain coloration, mainly with a brown tone of varying intensity.

The spots appear mainly on the face, although they can also appear spread throughout the body. In general, we are concerned about their unsightly appearance. But the most serious thing is that they represent already damaged skin and can harm health. Once the spots appear, it is important, whether for aesthetic improvement or prevention, to go to the aesthetic doctor for supervision.

There are specific treatments to eliminate spots and improve the appearance of the skin safely and effectively, depending on the type of skin and the degree of injury. It is always necessary to carry out a diagnosis to determine the most appropriate intervention for the type of stain manifested: melasma, ephelides, benign solar lentigines, among others. To do this, the Skin Analyzer and Luz Wood analyzer is used and a dermoscopic study is performed where the benign parameters and type of lesion are defined.

The main treatments carried out in the Doctors López Clinic for spot removal are: Q-Switched laser treatment, which fragments the sunspot using a photo-acoustic technique; Specific superficial or medium peels depending on the lesion; Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), which are small pulses of light with a specific wavelength for spots; and Fractional CO2 laser that emits beams that penetrate the skin as thermal columns and that, due to the effect it exerts on the water contained in the cells, produces a turnover of the epidermis, which can reach the dermis.