Brown and liver-colored spots on the skin of your face and hands are harmless, but can make you look older than you are. These pigment spots are called 'age spots' for nothing. They are created under the influence of UV light.They are round or oval in shape and have a diameter of 1 millimeter to 1 centimeter, grayish or light to dark brown in color.
They mainly appear on the face, hands and décolletage, areas of the skin that are frequently exposed to sunlight.
Pigmentation spots can also develop under the influence of hormones or after the skin has been damaged.
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation occurs in places where the skin has been damaged: after an abrasion or burn, or after an acne. During the healing of the trauma, substances are released that not only ensure skin repair, but also stimulate pigment production.
And then there is often a condition called melasma. It shows as erratic dark brown spots on the face, occurring during a change in the hormone balance, like pregnancy or menopause. Sometimes a melasma goes away on its own, and then you're in luck, because this form of hyperpigmentation is difficult (but not impossible) to treat.
There are therefore various causes for a local excess of pigment. However, no matter the cause, the spots can always be treated – some easier than others.
The treatments for pigmentation spots aim to remove or destroy the excess pigment in the skin. To inhibit pigment production and ensure that the spots do not come back, we provide certain skin care products at home after the treatment. And, of course, it is examined whether the stains are not malicious in nature.
Depending on your skin type, you can also opt for microneedling. In addition, very small, vibrating needles glide over the skin that stimulate skin renewal. The top layer of skin flakes off (with pigment and all).