A spot, either congenital or acquired, is the discoloration on skin that appears on different parts of the body. The cause, the color, and the size vary. Some are congenital, some are later acquired through some reasons such as sun, acne, trauma, or pregnancy.
For the treatment of spots, it is a must to see a Dermatologist. During the consultation, a detailed examination is administered for the analysis and the treatment of spots. Different medical devices are used for the treatment. The depth of the spot is determined using devices that can analyze the skin in detail. In some cases the spots may be deeper.
Following step involves a dermatoscopic examination so as to thoroughly study the surface of the skin. A dermatoscope, magnifying the skin surface, allows us to be able to see the surface features of the skin in detail. This how we determine the specifications of spots and see whether there are any capillaries at the base. If there are capillar structures in the skin spot, a Laser system can be preferred to treat them.
For the treatment of recurring spots like Melasma disease, oral or topical creams are administered. In such chronic spot issues as Melasma, Laser systems can be used to support cream treatment in order to obtain an effective result. Scientific studies show that such combined treatments prove to be more effective.
After all these evaluations, the treatment is initiated according to the type of the skin and the spots. Often times, various Laser systems (Veloce BB Laser, New Generation Fractional Laser, photobiomodulation etc.) are used.
As we may solely prefer this type of technologies, we also can get better results combining them according to the needs of the patient. To illustrate, if there are capillar structures along with the spot, it is possible to treat both the capillars and the spots with Veloce BB Laser. Once the New Generation Fractional Laser is included to the treatment, we can vastly enhance the results. Using the skin analyzer, we can more objectively evaluate the improvement after the application.
For the effective realization of spot treatment, it is crucial to regularly repeat this application in two sessions once a year.
If you decide on the spot treatment, do not forget to give the below information to your doctor:
- Your medication,
- The vitamins and minerals you take,
- If pregnant, or thinking of becoming pregnant,
- All the surgeries and cosmetic treatments you have already had.
The examination and treatment of skin spots are vital. To diagnose your problem and follow the correct treatment procedure, please get an appointment to see Dermatologist Dr. Ersin Aydın at our clinic.