One of the most common consultations in Dermatology are skin spots.
When we detect some kind of skin blemish, it is important to perform a diagnostic study with dermoscopy and Wood’s light. These studies allow us to obtain information of interest about the structures of the skin, which makes it easier to see the depth of the spot.
Why do the spots appear?
- Hormonal alterations
- Depletion of the body’s antioxidant capacity caused by external agents (tobacco, ultraviolet radiation, etc.).
- Internal agents: intestinal alterations or alterations in the detoxification capacity, stress, among others.
Depending on the type of stain the treatment will be different, being always strictly necessary to rule out that the stain is not a malignant or pre-malignant lesion.
The laser is one of the most useful tools but there are different types, which is why it is important to choose the one that is best suited to treat pigmented lesions. That is why Clínica Planas has one of the most modern and complete platforms to treat this type of lesions.
Cases in which laser is not indicated
There are situations in which the laser is not indicated, as in cases of melasma, post-inflammatory pigmentation or hormonal spots.
For these situations other treatments are recommended, such as chemical peels and low intensity light therapy, which can be related to individualized topical dermatological treatment.
Finally, it should not be forgotten that in many situations the spots may be caused as a reflection of an internal disease, which should be ruled out.
It is essential to always keep in mind that visible spots are like the tip of the iceberg of existing skin damage. That is to say, the entire skin must be evaluated, even in those cases where it seems that there are no lesions, since many times there are non-visible lesions. These non-visible lesions, if not properly treated, will eventually appear and affect the patient.
For more information on skin blemishes, contact a specialist in Aesthetic Medicine.