Previous exposure to the sun may have left spots or marks which, as well as being unsightly, can be indications of more serious health issues.
So how do we recognise different skin conditions and what can be done to treat them? Dr. Blum of Clinic Lémanic joins us to share his expert advice on the topic.
1. Are all brown spots the same?No. A brown spot or mark on the skin can be the result of several different conditions.
Some dark spots are caused by too much pigmentation in the skin, which can be caused by overexposure to the sun. Some spots could be caused by an infection some are even the early indications of a skin cancer.
Since there are so many possibilities for the cause of a brown spot, it’s very important to be examined by an expert, to ensure that the treatment given is appropriate.
2. What is melasma?Melasma is a skin condition most often seen in women, which affects the skin on the face. It causes dark spots or patches to appear on the face.
There are various different reasons for melasma to occur. Some factors are external, such as physical trauma or exposure to UV rays from the sun or a tanning bed.
Internal factors, especially hormonal imbalance, can also cause the appearance of the condition.
„ Since there are so many possibilities for the cause of a brown spot, it’s very important to be examined by an expert.
Dr Blum, Clinic Lémanic
3. How can Clinic Lémanic treat melasma and other conditions?The treatment offered will of course depend on each individual patient. Clinic Lémanic has built up a high level of expertise over the past 15 years in the area of medical and aesthetic dermatology, so you will be in expert hands.
This expertise means that we are well-equipped to treat melasma, even in cases which may at first appear difficult.
4. How successful and how risky are the treatments?At Clinic Lémanic, our treatments are carried out by highly qualified experts with with extensive experience in the aesthetics domain. We also ensure that our treatments and procedures are kept up to date with the latest advances in technology and science.
This expertise, along with personal attention for the needs of each individual patient, allows us to offer a service with optimum effectiveness and minimal risk.