Your skin is your first line of defense against the elements, viruses, bacteria, and injury. Even though it protects you from a huge range of issues, over time your skin may start to need some help. Skin discoloration is a very common experience for our patients, and it can cause serious concern for many people -especially if your family has a history of skin cancer. Fortunately, there are a wide variety of options for patients looking for skin discoloration treatment.
Patients have been flocking to Dr. Sutkin because of the incredible level of patience, care, and precision that he brings to every single procedure. Dr. Sutkin is one of the most popular surgeons in the nation. In fact, the Consumer Research Council of America has voted him one of the top-rated physicians in the country.
If you want to get the clear, smooth, and even-colored skin you’ve been dreaming of, then call Dr. Sutkin today at (408) 636-7101. Our dedicated and kind staff absolutely love talking with our new patients. Even if you just have some questions or concerns, or if you notice a new patch of discolored skin, make sure that you call us immediately for skin discoloration treatment.
Patients who call us will want to setup a time to come in and meet with Dr. Sutkin. During this preliminary meeting, Dr. Sutkin will talk with you about your concerns and answer any questions you might have. He may also do an examination to take a look at the skin discoloration that is concerning you. From there, the exciting part starts. We’ll get to work developing a customized treatment plan for you that will guide Dr. Sutkin so he can deliver the best possible result. Give us a call today at (408) 636-7101.
What is Skin Discoloration?
The substance in your skin that gives it its color is called melanin. Melanin also protects your skin from the sun. If you’ve ever had a tan, then you’ve witnessed your body’s melanin production in full swing.
However, as we age, the melanin our bodies produce can get clumped together and form patches of darker skin. While most of these skin discolorations are completely harmless, you should still have them checked out since they can be an early sign of skin cancer.
What is Skin Discoloration Treatment?
Patients often call us about a new patch of skin they noticed that is a different color than the rest of their skin. These types of changes can be extremely difficult for our patients and can reduce their confidence. If you’ve experienced this kind of discoloration anywhere on your body, you’ve probably given some thought to skin discoloration treatment.
Patients can almost instantly erase those unsightly discolored skin patches with a variety of different procedures.
- Laser therapy – Dr. Sutkin is an expert in laser treatment for all different kinds of skin problems, including skin discoloration. In our offices, one of the most effective lasers we have is called the Halo Laser by Sciton. This laser combines two different types of treatments into one, speeds up healing, and also reduces the number of treatments required.
- Broadband Light – Broadband light (BBL) therapy uses a pulsating, therapeutic light to delete skin discolorations. It also is not painful and requires no recovery downtime.*
Now, there are several significant advantages to laser therapy and broadband light therapy. First, they are non-surgical, non-invasive, which means our patients can return almost immediately to their normal activities. Second, the procedures themselves usually only take a few minutes, to an hour so that they can be done very quickly.
Some patients experience redness and tenderness, but this usually goes away within hours. Dr. Sutkin can also use a numbing agent on these procedures to reduce any discomfort during this type of skin discoloration treatment.
*Varies from patient to patient