Where are they coming from?

Brown spots, also called melasma, are a common skin condition brought on by years of ultraviolet light exposure that presents as brown-grey blotches of hyperpigmentation. These pigmentation irregularities can cause the skin to look older over time. The condition appears more commonly in women and those with darker skin complexions. 

Melasma is most prevalent on the cheeks, upper lip, forehead, and bridge of the nose. Melasma may also appear as an effect brought on by birth control, hormonal therapies, and pregnancy due to increased estrogen levels which create excess melanin, subsequently altering pigment in the skin. 

What does sun damage look like?

Regardless of your diligent skin protection regimens, there is no sure-fire way to safeguard your skin from even the slightest sun exposure. Over time, you’ll begin noticing sun damage to your skin. People who spend long periods in the sun or frequent tanning salons are most at risk of accumulating brown spots and uneven skin tones.

Sun damage commonly shows up as one or several of the following: 

  • Age spots
  • Sunspots
  • Liver spots
  • Freckles
  • Melasma
  • Hyperpigmentation

So, what can be done?

To begin your initial consultation, a thorough analysis is performed to lock in on your specific areas of skin discoloration. Once the analysis is finalized, your Nubo Spa skincare specialist will break down which skin treatment fits best with your goals. Let’s jump into them.

HydrafacialⓇ

This non-invasive, water-based treatment is performed by Nubo Spa specialists using a hand-held device with a texturized tip that focuses pressurized water onto the targeted area. The treatment involves a physical and chemical exfoliation before suctioning away dead cells from your topmost skin layer. 

IPL Photofacial

IPL (intense pulsed light) is a non-invasive procedure featuring a mechanized wand calibrated for your distinguished skin condition. The device uses pulsating broad-spectrum light, generating heat absorbed by hemoglobin and melanin in your skin. The heat breaks down brown spots while avoiding any lingering damage to the skin.

Chemical peels

There are three separate chemical peels offered by Nubo Spa: Age-Defying Peel+, Brightening Peel+, and Acne Clearing Peel+. Peels are applied by your skincare specialist to return uneven skin tones to their naturally vibrant state. Each chemical peel takes approximately one hour to complete. 

Why choose Nubo Spa?

With offices located in Berkeley and Davis, Nubo Spa offers long-lasting, reliable solutions that help your skin regain its youthful look. We pride ourselves on providing superior customer service, along with building personal relationships. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and let us help develop a customized treatment plan that fits your needs.

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Only you can prevent sun damage

As previously mentioned, avoiding sun exposure is nearly impossible to do. Fortunately, there are proactive steps you can take to reduce the amount of damage your skin takes when you’re basking in the UV light:

  • Wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 50 daily, and reapply every 1-2 hours.
  • Shade yourself if your skin becomes red and sensitive.
  • Try to maintain moderate stress levels to balance hormones and decrease your risk of developing brown spots.

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