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Brown Spots

& Melasma

Thrive Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center
5 My experience at Thrive was great! Everybody was extremely nice, helpful and professional. It was my first IPL treatment and she was really nice and talked me through it.


Melasma, or sun damage, is responsible for a large variety of pigmentation problems of the skin. The procedures to correct melasma and for sun spot removal can vary for each patient. We will work with you to find the best treatment option for removing brown spots and rejuvenating your skin.

Laser Brown Spot Removal Treatment

Brown spot removal treatments may include Revlite®, PhotoGenesis (IPL), or the SmartXide DOT® CO2 lasers. Like all of our services, the treatments are designed with the latest technology for maximum results and minimal invasiveness.

RevLight® laser delivers high-speed waves of energy that penetrate the skin at incredible speeds, minimizing the amount of heat and pain in each procedure. RevLight® delivers laser light pulses at a nanosecond frequency, stimulating collagen growth and delivering both a photo-acoustic and photo-thermal effect for optimal results. It is safe and effective and requires little to no recovery time.

Brown spots and melasma

PhotoGenesis (IPL) is a broadband light therapy that targets brown spots close to the surface of the skin commonly caused by excessive sun exposure. Results are typically achieved in 1-2 treatments while full correction can occur at 3-5 treatments.

Chemical Peels for Brown Spot Removal

Chemical peels have incredible regenerating properties; they strip away damage and allow the skin to grow back healthier and more vibrant. All chemical peels vary in intensity and strength. The strength of the peels depends on the chemical ingredients and the level of rejuvenation you need.

The Illuminize Peel is best for first time chemical peel patients looking for a gentler option. The Illuminize uses a combination of skin clearing acidic agents to increase your skin’s glow and radiance.

The Vitalize Peel is our most popular chemical peel product. It combats normal environmental damage, and it can be customized to treat irregular pigmentation, photodamage, and melasma.

The Rejuvenize Peel goes a step further, penetrating deeper to exfoliate the top layers of the most damaged skin. Because it can heal even acne scarring, some recovery time may be necessary.

Skilled in determining the most effective treatment for various skin tones and types, we will work with you to choose the best melasma treatment for your needs. To combat brown spots and other sun damage, contact us to set up an appointment.

Thrive Aesthetic & Anti Aging Center is committed to helping patients achieve healthy, beautiful skin and restore a more youthful appearance. Our dedicated team is comprised of Dr Adam Maddox, Board Certified in integrative anti-aging and aesthetic medicine; Tristin Stanton – Licensed Aesthetician and Jade Ward – Front Office Coordinator.

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