What is Spot Treatment?

A spot treatment is a method applied for the removal of spots that occur on the skin as a result of excessive and irregular production of melanocytes. Melanocytes form the tone of the skin by producing melanin. While most pigmentation spots are caused by prolonged exposure to the sun, hereditary factors, medications, pregnancy, smoking, alcohol use, certain chemicals that the body cannot dispose, inappropriate use of cosmetic products, hormone treatments and loss of moisture in the skin due to aging can also damage the cellular structure of melanocytes. Spots on the face, hands, back and chest, which are generally exposed to the sun, can 

cause an unpleasant appearance and in some cases can cause health problems such as skin cancer.

Skin blemishes may disappear on their own or may require treatment. Today, there are multiple treatment options for skin blemishes. After an initial consultation, the type of skin stains and the treatment method to be applied are determined by the specialist physician.

Who Is A Spot Treatment Suitable For?

This treatment is suitable for everyone between the ages of 18-65. Spots that have developed due to aging, sun spots, acne and blackheads can be corrected with the methods in skin spot treatments.

Sunspots (Malasma)

Sun spots called melasma can start to be seen in individuals in their twenties. 

These spots, which are more common in women due to the female hormone estrogen, are brown in color and can appear on both sides of the face. The reason for the formation of the spot is that the melonacids in the skin exposed to sunlight overwork and produce more color than other parts of the skin. Malasma is mostly seen on the forehead, nose, upper lip, cheeks, shoulders, back, décolleté and hands. Pregnancy, birth control pills, incorrect use of cosmetics, hereditary factors and some chemicals can also cause melasma. Sunspot treatments can be in the form of pills containing antioxidants, creams, peeling injection procedures and laser methods. People with skin types prone to sun spots should use sunscreen in summer and winter, should avoid excessive sun exposure, and tanning methods like solariums.

Acne And Acne Blemishes

Acne occurs as a result of excessive sebum (oil) production of the skin, can be a result of  cosmetics, excessive sweating, depression, stress and hormonal changes. Acne usually occurs between the ages of 15-25. Squeezing or playing with acne can lead to scarring or blemishes. Acne and acne spots are generally treated with laser, peelings, injections and medications. The treatment method is decided by the physician by examining the skin history, size and depth of the blemish.


Birthmarks are formed while in the mothers womb. While some types of birthmarks disappear over time with treatment, there are also permanent types. Injection, laser and creams are used in treatment.

How Are Spot Treatments Performed?

The treatment method is decided by observing the type of spot and the cause. 

The basic treatment methods applied are as follows:

  • Injection
  • Topical creams
  • Chemical peeling application
  • Laser therapy

Each treatment option may vary depending on the degree of the spots that occur. To visibly remove spots and for maximum results, it is very important that treatment is performed by a specialist physician.

Recovery Process After Treatment

Patients must wait approximately 3-5 days after the preferred treatment to start to see results and healing effects. 

There are certain points that patients must be cautious of. Firstly, it is recommended that these types of treatments be performed outside of the summer months away from intense sun rays. It is extremely important to protect the skin from the harmful light of the sun after treatment. High-protection sunscreens recommended by the physician should be used. With the correct use of sunscreen, patients can easily return to their daily lives.

Advantages Of Spot Treatment

Spot treatments have long been one of the best options preferred by both men and women.

Skin blemishes that occur over time due to aging or sun exposure can be uncomfortable for people. The main advantages of these treatments can be listed as follows;

  • Any method can be applied painlessly.
  • Due to its mild peeling effect, the side effects are not visible.
  • Patients can see results in the first session. 
  • There are spot treatment options suitable for every skin type.
  • It is possible to get effective results within a short time.

If the correct steps are followed before and after the treatment, patients can really notice the successful effects.

Spot Treatment FAQs

What is the most effective spot treatment?
What is the most effective spot treatment?

This varies from patient to patient according to the skin of the person, type of spot and marks, and the skin history. As a result, specific treatment to be the most effective, can not be said.

Some blemishes are very difficult to treat permanently, some are even not treatable, and for some, the simplest treatment can provide permanent solutions.

How are brown spots on the skin removed?
How are brown spots on the skin removed?

There are many treatment options to remove brown spots on the skin. Firstly, the cause of the spots must be determined, whether it's sunspots or a result of aging, then the treatment is decided according to the spot type.

Can skin blemishes turn into cancer?
Can skin blemishes turn into cancer?

The type of blemish, the formation and the history must first be examined by a specialist physician; and the possibility of cancer risk can be determined by performing the necessary tests.

When is spot treatment performed?
When is spot treatment performed?

If vigorous treatments are to be applied (such as laser and treatments that affect the subcutaneous skin), it is important that the procedure is not performed during the summer months. Sun rays can increase pigment production in the skin and cause the formation of spots.

How are facial blemishes removed?
How are facial blemishes removed?

There are many treatments available for facial blemishes that can be used upon the advice of a specialist. These may include:
Injection therapy
Laser therapy
Medical peeling applications
Fractional laser (This method, which is a type of laser used recently, is used for acne, wound, burn, cut spots)

Can patients return to daily routine after a spot treatment?
Can patients return to daily routine after a spot treatment?

All spot treatment methods allow patients to return to daily routine and social life on the same day. Practical and comfortable treatments leave no residue or defects on the skin afterwards. It is vital that patients use sun protection with a high factor, in order to return to daily life.

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