Laser and Phototherapy Treatments for Skin Pigmentation
Causes of Skin Pigmentation
Pigmentation happens when skin patches become darker than normal skin tone excessively dark pigmentation, when compared to one’s normal skin color, is the result of overproduction of melanin, a dark brown pigment. Melanin is the pigment responsible for variations in normal skin tone, but when produced in excess, it leads to unbalanced skin tone.
Melanin absorbs sunlight easily. The ability of melanin to absorb the sun’s rays helps the prevention of UV (ultra-violet) radiation from passing into the inner skin layer and damaging the cell’s DNA.
Pigmentation affects all skin colors. Sun spots, freckles and age spots are the more common examples of pigmentation. These are frequently found on parts of the body that receive a great deal of sun exposure.
Hormone levels also affect melanin production. Melasma, a specific kind of pigmentation, can be affected during hormonal changes while pregnant, taking birth control pills or hormone replacement drugs.
Treatment Options for Pigmentation:
IPL Therapy or Photofacial
Pigmentation Photorejuvenation or Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a terrific, noninvasive way to lighten the skin and reduce dark spots such as sunspots, age spots, freckles and broken capillaries. The IPL device provides gentle therapy and emits a range of light waves that target either hemoglobin in blood vessels or melanin, the pigment that builds up in hyperpigmentation.
Recently rated the best, new, long-term skin rejuvenation tool. With the Fractional CO2 skin Resurfacing Treatment, you will definitely receive the most results in one treatment. While this treatment is more intense and requires more healing time, it results in significant, long-term and noticeable improvements.
Highly popular and noninvasive, Helios Laser is a microscopic laser whose beams are applied to the skin and penetrate deeply to stimulate your body’s natural collagen production. The results are healthier, softer, younger-looking and dynamic skin.
A Chemical Peel can be a great first start for treating hyperpigmentation, numerous other skin conditions, and skin rejuvenation overall. This treatment involves gently applying an antioxidant-rich chemical solution to remove damaged, outer layers of skin. We offer superficial to deep penetration options and will tailor the treatment to your desires. Results are less blotchiness, reduced pigmentation and younger-looking skin.
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