After years of exposure to the sun, lifestyle changes, and other environmental factors, our face often develops areas of hyperpigmentation – changes in texture or tone. This can include blotches, sun spots, discolorations, wrinkles, acne scars, or rough spots. There are several ways to treat hyperpigmentation – through light, lasers, or heat energy:
IPL treatments deliver an intense but gentle burst of light into the skin, which is absorbed by blood vessels or melanin-pigmented areas in the dermis, depending on the condition being treated. This light is converted to heat and is absorbed by the cells being targeted, promoting collagen production and healing agents.
CO2 lasers work by removing layers of damaged or wrinkled skin. A carbon-dioxide laser is used to send short, concentrated pulsating beams of light to remove the outer layer skin simultaneously heating the underlying skin. This action works to stimulate growth of new collagen. As the treated area heals, the new skin that forms is smoother and firmer.
Fractora works by administering thermal energy (heat) through tiny pins that injure the skin slightly, removing damaged skin and promoting new collagen growth. The skin works to repair itself, leaving you with smoother, tighter, and younger looking skin.
Other ways to treat hyperpigmentation include:
- Clear and Brilliant – a laser energy device that stimulates a refreshing boost to the skin
- Fraxel – a laser treatment designed to target sun-damaged and aging skin
- Skin Medica – A skin care regimen including revitalizing peels
- SkinCeuticals peel
- Q-switch lasers
Mixing in-office procedures with an at home regimen of the right products such as growth factors, bleaching creams, vitamin C, and retin-A or retinol products can lead to beautiful, youthful skin.
Which hyperpigmentation treatment is right for you? That depends on your age, skin type, amount of sun damage, and whether or not you are dealing with melasma. To learn more about hyperpigmentation correction procedures or to schedule your consultation, please fill out the form on this page or call our Beverly Hills office at (310) 860-8915 or our Pasadena office at (626) 537-3737. We serve the greater Hollywood, Brentwood, Westwood, and Los Angeles metro.