Stubborn dark spots on your skin can leave you feeling frustrated. However, we want to reassure you that hyperpigmentation is a skin condition that can be overcome with innovative laser and skin therapies offered at our med spa.
Let’s face it: topical skin care products can’t eliminate the dark spots caused by too much pigment. You can empower yourself to reclaim your complexion by learning about laser treatments and other minimally invasive therapies that restore your skin’s tone and texture. If you struggle with hyperpigmentation, keep reading!
Types of Hyperpigmentation
Excess melanin can cause patches of dark skin that result in unsightly, uneven skin tone. The aging process and factors like severe acne and sun damage can exacerbate hyperpigmentation. Hormonal changes can also fuel a type of hyperpigmentation known as melasma, one of the most challenging forms of hyperpigmentation to treat because the pigment is often situated deep within the skin.
How Laser Skin Resurfacing Combats Hyperpigmentation
The best treatments for hyperpigmentation boost skin cell turnover by removing damaged skin layers to make room for healthy new cells. Laser skin resurfacing helps draw excess pigment to the skin’s surface while stimulating the body’s natural healing response. Heat energy and collagen production spur skin repair during this process as damaged skin cells flake off and are replaced by fresh new skin.
These hyperpigmentation laser treatments are particularly effective in breaking down dark spots and evening out skin tone:
We use this gentle yet powerful aesthetic laser with 650-microsecond technology to quickly heat, target, and break down melanin within the skin. It is tolerable for all skin types and, in addition to combating hyperpigmentation, it is also highly effective in treating acne and various skin concerns.
Fractional laser resurfacing is considered one of the gold standards for treating hyperpigmentation. HALO’s innovative hybrid laser delivers excellent results with minimal downtime. By combining ablative and non-ablative wavelengths, HALO effectively targets damaged skin’s inner and outer layers and stimulates repair without harming the surrounding skin. We typically recommend a series of 1 to 3 sessions for optimal results.
Also referred to as photo rejuvenation therapy, BBL uses intense pulsed light (IPL) energy to heat and break down “trouble” spots caused by hyperpigmentation. This triggers the body’s natural healing response as collagen production helps restore and repair damaged skin. The one caveat with BBL is that results are not always optimal on darker skin tones. We may recommend a few treatments to help patients achieve their desired outcomes.
In addition to laser treatment for hyperpigmentation, these well-tolerated skin therapies significantly improve skin tone and texture:
This facial peel activates and removes pigmented cells while blocking the formation of additional dark spots. Even though the procedure is minimally invasive, we usually reserve it for patients with melasma or severe hyperpigmentation because it’s a slightly more aggressive approach. We apply the peel in the office, and you remove it at home several hours later. Full results occur 7 to 10 days following treatment. Patients usually see us for one touch-up treatment.
This medical-grade chemical peel targets the removal of hyperpigmented patches on the outer layers of the skin. We apply the peel in our office, and you can remove it at home roughly 4 hours later. Over 1 to 2 weeks, damaged skin flakes away, revealing smoother, more even-toned skin. We typically recommend a series of 3 to 4 treatments.
If you’re ready to tackle hyperpigmentation head-on with one of our innovative therapies, we invite you to visit our premier med spa in Vero Beach. Please request a consultation or call us at (772) 231-1133 to schedule an appointment with a member of our caring and talented team.