Hyperpigmentation happens when your skin makes too much melanin. As a result, you have certain spots on your face that are a lot darker than the rest of your face. There are a lot of reasons why you may develop hyperpigmentation. You may have hyperpigmentation as a result of an accident, as a result of trauma, or simply because of a genetic disorder that is affecting your skin. Some people have hyperpigmentation as a general response to getting older.
There are a lot of topical creams that you can buy that promise to help get rid of hyperpigmentation. But the level of help that they provide is negligible. Laser treatments are by far the best way to improve the tone of your skin and to get rid of unwanted hyperpigmentation while at the same time encouraging your body to produce more collagen.
The use of lasers as a skin resurfacing procedure is not something that is new. In fact, lasers have been used in this way since the early 60’s. Since the 1960’s, medical professionals were using lasers as a way to get rid of certain birthmarks that could cause a person a lot of cosmetic and emotional distress, depending on how large they were and depending on where they were located on the body. While these early procedures had a level of success, they also had a lot of risks, especially when it came to scarring.
The earlier models of laser skin resurfacing that were available in the early 1960’s led the way to the more effective and safer models that are available today. Modern lasers that are used are designed to focus on smaller areas of your skin. As a result, they can produce a stronger amount of laser energy. The strong amount of laser energy is going to affect collagen production and minimize the risk of a scar forming. Modern lasers are able to produce excellent results.
A lot of the benefits that you’re going to get from your laser skin resurfacing treatments to remove hyperpigmentation are going to be dependent on how well you take care of your skin after the procedure is performed. Depending on the extent of your hyperpigmentation, you may need to have multiple treatments until you are left with the desired results.
Make an appointment at aFresh® Med Spa & Plastic Surgery to get all the facts about how laser skin resurfacing can be used to address your hyperpigmentation. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Glenview.