Troubled by skin darkening? The skin of the face and exposed parts of the body frequently darkens due to the effects of sun exposure, hereditary skin conditions or even acne. Dark or spotty skin can rob you of your peace of mind and lower your self-esteem. There is a very simple and very effective way to fade or completely remove your hyperpigmentation, however, and that is through hyperpigmentation treatment. Below is some information that will help you figure out if one of the hyperpigmentation treatments offered by aFresh® Medspa & Plastic Surgery in Glenview, IL is right for you.
What Is Hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation is the accumulation of excess pigment or melanin under the skin which makes it appear darker or discolored.
What Causes It?
There are many reasons for hyperpigmentation which include:
- Hormonal fluctuations such as pregnancy or menopause
- Sun exposure
- Break down or enlargement of blood vessels under the skin
- Certain medications
- Trauma or injury
Hyperpigmentation treatments involve treatment of hyperpigmented patches of skin through minimally invasive procedures. These include:
Laser Skin Resurfacing
This laser-based skin resurfacing removes the superficial skin layers, to expose new skin underneath. The resurfaced skin appears lighter and even toned with better texture and quality as well.
This method of reducing hyperpigmentation involves the use of chemical solutions or peels containing alpha or beta hydroxy acids. These chemical peels cause sloughing of the outer superficial skin layers. The underlying skin layers are supple, even-toned, and radiant without pigmentation.
Hyperpigmentation treatment is a good option for you if you have:
- Scars or keloids
- Pregnancy or menopause-related melasma or dark patches
- Acne scars
- Sun damaged skin or freckles
- Vascular lesions, varicose veins, or port wine stains
- Age spots
What Are The Benefits?
Hyperpigmentation treatment allows the skin to recover its radiance and brightness. Your skin will appear lighter and even-toned with reduced pigmentation patches.
What Can I Expect At the Consultation?
At your initial consultation, your skin specialist will evaluate your skin pigmentation in detail. Depending on the number of patches and the cause of pigmentation, a tailored treatment plan will be drawn out for you. The number of treatment sessions and type of therapy to best suit your needs will be determined as well.
Hyperpigmentation, scars and dark patches can be distressing and make you lose your self-confidence. Why let dark and patchy skin take overtake your life. Contact the skin specialists at aFresh® Medspa & Plastic Surgery in Glenview, IL today to schedule your consultation!