Do you have uneven dark spots on your skin? That is called hyperpigmentation, a common skin condition that can leave pigmented spots on your skin. Though common in older people, young ones are also prone to get this uneven skin coloration. Thankfully, professional treatment comes to the rescue in the form of laser resurfacing for hyperpigmentation. If you want to know more about hyperpigmentation and other skin conditions, reach out to our office.
What is Hyperpigmentation?
This is a common skin condition in which blotches of skin are darker than the rest of the surrounding area. This darkening is caused by overproduction of melanin, the skin’s pigment chemical. Contrary to misconceptions, dark-skinned people can also have this condition.
Hyperpigmentation is caused by several factors like:
- Sun damage
- Hormonal imbalance
- Acne marks
Hyperpigmentation is often a telltale side effect of hormonal imbalance in most people. But in general, this condition is harmless, non-communicable and not symptomatic of any deadly disease.
What is Laser Resurfacing for Hyperpigmentation?
Laser resurfacing for hyperpigmentation is a specialized, non-surgical, non-invasive treatment that removes the dark spots on the skin using concentrated laser energy.
There are two kinds of lasers that can be used in this treatment:
- Ablative laser
- Non-ablative laser
Laser resurfacing for hyperpigmentation works by targeting the specific dark spots. Since the procedure is done on an isolated area, the rest of the skin is safe. The technology used is certified safe and effective.
What are the Benefits?
Laser resurfacing for hyperpigmentation has many benefits and advantages over other treatments. Some of the benefits are:
- No surgery
- Faster recovery time
- Little downtime
- More affordable than other treatments
- Quick and effective results
Am I a Candidate for Laser Resurfacing?
Laser resurfacing for hyperpigmentation can be done on almost anyone. As mentioned, this skin coloration condition affects any person regardless of age, gender, race, skin type, and skin color. But as with other medical treatments, you need to consult an expert before moving forward with the treatment.
Our skin experts at aFresh® Med Spa & Plastic Surgery would be happy to answer whatever questions you may have about this treatment during a consultation at our office in Glenview. Contact us today to book an appointment and get started.