Are you a person who has enjoyed outdoor activities such as tennis, running, or bicycling all your life? If so, you may have noticed sun damage and dark spots on your skin. Perhaps you’ve even tried correcting hyperpigmentation from your younger days with drugstore creams with no luck. The good news is we have several treatment options to help erase signs of sun damage. Our treatments offer multiple benefits, which include improving skin tone and texture, reducing the appearance of fine lines and large pores, and reducing the visibility of acne scarring.
What Causes Hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation can affect anyone despite your skin tone. The condition is merely when your body produces too much melanin and deposits it on your skin. Causes include:
- Sun damage
- Hormone changes
- Skin injuries
- Acne scarring
Correcting Hyperpigmentation with Microneedling
Microneedling is a non-surgical treatment that among other benefits, improves your skin texture and tone. We use a special device that ultimately helps to stimulate the body’s production of collagen and elastin as well as increase your blood circulation. This treatment is safe for most skin types, and you will most likely see skin tone improvement after your first treatment.
What About Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Dr. Karol Gutowski also offers laser skin resurfacing to treat dark spots, acne scars, and wrinkles. The process works by moving the laser device over the treatment area to remove some of your outer skin layers, exposing new skin that has little or no imperfections. The number of treatments you need depends on the amount of damage and your goals.
Using Chemical Peels
Chemical peels can fade dark spots as well as reduce the appearance of pores and lines. The chemical solution removes the outer most layers of your skin and stimulates your body’s natural process to generate new skin.
Do Skin Creams Still Work?
We also have topical treatments that can fade your dark spots. If you are interested in learning more about our topical creams, one of our expert staff members can discuss what treatments are available.
What Treatment is Right for Me?
Dr. Karol Gutowski believes in finding a treatment that is safe and effective. Before you receive any treatment, we will conduct an examination and review your medical history with you.
At aFresh® Med Spa & Plastic Surgery in Glenview, we offer an array of solutions to fit our diverse patient population’s needs. Are you ready to unveil the more vibrant, youthful, and even-toned you? Contact us today to set up your consultation in the Chicago area. We look forward to hearing from you!