Hyperpigmentation is a common and usually harmless condition that happens to just about everyone over time. Patches of skin become darker than the skin around it because of an excess of melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin color.
This condition can affect anyone of any ethnicity and can be caused by:
- Sun damage
- Hormonal changes
- Skin conditions such as acne
- Injuries and surgical wounds.
Even freckles, which are an inherited characteristic, are examples of hyperpigmentation. These darkened skin patches can become even darker when the skin is exposed to the sun. This happens because melanin absorbs the energy of the sun’s ultraviolet rays to protect the skin from being overexposed. The result is tanned looking skin where the dark spots become even darker.
What Treatment Is Available?
There are various types of prescription creams used to lighten the skin. These contain a type of bleaching agent that will lighten and fade the look of dark patches over time. There are also some newer types of laser treatments now available which are growing rapidly in use and popularity because of their great results.
More About Laser Treatments
Broadband Light (BBL) is an innovative technology that allows providers to precisely treat age spots, sun damage, acne, uneven skin texture, and other conditions. This treatment breaks down pigmentation when light pulses are delivered to the dermis. The treatment will take between 30 to 60 minutes depending on the size and number of areas being treated. You may need to have 3 to 5 treatments to achieve the desired results. There is no downtime, so patients can continue their normal routines with the addition of sunscreen application.
In this type of treatment, your eyes will be protected with safety glasses before the BBL therapy begins. Patients report feeling a warm sensation (similar to a rubber band snap) as the light is absorbed by the skin. When the treatment is over you may have some redness that will fade away within a few hours. After a period of time, you will notice that any dark areas being treated will begin to fade and look more even. Some pigmented lesions will fade and flake off leaving smoother, softer skin. The results of this treatment are long-lasting, especially when sun protection is used to prevent more hyperpigmentation. Results will depend on your condition, the area being treated and the number of treatments in your care plan. Your Juvanew provider will be able to determine the details of your treatment plan at your initial consultation.
Take the Next Step
Now that you know that you can reduce hyperpigmentation and have brighter, smoother looking skin, you will want to schedule a complimentary consultation with the medical experts at Juvanew Medspa. They are located in Rockwall, TX where they serve Dallas, Heath, Garland, Greenville, and Royse City. Call (214) 771-4611 or fill out and submit the form on this page. Imagine how great you will feel after investing in yourself and your appearance!