What is hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation is an extremely common condition resulting in patches of darker or discolored skin. These patches appear when melanin, the brown pigment that gives your skin its color, becomes concentrated in one area.
- Sun spots or age spots
- Freckles or birthmarks
How do you treat hyperpigmentation?
Your risk of developing hyperpigmentation increases with greater exposure to the sun. Wearing sunscreen and protective clothing is important in preventing sun spots from developing or becoming darker.
Hyperpigmentation treatments include prescription and over-the-counter bleaches and lotions. These options can take several months to show results and may seriously irritate sensitive skin.
At Sana Spa, they have a better solution: They offer hyperpigmentation treatments with a technologically-advanced laser system.
How does a laser reduce hyperpigmentation?
It works by sending laser light energy into the layers of your skin. Your skin absorbs the laser energy and breaks up the melanin in the area of hyperpigmentation. When the laser destroys the melanin, it removes or reduces the hyperpigmented lesion.
You don’t need to worry about the laser removing your skin’s normal pigmentation. This system’s revolutionary design allows it to target dark deposits of melanin without affecting the surrounding skin.
Sana Spa uses this method to treat:
- Liver, sun, or age spots
- Brown birthmarks
They also use the laser for tattoo removal and to reduce the appearance of scars.
What should I expect from a laser hyperpigmentation treatment?
The process begins with a free consultation, during which your doctor discusses your unique condition and aesthetic goals. If you decide this treatment is right for you, they first test out the laser on a small patch of your skin.
The amount of time treatment takes depends on the size of the treatment area and the number of lesions you want to be removed. Your doctor spends about 15-45 minutes on most treatments. Most of the time, the hyperpigmentation doesn’t come back.
Laser Hyperpigmentation treatment isn’t a painful procedure, but some people claim the laser feels like a rubber band snapping against your skin. Afterward, you may feel like you have a slight sunburn.
If you want to remove sun spots or another type of hyperpigmentation, call Sana Spa today.