Although hyperpigmentation isn’t usually an urgent health threat, it can cause people to feel self-conscious or embarrassed about their appearance. It affects each individual differently, while occurring on various areas of the body in a wide range of severities. Our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center has developed a multi-step treatment process that is tailored to the needs of each patient. Our goal is to fade hyperpigmentation and reveal beautiful, consistent skin for every patient who walks into our practice.
Hyperpigmentation is distinguishable by the presence of a darkened patch of skin that doesn’t match the same hue as surrounding areas. For most cases, this condition is due to an overproduction of melanin, which is the component responsible for the color of skin. A few other situations can cause the body to show signs of hyperpigmentation. For example: pregnancy, certain endocrine system diseases, and skin trauma can all contribute to its presence.
If not properly managed, hyperpigmentation can worsen with prolonged sun exposure. At-risk areas of skin should be covered by clothing whenever possible to avoid worsening symptoms.
The Laser Lights approach to treating hyperpigmentation
In the same way that different car engine problems require different sets of tools, our treatment is optimized for a patient’s specific skin type and severity of their hyperpigmentation. Our approach is determined by a thorough skin evaluation that is carefully designed to customize care. Over the years, we have assembled many options that fall under the umbrella of hyperpigmentation treatment. However, each patient will receive different combinations of techniques, depending on their unique traits.
How do I know which hyperpigmentation treatments are right for me?
Before we begin hyperpigmentation treatment, patients are encouraged to participate in a personalized skin consultation. This visit will allow our providers to gather important information that determine the most effective treatment plan. Patients also have the chance to ask any questions about the various steps for their own clarification.
Why do I need to treat my hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation isn’t necessarily a direct risk to a person’s health, but it can affect self-esteem and hinder one’s appearance from reaching its full potential. With our comprehensive approach, patients are given a customized experience with a personal touch.
How can I prevent hyperpigmentation from getting worse?
The number one thing to avoid would be extended sun exposure. Direct sunlight can make areas of hyperpigmentation even more dark or pronounced. Areas of concern should be covered by protective clothing when possible and have SPF 45 (or greater) sunscreen applied to them.
Please contact our office at 770-622-9100 for more information about our hyperpigmentation treatments available at Laser Lights or feel free to email us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.