Laser pigmented spot removal can reduce the appearance of many signs of aging on our skin, including sun damage, freckles, age spots, acne scarring, enlarged pores, and redness caused by broken capillaries and rosacea. Treatments can also improve the appearance of birthmarks and uneven pigmentation. Laser pigmented spot removal works by using non-invasive, painless pulses of light to even out pigmentation, reduce redness and stimulate collagen growth.
What is hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation is the darkening of an area of the skin caused by the overproduction of melanin. Because melanin lives in the outermost layer of the skin, by nature, dark-skinned people have more melanin and pigment than those of light skin tone. Melanin also serves as the body’s natural sun protectant. When skin is exposed to long-term UV rays, melanocytes are triggered to produce more melanin. Essentially, a “tan” is the skin working to protect itself, yet often causing hidden damages that can surface years later, in the form of splotchy patches of hyperpigmentation, ones we often refer to as age spots, sun spots or freckles.
How can I correct it?
Laser treatments work by sending pulses of light deep inside affected areas of the skin, resulting in pigmented lesions breaking up and becoming naturally absorbed in the body.
How does the laser work with pigmentation?
The laser breaks pigmented cells down resulting in a lighter, paler skin tone and cells that blend more naturally into their surrounding areas. The surrounding skin itself is not affected.