Hyperpigmentation, which occurs when the body produces excess pigment, resulting in discolored skin, affects all skin types and tones.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) can help to clear up some types of hyperpigmentation. During the treatment a beam of light is transmitted, infiltrating down into the tissue where it’s absorbed by melanin. The results can last for a few years, if not longer, as long as the proper precautions are taken, which includes a good skin-care routine, daily use of sunscreen and avoiding the sun.
When products like Microdermabrasion and peels don’t work, consider energy-based treatments that use laser, light and heat to reduce unwanted spots.
How Does Lasers Help?
At Bellissima Medical we use the most technically advanced laser to remove hyperpigmentation. It breaks up concentrated melanin so that it fades away. Most patients require just one or two hyperpigmentation treatments, but some deeper lesions do require more.
Most of the time, hyperpigmentation does not return. Our treatments are revolutionary because it was specifically designed to target dark concentrations of melanin and will not affect surrounding skin. This is a great option for people with ethnic skin or darker pigmentation.