Dark spots encompass a wide variety of different skin conditions. These conditions include benign cosmetic issues as well as serious pre-cancerous and cancerous lesions. This is why it is so important to be seen by a qualified, experienced provider.
For the most part, treatments are focused on hyperpigmentation as well as darker patches of skin that affect tone and texture. These patches occur from an overproduction of melanin, a pigment produced by your melanocytes, often due to sun exposure.
Sun, acne, and hormones may trigger an increase in melanin. Though hyperpigmentation may affect any area of the body, it’s most common on the face.
The Colorado Skin and Vein team offers a variety of pigment reduction treatments using the most advanced aesthetic tools available to ensure the best results and the least amount of downtime possible.
The aesthetic specialists at Colorado Skin and Vein will determine if you’re a candidate for pigment reduction after a consultation. They will explain the treatment options and more likely outcomes. The team includes highly skilled and experienced pigment experts.
They ask about your concerns and goals, review your medical history, and examine your skin. Because they offer such a wide range of pigment reduction treatments, they can help almost anyone with hyperpigmentation.
Colorado Skin and Vein has several options to treat almost any type of hyperpigmentation and more than 20 years of experience using energy-based devices. For pigment reduction treatments, the team may use:
IPL is an aesthetic tool that uses multiple wavelengths of light to treat sun damage, hyperpigmentation, freckles, and mild facial flushing. The light energy targets and heats the pigmented cells, and your body removes them over time, restoring your skin’s natural complexion.
Picosecond lasers are one of the most advanced laser tools. It uses very short, rapid pulses of light that shatters the pigmented cells under your skin. Your body then removes the damaged cells from the area, improving your skin tone.
CO2 fractional skin resurfacing gets great results with little downtime. During treatment, the advanced tool evenly and precisely passes over your skin, heating precise columns of skin surrounded by untouched skin.
Because the CO2 fractional laser only treats a “portion” of your skin, it gives your treated skin something to latch onto, boosting the healing process.
Chemical peels are a popular cosmetic treatment that evenly removes the outer layer of your skin, including the areas of hyperpigmentation.
Microdermabrasion is a type of skin exfoliation that also reduces hyperpigmentation.
Call or schedule an appointment online today to find out more about pigment reduction at Colorado Skin and Vein.