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Pigmentation Treatment

Pigmentation can impact skin tone and complexion. Our tailored pigmentation treatments are customized to target the root cause.

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Pigmentation Treatment

Pigmentation issues can impact skin tone and complexion. Our tailored pigmentation treatments are customized to target the root cause.

Achieve clearer, more even skin toning with our laser treatments to erase sun spots, melasma, acne marks and other undesirable pigmentation. Excess melanin production leads to pigment issues like freckles, age spots, melasma and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. This causes uneven, mottled skin.

 

What is Pigmentation

There are two main types of pigmentation: hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation.

Hyperpigmentation involves an overproduction of melanin, leading to dark spots or patches on the skin, commonly seen in conditions like sunspots, melasma, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. On the other hand, hypopigmentation occurs when there is a loss or reduction of melanin, resulting in white spot of skin.

What causes Pigmentation and treatments

Causes of Pigmentation

Pigmentation arise when the skin produces excess melanin, which gives skin its color. Melanin is created by melanocyte cells in the basal layer of the epidermis. When the melanocytes become more active, dark patches or spots can form on the skin.

Several factors stimulate melanin. Sun exposure is a major one, leading to the development of freckles, age spots, and melasma. Hormonal changes from pregnancy or birth control can also trigger excess melanin, particularly in women.

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is common after acne breakouts, wounds, and other skin trauma. The inflammation process triggers more melanin to create dark spots as the skin heals.

Those with darker skin tones are more prone to hyperpigmentation since their melanocytes are naturally more active. Genetic predispositions, medications, and health conditions like Addison’s disease additionally influence melanin production.

What Causes Pigmentation?

sunlight

Sun Exposure

UV rays stimulate melanin production, leading to sunspots and uneven skin tone.

Hormonal Changes

Hormonal

Pregnancy, birth control pills, and hormonal fluctuations can trigger pigmentation issues like melasma.

Inflammation

Inflammation

Skin inflammation from acne, eczema, or injuries may result in dark spots.

Genes

Genetics

Some individuals are genetically predisposed to certain types of pigmentation.

aging

Aging

As the skin ages, melanin production may become irregular, causing age spots.

Injuries or Trauma

Injuries or Trauma

Scarring from wounds or surgeries can lead to pigmentation changes.

Medications

Medications

Medications may increase sensitivity to sunlight, contributing to pigmentation.

Skin Conditions

Skin Conditions

Conditions like psoriasis or lichen planus can cause pigmentation irregularities.

Pigmentation Treatments

Laser can safely and effectively target and break up the concentrated melanin deposits with little downtime. Patients achieve clearer, brighter, more uniform skin tone after treatment.

Pico Laser The Ultra-Short Pulse Technology for Pigmentation Removal

Pico Laser

The Pico laser technology uses ultra-short picosecond pulses to shatter and eliminate pigment for significant clearance of sunspots, melasma, PIH, tattoos and more. It also rejuvenates the skin and make it brighter.

clarity 2 laser treatment

Clarity II Laser

Clarity II laser is suitable for all skin types, it helps with acne mark, redness and hair removal. It helps in face rejuvenation, firming and brigtening. This laser is comfortable, can be done without numbing cream. It has no downtime.

FAQ for Pigmentation Treatments

Both Pico laser and Clarity II lasers are excellent options, but they work best on different types of skin discoloration. Pico laser is ideal for removing darker pigment lesions. Its picosecond technology effectively shatters stubborn pigment particles. Clarity II laser focus on skin brightening and redness.

If sun protection is practiced diligently, cleared pigment should not return. However, the tendency to develop hyperpigmentation never fully goes away.

Depending on the type of laser, area of treatment and doctor experience, price may range from $200-500 per session.

For most patients, at least 5-6 sessions spaced 3-4 weeks apart yield optimal clearing and prevent recurrence. Maintenance once a month is recommended.

Sun exposure and hormone are the two main causes.