Hyperpigmentation is a condition that causes certain areas of the skin to become darker than others. There are a variety of reasons why hyperpigmentation might occur, but the good news is there are effective treatments today that can banish these brown spots without significant discomfort and downtime. At Leber Skin & Laser Center, we have five good choices in treating hyperpigmentation that allow us to tailor your treatment to your specific needs, desired results and personal preference.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are one of the oldest cosmetic treatments, but the reason they are still popular is that they are still one of the most effective methods of skin exfoliation and rejuvenation today. There are different types of chemical peels available, which means you can choose the formulation that will work at the depth you need to address the specific concerns you have.

Lighter peels do not involve much discomfort or downtime, but offer superficial results that should be repeated regularly, in order to achieve maximum benefits. Deeper peels do require some recovery time but are typically the best solution for minimizing the appearance of hyperpigmentation and treating more significant skin imperfections. Some of our peels come with brightening agents that specifically work on hyperpigmentation and other skin discolorations.

Microdermabrasion

This is another tried-and-true procedure that can exfoliate the skin and provide minimization of brown spots and other types of hyperpigmentation. This procedure uses a special diamond-tipped tool, removing the outermost dead skin layers, leaving softer, smoother skin behind. This procedure is a quick office procedure that involves no downtime but produces positive results both right away and over time. A series of treatments may be needed to provide the best possible results.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing works into the underlying dermal layers without causing trauma to the skin’s surface. This procedure stimulates the body’s own responses to increase the production of collagen and elastin, resulting in a more youthful appearance to the complexion. At the same time, laser energy reduces the appearance of surface imperfections like hyperpigmentation to produce a more uniform texture and color to the skin. At Leber Skin & Laser Center, we offer different laser treatments that allow us to customize treatment to your specific needs and desired results.

Regular Facials

While a single facial may not produce the dramatic results you are looking for, regular facials will not only offer a healthier look to the skin but a reduction in hyperpigmentation concerns as well. Like our chemical peels, we offer a range of facials to address a wide range of needs. If hyperpigmentation is your primary concern, we have facials that offer superior exfoliation when provided on their own or in conjunction with other cosmetic treatments.

IPL Photofacial

When it comes to getting rid of brown spots and freckles, few treatments are as effective as intense pulsed light therapy or IPL. This procedure uses pulses of light to penetrate the skin’s surface, targeting the melanin that leads to the formation of those brown spots. IPL is one of the most efficient devices for eradicating hyperpigmentation, as well as unwanted vascular lesions that often appear as a result of sun exposure and the aging process.

IPL is an outpatient treatment that involves little discomfort and no downtime afterward. The procedure is similar to laser treatments, except the pulses of light impact a number of different skin concerns at one time. With few side effects and results even after the first treatment session, it is no wonder our patients are loving this procedure.

Leber Skin & Laser Center strives to provide you with the latest treatments that offer the best results with the fewest side effects. Our procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis and provide exceptional results with specific concerns like hyperpigmentation. To find out which procedure is the right one for you, contact Leber Skin & Laser Center today at 480-945-5522