Prior to beginning any treatment for hyperpigmentation, a complimentary consultation with one of our Certified Laser Technicians is required to assess the type of skin discolouration you may have. The treatment specialist will consult with you regarding the discolouration of your skin, they will discuss your goals and expectations from undergoing the treatment, and determine whether your hyperpigmentation treatment can be effectively treated with Palomar IPL technology for photorejuvenation, chemical peels and/or specialty dermalogica skincare products.
Hyperpigmentation is a common, usually harmless condition in which patches of skin become darker in color than the normal surrounding skin. This darkening occurs when an excess of melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin color, forms deposits in the skin. Hyperpigmentation can affect the skin color of people of any race.
Age or “liver” spots are a common form of hyperpigmentation. They occur due to sun damage, and are referred to by doctors as solar lentigines. These small, darkened patches are usually found on the hands and face or other areas frequently exposed to the sun.
Freckles, age spots, and other darkened skin patches can become darker or more pronounced when skin is exposed to the sun. This happens because melanin absorbs the energy of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays in order to protect he skin from overexposure.
Hyperpigmentation I.P.L Treatments work quickly to remove these spots from the skin.
Mechanism of pigmented lesion removal is based upon selective destruction of melanocytes and melanosome-containing epidermal keratinocytes. The lesion darkens and crusts after treatment, and is naturally sloughed off the skin within two weeks.
Prices vary on the spots and area being treated. Please complete the form below for your complementary consultation today.