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Treating Hyperpigmentation

Performed at our Duluth, GA medical office, north of Atlanta.

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Although hyperpigmentation isn’t usually an urgent health threat, it can cause people to feel self-conscious or embarrassed about their appearance. It affects each individual differently, while occurring on various areas of the body in a wide range of severities. Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center and Southern Plastic Surgery have developed a multi-step treatment process that will be tailored to the needs of each patient. Our goal is to fade hyperpigmentation and reveal beautiful, consistent skin for every patient who walks into our practice.

Understanding hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is distinguishable by the presence of a darkened patch of skin that doesn’t match the same hue as surrounding areas. For most cases, this condition is due to an overproduction of melanin, which is the component responsible for the color of skin. A few other situations can cause the body to show signs of hyperpigmentation. For example: pregnancy, certain endocrine system diseases, and skin trauma can all contribute to its presence.

If not properly managed, hyperpigmentation can worsen with prolonged sun exposure. At-risk areas of skin should be covered by clothing whenever possible to avoid worsening symptoms.

Understanding hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is distinguishable by the presence of a darkened patch of skin that doesn’t match the same hue as surrounding areas. For most cases, this condition is due to an overproduction of melanin, which is the component responsible for the color of skin. A few other situations can cause the body to show signs of hyperpigmentation. For example: pregnancy, certain endocrine system diseases, and skin trauma can all contribute to its presence.

If not properly managed, hyperpigmentation can worsen with prolonged sun exposure. At-risk areas of skin should be covered by clothing whenever possible to avoid worsening symptoms.

The Laser Lights approach to treating hyperpigmentation

In the same way that different car engine problems require different sets of tools, our treatment is optimized for a patient’s specific skin type and severity of their hyperpigmentation. Our approach is determined by a thorough skin evaluation that is carefully designed to customize care. Over the years, we have assembled many options that fall under the umbrella of hyperpigmentation treatment. However, each patient will receive different combinations of techniques and treatments, depending on their unique traits.

  • DefenAge® Skincare is a topical cosmetic treatment that enhances skin beauty and consistency without causing irritation or dryness. It’s also a highly effective pigmentation-reducer, so it works very well for hyperpigmentation patients. Results typically show between 3 to 6 weeks after usage. It’s safe for all locations on the body and can be safely regimented for noticeable improvements over time.
  • Skin Lightener is a compounded hyperpigmentation treatment that was specially designed just for Laser Lights and Southern Plastic Surgery. The ingredients all work together to safely lighten pigmented spots on the skin. Our experienced providers can perform this method without harming surrounding skin for lasting results.
  • Reveal Peel is an important step in our approach to fading hyperpigmentation. It’s an advanced chemical peel and post-operative peel kit that was custom-made for our patients at Laser Lights and Southern Plastic Surgery. It has shown incredible advancements in treating melasma and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Our Reveal Peel works even more effectively when it’s combined with the other steps of our hyperpigmentation treatment.
  • Reveal Koji Pads can be gently applied to any part of the body that is showing signs of hyperpigmentation. This is a treatment that can be conveniently used at home to create better skin consistency and tone. We recommend a consistent regimen that lasts from 30 to 60 days for the best results. Reveal Koji Pads can be used alone or with other hyperpigmentation procedures for maximum improvement.
  • Other treatments at Laser Lights are available for addressing hyperpigmentation. We offer additional laser treatments, Réjuvapen® Microneedling, SilkPeel®, VI peel and more. Based on your needs, our experienced providers may create a treatment plan that combines these options with DefenAge® Skincare, Skin Lightener, Reveal Peel, and Reveal Koji Pads.

Frequently Asked Questions about Hyperpigmentation

  • Before we begin hyperpigmentation treatment, patients are encouraged to participate in a personalized skin consultation. This visit will allow our providers to gather important information that determine the most effective treatment plan for you. Patients also have the chance to ask any questions about hyperpigmentation for their own clarification.

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