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Hyperpigmentation

Are you concerned with dark spots and how to treat them?

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What is hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition that causes patches of skin to become darker than the surrounding areas. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including sun exposure, hormonal changes, and certain medications. While hyperpigmentation is not harmful, it can be a cosmetic concern for some people.

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How can I prevent hyperpigmentation?

The simplest way to prevent hyperpigmentation and dark spots is to avoid the sun and wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily. If hyperpigmentation is caused by an underlying condition, treating the underlying condition can improve symptoms.

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Are there different types?

There are three types of hyperpigmentation—melasma, sunspots (solar lentigo), and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

  1. Melasma - a benign disorder characterized by hyperpigmentation of the skin, believed to be caused by hormones. It is common in pregnant women and usually occurs on the face or stomach.

  2. Sunspots - these develop over time with exposure to the sun. They are common in areas that are most exposed to the sun like the shoulders, hands, and face. Sun-damage spots, photodamage, and age spots are common names for sunspots.

  3. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is common after an injury or condition that causes skin inflammation, like acne or by prescription medication interactions.

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How do laser treatments treat hyperpigmentation?

Laser treatments use a single wavelength to target melanin in the skin. Depending on the different causes and conditions of hyperpigmentation, lasers can be used as effective treatments for melasma, dark spots and age spots

Frequently Asked
Questions

1 / How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatment sessions required varies from patient to patient, but typically two to four sessions are needed.

2 / How long does each session last?

Each session usually lasts between 15 and 30 minutes, but again will vary depending on your individual needs.

3 / Does it hurt?

Some people feel a slight discomfort with each laser pulse, describing the sensation as similar to having an elastic band snapped against the skin. Ask your provider what you should expect.

1 / How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatment sessions required varies from patient to patient, but typically two to four sessions are needed.

1 / How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatment sessions required varies from patient to patient, but typically two to four sessions are needed.

2 / How long does each session last?

Each session usually lasts between 15 and 30 minutes, but again will vary depending on your individual needs.

3 / Does it hurt?

Some people feel a slight discomfort with each laser pulse, describing the sensation as similar to having an elastic band snapped against the skin. Ask your provider what you should expect.

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