Age spots are flat dark areas on the skin. Hyperpigmentation is the medical term for these patches of skin that become darker than surrounding areas of skin. They are referred to as age spots because it is common in adults.
Hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition. It affects people of all skin types. Different types of hyperpigmentation include sunspots, melasma or liver spot and post-inflammatory skin hyperpigmentation.
Depending on the type of pigmentation problem, different treatments are required. At Redeem Medispa our experienced staff will determine the best course of treatment following a skin analysis of your hyperpigmentation. Book your free skin assessment at email@example.com
The size of the hyperpigmentation varies and usually appear on areas exposed to the sun, such as:
Hyperpigmentation is caused by overactive pigment cells. Ultraviolet (UV) light speeds up the production of melanin, a natural pigment that gives skin its color. On skin that has had years of sun exposure, hyperpigmentation appears when higher concentration of melanin is being produced.
There are many over-the-counter creams available that are marketed for removing hyperpigmentation. However, mostly these creams are unsuccessful in effectively removing your excess skin pigmentation. Cosmetics don’t remove hyperpigmentation. Instead, they cover it up.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) which emits a range of light waves that passes through the skin and targets melanin to destroy or breakup the hyperpigmentation. This treatment requires multiple sessions depending on the severity of the issue. Book your free skin analysis at Redeem Medispa to determine the best treatment plan that suits your skin. firstname.lastname@example.org
Fractional laser, which is a skin resurfacing treatment using laser. Preprogrammed laser energy is passed through to penetrate the skin a fraction at a time, causing micro injuries. It triggers the skin’s natural healing process to heal and repair the hyperpigmentation. Not only is it a great treatment for sun damage, it also helps with dull skin tone, wrinkles, large pores and acne scars, giving a clearer bright and youthful skin tone! A series of treatments are required usually 4 weeks apart.
Chemical Peels which gently removes the outer superficial layer of your skin so new skin can grow in its place. A chemical peel involves using glycolic acid to dissolve the superficial layer of the skin. Giving your skin a jump start, for new skin formation. To reduce the hyperpigmentation.
Microdermabrasion which smooths off the outer layers of the skin, combined with these other therapies to slough off the excess hyperpigmentation.
Dermapen which is a resurfacing treatment without any laser light.
To help avoid hyperpigmentation and new sun damage after your treatment with us follow these tips for limiting your sun exposure: