Laser Treatment for Skin Pigmentation by Dr. Shubha Dharmana
Skin pigmentation has been a considerable skin problem for a long time now. Skin pigmentation usually appears as dark spots on hands, face and other body areas. Laser treatment has been a reliable treatment for dark spots or hyperpigmentation. In this post, we have discussed the core details of hyperpigmentation and laser treatment.
What is hyperpigmentation?
Skin pigmentation is a condition in which the development of melanocytes increases in the skin. The increased melanocytes appear as dark spots also known as freckles, age spots, sun spots and more. There are many reasons one can experience hyperpigmentation including aging, environmental factors, hormonal aspects as well as exposure to the sun.
Laser Pigmentation Removal Treatment:
Laser technology has proven effective in treating pigmentation issues. Depending upon the type and location of the pigmentation, the doctors administer a range of lasers to treat them effectively. Laser Treatment for Skin Pigmentation is used to treat a range of pigmentation issues including:
- Sun Spots
- Age spots (solar lentigines)
- Flat pigmented birthmarks
The dermatologists also factor the skin type while deciding the right type of laser treatment for skin pigmentation. The most common laser treatments available for pigmentation include:
- High-beam lasers
- IPL therapy
Laser peel is the most common treatment used by dermatologists to treat hyperpigmentation. Experts use ablative and non-ablative depending upon the skin condition and type.
Intense Pulse Light Therapy (IPL)
IPL is a non-ablative laser treatment that is proven very beneficial. It is also known as photo facial and in this treatment, the collagen growth is stimulated within the dermis. For effective results, you will need to take several sessions. The results of the treatment are very significant in the case of wrinkles, spider veins, and enlarged pores.
What are the benefits of laser pigmentation removal?
When you reach out to an experienced dermatologist, he/she will ensure that your skin condition and type are first diagnosed to identify the right treatment. Once the suitable treatment is identified, you can enjoy the best effects and benefits including:
- Easy minimization and elimination of the appearance of pigmentation
- Effective treatment for body and facial areas
- Minimizes side effects and recovery time
- Effective skin solution
One of the biggest benefits of skin laser pigmentation treatment is that you can wear make-up after the treatment easily.
Laser treatment is recommended if you are dealing with pigmentation issues for a long time and have tried all other treatment options including chemical peels, over the counter drugs and more.