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Best Treatment to Get Rid of Dark Spots

Nov 27, 2019 | Skin Care

Darks spots. Discoloration. Hyperpigmentation. No matter what you choose to call it, the lasting reminder of a bad rash, sun damage, or breakout on your skin can deal a blow to your self-esteem. The most common cause of dark spots is excess melanin production. When cells in certain areas of skin have more melanin, the result is a darker patch of skin. Hormonal changes and sun exposure are common factors that trigger the overproduction of melanin.

Another cause of dark spots is post-inflammatory pigmentation, such as acne, rash, bug bites, cuts, burns, psoriasis, and a reaction to skin care products. Everyday skin care practices like waxing, using harsh scrubs, and shaving can all contribute to the development of dark spots. Dark spots usually affect people with medium to dark skin tones.

The Best Treatments to Get Rid of Dark Spots

  • Laser Therapy

Lasers are the most effective treatment to reduce dark spots. Lasers use a focused beam of light to break up and eliminate darker pigmentations of the skin, while encouraging the growth of new cells in the deeper layers of skin.

  • IPL Photofacial

Intense pulse light (IPL) can also be used to treat dark spots. Also known as photofacial, IPL uses a powerful flash of light to penetrate to the dark-spotsdeeper layers of skin, where it’s absorbed by pigment particles. The pigmented spots will temporarily darken before flaking off to reveal a more even skin tone.

  • Chemical Peels

Chemical peels remove the top cell layers of dead skin by applying a chemical solution. As the outer layers of skin slough off, you will be left with a fresh, smoother, new skin. Over time, chemical peels can enhance cellular turnover, boost collagen production, and even out the appearance on the surface of the skin.

  • Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is another exceptional non-invasive exfoliation treatment for hyperpigmentation. The procedure involves mild abrasion followed by vacuum suction to buff away and remove the dead skin cells of the Stratum Corneum, the topmost layer of skin. This reveals the new layers underneath, evens your skin tone and reduces the appearance of dark spots. Microdermabrasion is suitable for all skin types.

Don’t let dark spots ruin the appearance of your skin. Consider making an appointment with a skin care expert at North Scottsdale Laser and Skin Care Clinic to have your condition evaluated and to explore treatment options. Call us today at 480-513-2888 for a complimentary consultation.