Hyperpigmentation comes in a lot of shades, shapes, and sizes. Depending on its severity, you might have a difficult time getting it to fade away. Luckily, there are numerous minimally invasive solutions for hyperpigmentation, and a specialist can help you find a treatment plan that works for you.
At New Image Medical Spa in Fremont, California, Dr. Surinder Sandhu uses a variety of specialized therapies to fix flaws caused by different skin conditions. Not all people consider hyperpigmentation a flaw, but if you’re bothered by color variations in your skin, we can help.
What causes hyperpigmentation?
Generally speaking, the most common form of hyperpigmentation is caused by photoaging. This is why the spots caused by hyperpigmentation are commonly called age or sun spots. These spots, known formally as solar lentigines, usually occur in tandem with other signs of aging. These include fine lines, wrinkles, and rough or uneven skin.
Another form of hyperpigmentation occurs when blood vessels in the face burst, leading to a blotchy or ruddy complexion. These broken capillaries are most often caused by sun damage or rosacea. Scars and stretch marks may also be subject to hyperpigmentation, whether they’re caused by acne, skin stretching, or trauma.
Sometimes, hyperpigmentation can even be caused by different kinds of birthmarks. Macular stains (stork kisses), port wine stains, and dark café-au-lait spots can all be considered to be unwanted pigmentation, especially if they happen to be in an extremely visible place like the hands, arms, neck, or face.
Regardless of what’s causing your hyperpigmentation, there are various ways to treat it. As an added bonus, these treatments can also help reduce other signs of aging by stimulating collagen production, which improves the structure deep in your skin layers, filling in wrinkles and fine lines and plumping out acne scars.
At New Image Med Spa, Dr. Sandhu offers a wide array of minimally invasive treatments for hyperpigmentation, including:
- Chemical peels, which remove the uppermost layers of hyperpigmented skin
- IPL treatments, which use intense pulsed light to break apart pigment under the skin
- PicoSure, which can remove tattoos as well as natural types of hyperpigmentation
- Microneedling, which stimulates the body’s natural healing response
During your consultation, Dr. Sandhu evaluates your complexion and asks about your expectations. From there, she recommends treatments to benefit your skin. Keep in mind that it can take a few sessions or some experimentation with different therapies to see results.
To schedule a visit with Dr. Sandhu, call 510-269-2324, or request an appointment online.