If you're struggling with pigmented spots on your skin, you're not alone. Countless people struggle with this issue every day. Fortunately, there are a few cosmetic dermatology treatments that can help you reduce the appearance of pigmented spots on your skin. Here's what you need to know.
There are numerous uses for laser therapy in a dermatological sense. Laser therapy is used to treat a wide variety of skin issues. Laser stretch mark removal and laser hair removal are two of the most popular applications for this technology. Fortunately, laser treatments can also be used to reduce the appearance of pigmented spots on the skin. This makes laser treatment an excellent choice for treating pigmentation problems like unwanted freckles, sun spots, age spots, hyperpigmentation, and even flat pigmented birthmarks. Part of the reason why laser therapy is so successful in treating unwanted pigmentation is its precision. The level of precision that laser technology can attain for your skin means that it's possible to use on delicate tissue without causing excessive amounts of damage to the surrounding tissue.
If you're looking for a treatment that's a little bit less intense than laser therapy, then chemical peels could be a great option to consider. A chemical peel is designed to help you shed the outermost layers of your skin and expose the newer, brighter skin that's underneath. This procedure can help even out skin texture, encourage faster skin cell turnover, and even reduce the appearance of pigmented spots on the skin. The best part? A chemical peel is a quick treatment that can be customized to your skin type and desired results. During a chemical peel treatment, your dermatologist will apply a thin layer of an exfoliating agent to your skin. The intensity of the exfoliating agent will depend on your skin's sensitivity and the results you're looking for. If you want to reduce the appearance of acne scarring, for instance, then you may not need a peel that's super intense on your skin. Chemical peels are also an excellent option if you want to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Another excellent option to consider if you want to reduce the appearance of pigmented spots on your skin is microdermabrasion. This procedure involves the use of a minimally abrasive instrument that will gently sand your skin. This procedure is gentle enough that you can have it performed on your face without worrying about any adverse side effects. In fact, microdermabrasion is an excellent treatment if you're struggling with light scarring, sun damage, or stretch marks. This makes it a great treatment for pigmented spots on your skin as well. By exfoliating and removing the outermost layers of skin, this procedure is encouraging new skin cells to grow. In doing so, the appearance of your pigmented spots will fade away.
Dealing with pigmented spots on your skin doesn't have to be a struggle. If you're ready to try one of the treatments listed here or you have more questions, don't wait to set up a consultation with our team at North Pacific Dermatology today.