Whether you inherited a heavy dose of freckles or damaged your skin from worshipping the sun, you have options for treating uneven skin tone and restoring your face and body to a smooth, even texture and tone.
Visit the experts at Esthetica MD in Englewood, New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from Manhattan, for a consultation to treat your skin and prevent further hyperpigmentation.
Hyperpigmentation, also known as uneven skin tone, occurs when areas of your skin darken irregularly. A melanin overproduction leads to dark spots and patches on the surface of the skin. The changing pigmentation in your skin may be due to a number of reasons. The most common causes of uneven skin tone include:
Called melasma, this type of hyperpigmentation is most common among pregnant women, but anyone going through a hormonal shift can suffer from the condition. Hormonal changes also can occur due to use of certain medications including contraceptives.
Injuries to your skin.
Referred to as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, the dark spots are a result of scarring after you’ve been injured or had a particularly bad case of acne.
The damaging ultraviolet rays of the sun and tanning beds lead to an overproduction of melanin as your body tries to protect your skin from damage. Over time you may develop an uneven skin tone and dark spots that reflect permanent sun damage.
How to Avoid Sun Spots
Even when the dark pigmentation is caused by something other than sun exposure, UV rays continue to darken those spots, making them more noticeable. Freckles that are inherited may become darker after continued sun exposure.
The most urgent step you can take to prevent sun spots from getting darker is to wear and always reapply sunscreen. Even after you’re undergone age spot removal, you can undo the treatment by going out unprotected for just one day. The best sunscreen will have broad-spectrum protection, which means that it keeps both UVA and UVB rays from penetrating your skin.
Removal of Dark Spots and Hyperpigmentation
You have a number of options at Esthetica MD for removal of dark spots, age spots and hyperpigmentation. Thanks to the many advances in skin care technology, you can safely reverse the signs of aging, injury or tanning. Rely on an experienced, trained skin care physician like Dr. Dimitry Rabkin to perform the pigmentation procedure you choose. Some of the most helpful treatments available at Esthetica MD include:
This technique allows Dr. Rabkin or his staff to apply a chemical solution to your target area to successfully exfoliate the skin and shed the damaged top layers of skin.
A superficial peel is the lightest form, used to remove mild hyperpigmentation.
Labeled the “lunchtime peel,” because you can get it done during your lunch hour and return to work afterward, this is a gentle procedure that leaves your skin refreshed.
A medium depth peel reaches deeper layers of skin to remove skin cells that have become damaged.
It’s also ideal for removing fine lines, wrinkles and freckles.
Your esthetician uses a safe technique to physically buff away the top layer of damaged and dead skin cells. Healthy skin pushes its way up to the surface to As your body sends healing platelets to the surface of your face, new skin regenerates.
This procedure involves a pen-shaped device, such as Dermapen, that creates micro-wounds in the skin that promotes a healing process in the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin. Along with utilizing a targeted brightening serum for pigmentation, microneedling can help with brightening and evening out your skin tone.
Contact us for answers regarding eliminating your uneven skin tone.