Hyperpigmentation Laser Treatment in Phoenix, AZ

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Hyperpigmentation can seriously affect your confidence, whether you’re dealing with age spots, melasma, or even unwanted freckles. But instead of trying to cover up hyperpigmentation with makeup – or try and fail to treat it with over-the-counter creams and serums – it’s time to discover the difference that cosmetic laser treatments can make.

Using the latest advancements in laser skin-resurfacing technology, Focal Point Salon & Spa provides laser treatment for hyperpigmentation in Phoenix, AZ. Our guests have experienced incredible results using lasers for hyperpigmentation, fading away their frustrating skin issues and uncovering the beautiful, fresh-faced complexion they’ve always wanted.

What Causes Hyperpigmentation?

Why do some people get hyperpigmentation while others never have to deal with it? There are a variety of factors that could be behind your hyperpigmentation woes.

On the simplest level, hyperpigmentation is caused by increased melanin. Melanin is a natural pigment that gives your skin and hair their color, and we all have it. But certain things can “trigger” a boost in melanin production and create dark spots on the skin:

  • Sun exposure: The number-one cause of hyperpigmentation is sun damage, which most of us will deal with as we age. A professional-quality sunscreen (plus other protective measures) can help reduce the effects of sun exposure. Unfortunately, once you develop hyperpigmentation for any reason, the sun will make it even worse.
  • Hormones: If you have melasma, then your hormones are to blame. Melasma is especially common in women and is believed to be linked to estrogen and progesterone. Many women experience melasma during or after pregnancy or as a side effect of some hormone treatments. 
  • Aging: Getting older is one of the biggest contributors to a long list of skin frustrations, and it plays a big part in hyperpigmentation. Even though you have fewer melanin-producing cells as you age, the ones you do have grow larger and gather in certain areas – and that’s how you end up with age spots.
  • Acne scars and other injuries: Odds are, you’ve noticed dark spots if you’ve ever had a particularly fierce bout of acne or have a tendency to pick at your breakouts. After acne, cuts, psoriasis, or burns heal, the skin is often left darker than before.
  • Certain medical conditions and medications: There are also some illnesses and medications that can be related to hyperpigmentation, including autoimmune disorders and vitamin deficiencies, as well as antibiotics, anti-seizure drugs, and chemotherapy drugs.

How to Get Rid of Hyperpigmentation with Laser Treatments

It can be useful to know more about the cause of hyperpigmentation, but more than likely, what you really want to know is how to improve hyperpigmentation. Plenty of skincare products promise to improve hyperpigmentation, and you might see small differences with the right regimen. However, a laser treatment plan is one of the best ways to reduce hyperpigmentation.

How do laser treatments work for hyperpigmentation?

Using a specialized laser, the Focal Point experts target the pigmented area of skin with short pulses of powerfully concentrated light. This helps break down the excess melanin, which is then reabsorbed by your body. As the melanin dissipates, you’ll notice that the dark spots become less and less visible.

How many treatments are needed?

Everyone is different, and the number of laser treatments needed for results will vary based on a number of factors. However, most Focal Point guests need between 3 to 6 treatment sessions, which we space 4 to 6 weeks apart. 

What is the recovery process like?

One of the many reasons that hyperpigmentation laser treatment is so popular is that it requires virtually zero downtime or recovery. The process itself is quick and easy and is something you can fit into even a busy schedule.

Those with sensitive skin might experience mild redness, sensitivity, or swelling in the area for a few days after the treatment. There can also be some skin flaking or scabbing in the week or so afterward. All these are normal side effects of the treatment, which you can expect to disappear rapidly.

Laser Treatment for Hyperpigmentation in Phoenix, AZ

You don’t have to live with the frustration of dark spots, melasma, and other hyperpigmentation issues – especially not when treatment is so easy! At Focal Point Salon & Spa, we will provide a personalized treatment plan to help you look and feel like the best version of yourself. And whether you decide that laser treatment or another option is right for you, our experts are there to support you every step of the way.

Schedule your one-on-one consultation when you contact Focal Point Salon & Spa today!

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