Fade Out Sun Spots on the Skin with Hyperpigmentation Treatment

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Are sun spots making your skin look older than your years? The dark spots can materialize anywhere on your body. They often vary in size and shape. Fade out unsightly sun spots with hyperpigmentation treatment.

Dr. Adam B. Bodian at Bodian Dermatology and Medical Day Spa in Great Neck, NY offers hyperpigmentation treatments to even out your skin tone and roll back the years. Schedule a consultation today with Dr. Bodian to discuss your skin treatment options.

What causes hyperpigmentation?

A buildup of melanin occurs in the skin, which causes dark spotting. The leading cause of the spotting remains excessive sun exposure. Freckles and age spots all become much darker when exposed to UV light. The most common areas for sun spots are the forehead, nose, upper lips, chest, back of hands, and cheeks.

Hyperpigmentation happens as a result of the following:

  • Sun damage

  • Acne scars

  • Side effects of medications

  • Eczema

  • Psoriasis

  • Melasma

  • Hormones

  • Injuries

  • Medication use, such as some anti-seizure medications

  • Genetic predisposition

What are the symptoms of hyperpigmentation?

If you have discoloration spots on your skin, then you may suffer from hyperpigmentation. Spotting or dark patches of skin from melasma can occur on the upper lip, chin, foreheads, cheeks, nose, and jawline.

Hyperpigmentation treatment options

When treating hyperpigmentation, you have several options. Topical creams are one of the first treatments that most people turn to. The creams lighten the spots, so they blend in better. Dr. Bodian has formulated several compounded fade creams that work well on hyperpigmentation spots.

Other cosmetic procedures to treat hyperpigmentation include the following:

  • Chemical peels

  • Microdermabrasion

  • Intense Light (IPL)

  • Lasers

Dr. Bodian offers the newest laser treatment for hyperpigmentation: the Pico Genesis. The Pico Genesis relies on non-thermal laser pulses to gently target the sun spots and hyperpigmentation. The laser pulses remodel the skin’s upper layers. It works well on all skin types and can effectively treat:

  • Pigmented lesions

  • Melasma

  • Sun damage

  • Hyperpigmentation

  • Brown spots

  • Age spots

With the Pico Genesis, high heat energy works to remove the pigment from the skin. Some patients do experience discomfort from the treatment, redness, and downtime. The laser does not damage any of the surrounding tissue and only targets the area of pigment. It rapidly breaks down the pigment in the skin to create a clear, even complexion that shows no discoloration.

With the Pico Genesis laser treatments, the sun spots fade for the long term as long as you focus on upkeep and sun protection.

  • Use a sunscreen that offers a 30 SPF or greater

  • Wear hats and lightweight clothing to block damaging UV light.

  • Stay out of the sun during its peak, which is between 10 am to 4 pm

Schedule a consultation for hyperpigmentation treatment in Great Neck, NY today

You’ll need to schedule an appointment with Dr. Adam B. Bodian to receive a diagnosis of hyperpigmentation before you can discuss the best treatment option to achieve healthier-looking skin.

Contact the office of Dr. Bodian at Bodian Dermatology and Medical Day Spa in Great Neck, NY to schedule a consultation to discuss hyperpigmentation treatment options. You can find out if you are a candidate for Dr. Bodian’s fading creams or if the use of the Pico Genesis laser might prove more beneficial.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.