Facial pigmentation, often called hyperpigmentation, is a common skin problem that shows up in a number of different ways. In general, pigmentation issues cause changes to the color — and sometimes the texture — of the skin.
Common signs include dark spots, freckles, moles, rosacea (redness), or spider veins. Acne can also leave behind pink or red marks that take a long time to heal.
There are a variety of factors that affect the health of your skin. In addition to the natural aging process, causes of facial pigmentation include:
Some people also have a genetic predisposition for pigmentation issues. This may be especially true if you have a family history of skin cancer or very fair skin.
At Danvers Family Doctors, P.C., the team uses the ICON fractional laser system to treat and correct common pigmentation problems. With photorejuvenation technology, the laser delivers powerful beams of focused light to areas of the skin that need repair. This process triggers a natural healing response, and the cells of dark spots, freckles, or pigmented lesions fall away to reveal fresh, healthy skin.
An ICON treatment may be as short as 30 minutes, and your physician can treat different problem areas in one session.
After a facial pigmentation treatment, spots usually darken and may develop a crusty texture before flaking off gradually.
With the ICON laser, most people get excellent results in just one or two sessions. Each person’s skin is different, so your provider works with you to create a treatment plan that delivers the results you want. You can maintain your results by practicing good skin care habits, avoiding excessive sun exposure, and staying hydrated.
The experts at Danvers Family Doctors, P.C. have helped hundreds of patients achieve beautiful skin. Book a consultation today to discuss how ICON treatments can boost your complexion.