What Is Skin Lightening?
Skin lightening treatments aim to even out skin toneThe property of strengthening and restoring an organ or musc... and restore the skin to its natural color before hyperpigmentation sets in. Instead of bleaching your skin, these treatments fade out unwanted blemishes by hindering melanin, which gives your skin its color. With a non-invasive procedure, Dr. Elain can reduce unwanted pigmentation, lighten skin discoloration, eliminate blemishes and even out your skin toneThe property of strengthening and restoring an organ or musc.... Most importantly, this can be done through laser treatments, and does not require any type of surgical procedure.
What Is Hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation is a common, harmless condition in which patches of skin become darker in color than the surrounding skin. This darkening can affect everyone, and occurs when excessSigns of general excess: Yang symptoms - person is robust, e... amounts of melanin (the brown pigment that produces skin color) forms deposits in the skin.
Common forms of hyperpigmentation include:
- Solar lentigines (age, sun, or liver spots)
What Are Solar Lentigines?
Solar lentigines are tan to brown freckle-like marks that are caused by excessive sun exposure. They commonly appear on the face, chest, shoulders, and arms because those areas of the body get the most sun. Ultraviolet (UV rays) accelerate the production of melanin, which gives skin its brown pigmentation. These age/sun/liver spots result from overactive pigment cells and melanin being grouped together in higher concentrations.
What Is Melasma?
Melasma is a common skin condition in which tan brown patches develop on the face. It often forms on the forehead, upper cheeks, and upper lip area, which can get a lot of sun exposure. It can also result from hormonal changes, such as pregnancy or from birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy. UV rays will worsen melasma, no matter what the original cause.
Which Skin Lightening Treatments Does Dr. Elain Provide?
If your skin suffers from sun damage, schedule PicoSure laser treatments Dr. Elain in Irvine, California. PicoSure uses innovative picosecond technology to break up unwanted pigment in the skin. With PicoSure, you won’t need the same prep time nor downtime that is needed for ablative and non-ablative lasers. This makes it a great choice for patients seeking serious improvements in the look and feel of their skin.
Request an Appointment In Irvine, California
Request an appointment with Dr. Elain today. She will discuss your skin lightening goals with you and create a custom treatment plan tailored to you. Call (714) 556-8664 or fill out the form below to get started. Get the skin you’ve always desired!