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Q.) What skin problems does Fractional Resurfacing treat?

A.) This treatment is intended to rejuvenate facial imperfections, including acne scarring, enlarged pores, fine wrinkles, irregular coloration, and uneven texture.

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Dyschromia

Dyschromia is a common, usually harmless condition in which patches of skin become darker in color than the normal surrounding skin. This darkening occurs when an excess of melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin color, forms deposits in the skin. dyschromia can affect the skin color of people of any race.

Age or "liver" spots are a common form of dyschromia. They occur due to sun damage, and are referred to by doctors as solar lentigines. These small, darkened patches are usually found on the hands and face or other areas frequently exposed to the sun.

Melasma or chloasma spots are similar in appearance to age spots but are larger areas of darkened skin that appear most often as a result of hormonal changes. Pregnancy and birth control pills can trigger overproduction of melanin that causes the "mask" on the face and darkened skin on the abdomen and other areas. Women who take birth control pills may also develop dyschromia because their bodies undergo similar kinds of hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy. If one is really bothered by the pigment, the birth control pill can be changed or stopped.

Changes in skin color can result from outside causes. For example, skin diseases such as acne may leave dark spots after the condition clears. Other causes of dark spots are injuries to the skin, including some surgeries. Freckles are small brown spots that can appear anywhere on the body, but are most common on the face and arms. Freckles are an inherited characteristic.

Freckles, age spots, and other darkened skin patches can become darker or more pronounced when skin is exposed to the sun. This happens because melanin absorbs the energy of the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays in order to protect he skin from overexposure. The usual result of this process is skin tanning, which tends to darken areas that are already hyperpigmented. Wearing a sunscreen is a must. The sunscreen must be "broad spectrum" (i.e. it blocks both ultraviolet A and B). A single day of excess sun can ruin months of treatment.

Most prescription creams used to lighten the skin contain hydroquinone. Bleaches lighten and fade darkened skin patches by slowing the production of melanin so those dark spots gradually fade to match normal skin coloration. Prescription bleaches contain twice the amount of hydroquinone, the active ingredient, as over-the-counter skin bleaches. In more severe cases prescription creams with tretinoin and a cortisone cream are added. These are somewhat irritating to sensitive skin and will take 3-6 months to produce improvement.

There are now several highly effective laser and Intense Pulsed Light treatments. A test spot in an inconspicuous place will need to be done as they sometimes make things worse instead of better.

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Dyschromia Targets

  • Brown spots
  • Light spots
  • Irregular color
  • Uneven tone

Dyschromia Benefits

  • Smooth skin tone!
  • Fading of brown areas!
  • Fading of brown spots!
  • Less make up!

 

 

FAQ's...

Q.) What skin problems does Fractional Resurfacing treat?

A.) This treatment is intended to rejuvenate facial imperfections, including acne scarring, enlarged pores, fine wrinkles, irregular coloration, and uneven texture.

View All FAQ's ›