What is Laser Hyperpigmentation Treatment?
Hyperpigmentation — or the darkening of certain areas of the skin — is a result of the body's overproduction of melanin. As melanin is the pigment that gives the skin, hair, and eyes their color, excess amounts can cause patches of dark skin on many parts of the body. Titan Medical Aesthetics in Newburyport, MA offers laser hyperpigmentation treatments to even out the skin tone for patients experiencing these effects. We use xeo® laser technology, which over a few treatments, can slowly reduce the appearance of dark patches in the skin. Schedule a consultation today to discuss whether laser hyperpigmentation treatments could work for you.
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"I had my first laser hair removal at Titan Medical Aesthetics and I am so happy that I did! You could tell that Dr. Navarra and his staff (Katy and Jo) love what they do and are very passionate about their work! I had looked into laser hair removal in the past but was too nervous to get it done. When I went into Titan Medical Aesthetics for my consultation with Dr. Navarra and his staff they were very knowledgeable and able to answer all of my questions and help ease my mind. I am so glad that I had the laser hair removal done! It was easy and painless. I can not say enough good things about my experience. They were even good about following up with me the next day to see how I was. If you or anyone you know is looking for laser hair removal I highly recommend Titan Medical Aesthetics!"- T.R. / Google / Jul 30, 2020
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"I have developed a very good relationship with Dr. Navarra since I’ve been his patient. He listens and he is genuinely interested in your getting the best care. He does address your issues in a caring and truthful manner. My wife and I couldn’t be happier with the care we receive from Dr. Navarra and his staff."- T.C. / Google / Jun 30, 2020
Do I Qualify for Laser Hyperpigmentation Treatment?
Laser hyperpigmentation treatment is not advised for patients suffering from active acne outbreaks. Unfortunately, the laser interacting with these outbreaks could inadvertently cause additional damage to the skin. Due to this, it's best for patients to wait until their acne has cleared up before scheduling an appointment. Additionally, patients with deep wrinkles or extremely lax skin may not be the best candidates for this procedure because of the difficulty of targeting the afflicted skin areas.
What is the Procedure for Laser Hyperpigmentation Treatment?
Before the treatment begins, a topical anesthetic will likely be applied to the targeted patches of skin. Once the anesthetic has settled, our technician will use the state-of-the-art xeo device to gradually lighten the skin. While the laser is removing the old, darkened skin, it is encouraging collagen production, which will lead to softer, lighter skin.
Multiple appointments are usually necessary but may vary, depending on the severity of the hyperpigmentation. Treatments are usually spread out 4 – 6 weeks apart in order to allow the skin time to heal before the next appointment.
What is the Recovery Process for Laser Hyperpigmentation?
The recovery process for laser treatments is very minimal. Patients can return home immediately after the procedure and can, for the most part, return to their normal, daily life. However, it is not uncommon for the skin to display signs of redness, irritation, and swelling. These side effects are expected, and in most cases, resolve themselves in a matter of days.
Once the redness subsides, the skin will usually begin to peel. It's important to refrain from picking at the dead skin in order to avoid causing further damage to the skin. During this time, patients should also avoid direct exposure to sunlight as much as possible. Most patients begin to see definitive results within 2 – 3 weeks after the final treatment. At this point, the skin should be noticeably softer and lighter in tone.
Brighten your spirits
Laser hyperpigmentation treatment allows patients to stop hiding their insecurities. It's a quick and easy procedure that can be completed in only a few short treatments. If you have dark patches of skin caused by hyperpigmentation, consider scheduling a consultation today to discuss your options regarding laser treatment at Titan Medical Aesthetics.