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Treating Hyperpigmentation

Updated: Jul 4

Despite the misleading name, age spots, also known as liver spots, are more a result of sun exposure than actual aging. These spots, which can appear reddish or brown, are primarily caused by excessive exposure to UV rays and tend to become more noticeable as the skin ages. They often contribute to a blotchy look on sun-exposed areas like the arms, hands, face and decolletage that can make the skin appear older.

So what causes these dark spots to appear?

When our skin is exposed to the sun, it naturally produces a pigment called melanin to shield the DNA in our skin cells from UV damage. However, sometimes melanin production doesn't stop as it should, leading to an overproduction of pigment. This excess pigment can then spill over into the spaces between cells, often resulting in uneven skin tone or dark spots, a condition known as hyperpigmentation.

How can we treat Hyperpigmentation?

Having a variety of treatment options gives us the best chance in treating pigmentation.

  • Fraxel Light Peel

The 1927 nm wavelength used in the Fraxel Laser, specifically targets the superficial layers of the skin, making it highly effective at breaking down excess melanin and reducing pigmented lesions. The Fraxel laser procedure goes beyond just removing brown spots; it also enhances the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scar tissue resulting in a more youthful complexion.

  • Cosmelan Depigment Peel

Cosmelan visibly removes and lightens spots, but most importantly it provides a regulating action by correcting the overproduction of pigmentation to prevent the spots' reappearance. Most pigmentation treatments work on the surface cosmelan treatment targets the origin.

  • Laser Pigment Removal

Our Candela Laser works to safely reduce the appearance of sunspots, age spots and freckles. The laser only targets the pigmented spots in the skin which absorbs the light without damaging the skin, the laser heats up and shatters the pigment. The targeted pigment will darken within the first 48 hours and form a light crust over pigmented areas before it fades away over a 7-14 day period.

Laser shattering pigment on the surface of the skin

The cooler months are the ideal time to tackle those dark spots. Why not visit us at DRML Skin Clinic to determine the best treatment option for you? Arrange a complimentary consultation today and take the first step towards a clearer, more radiant complexion.

📞 Call us at 1300 056 657

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