Hyperpigmentation is a very common skin problem that affects millions of people. When your appearance and confidence are compromised by blotches and brown patches, Dermatology & Plastic Surgery of Arizona has several potential treatments available.

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What Causes Hyperpigmentation?

The presence of brown spots can be seen on virtually any part of the skin, but the most common areas include the forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin. Hyperpigmentation can be caused by a chronic condition called Melasma, which is caused by overactive melanocyte cells. Hyperpigmentation can arise for a variety of reasons, though.

Hyperpigmentation is ultimately related to an increase in melanin production. Various issues could trigger hyperactive melanin. The most common issues are;

  • Exposure to the sun.
  • Injuries to the skin, including inflammation.
  • Getting older.
  • Genetics.
  • Hormonal changes, temporary or permanent.

Hyperpigmentation Treatments 

When suffering from hyperpigmentation, board-certified dermatologists at Dermatology & Plastic Surgery of Arizona can help you find the right treatment for a quick, affordable, and highly-effective form of skin rejuvenation. Most clients will choose one of the following two procedures:

Ellipse IPL Treatment

The Ellipse intense pulsed light procedure is one that is administered via the Nordlys system and treats sun damage that appears in varying forms of pigmented and vascular lesions, including dark spots, freckles, age spots, uneven pigmentation, and diffuse redness.  

The Ellipse IPL machine delivers short wavelengths of pulsed light to rejuvenate photodamaged skin, making it more even and bright.  Procedures take approximately 20-30 minutes, Moreover, the downtime is relatively minimal.  Some pigmented spots may darken for a few days following treatment.  After the pigmented areas diminish the skin will appear more clear and bright. 

For treating hyperpigmentation, Ellipse IPL is a popular method that can be safely used multiple times over the years.

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Chemical Peels

Dermatology & Plastic Surgery of Arizona’s range of chemical peels use a range of acid ingredients to tackle melasma, discoloration, and issues with skin texture. Glycolic peels achieve this by removing the damaged outer layers, and are particularly suited to hyperpigmentation as this type of peel is most commonly used on the face.

Medium-depth Modified Jessner peels improve the overall appearance of sun-damaged skin while also removing superficial layers to promote a smoother texture. Finally, ZO Skin Health chemical peels can take several forms, including stimulator peels, 3-step peels, and controlled depth peels, to improve texture with optimal and longer-lasting results.

Our expert specialists will help identify the right chemical peel for your personal circumstances to reduce hyperpigmentation with optimal results.

Am I a Candidate for Hyperpigmentation Treatments?

Not everyone that has hyperpigmentation worries about the impact it has on their appearance. If you do, however, chemical peels or Ellipse IPL could be the best way to reduce the signs to restore your looks and self-confidence. They offer non-invasive, fast-working procedures followed by lasting results.

With Dermatology & Plastic Surgery of Arizona offering a range of skin rejuvenation surfaces designed to combat hyperpigmentation and Melasma, most patients will be in a position to find a suitable treatment for their condition.

“She is an amazing doctor and person! I have and will recommend her to all my friends and family! She is so confident that she made me feel very good when she was cutting and stitching me up. Next on my list of things to do is a mini facelift.” *

Take the Next Step

If you are ready to reduce your hyperpigmentation, it is time to take the next step and schedule a consultation. Dr. Jamie Moenster and Dr. Christopher Weyer at Dermatology & Plastic Surgery of Arizona would love to meet with you and help you begin your journey. Fill out the form on this page or call our Tucson location at 520-207-3100 or our Sierra Vista location at 520-458-1787. We look forward to meeting you soon.