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.
- Hormonal changes, temporary or permanent.
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.