So, what is Pigmentation?
Pigment is the color in your skin. When you have too much in one area it is called “hyper-pigmentation”, and the spots appearing on your skin as a result are called “pigmented lesions”. These dark lesions usually result from the over production of melanin, which is the name of the pigment in our skin.
What causes pigmented lesions?
As you go through life and experience hormonal changes, the distribution of color (melanin) in your skin can be affected, leading to the appearance of all kinds of pigmented lesions. These include moles, freckles, age spots, or melasma which is a dark, patchy facial discoloration condition. Most of these spots occur as a result of sun exposure, but also represent damage to our skin due to lifestyle choices, genetics or hormonal causes. The result is uneven, blemished skin tone. The good news? The majority of these blemishes can be removed easily and safely, so that you can enjoy clear and even skin tone.
Help! How can I get my pigmented lesions removed?
No problem! Alma’s light-based, laser and IPL treatments remove the appearance of spots and skin hyper-pigmentation by targeting the melanin in the darkened area and dispersing it. The tiny fragments of the pigment are then cleared through a natural process. This clears all of the pigmentation layers, to reveal even-toned, unblemished skin. As always, Alma’s pigmentation treatments are specially designed for your comfort, and are completely safe and effective for all skin types and colors, including dark skin.
* Though most sun spots are harmless, you should always monitor changes in shape, size or color and consult with a dermatologist before treating.
Before & After Photos
Courtesy of Dr. Jana Manuel