Are you wondering how to get rid of hyperpigmentation and other signs of sun damage? A laser skin treatment may be a great place to start, because it exfoliates the damaged layers of skin, and improves overall skin tone and texture. BBL, which involves the use of light energy, is another excellent solution for hyperpigmentation.
What exactly is hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation is one of the side-effects of excess sun exposure. The UV rays of the sun can wreak havoc on your skin because too much sun results in the excess production of melanocytes, which are the cells that contain melanin. Melanin is the pigment that gives skin its color, and when too much is produced, it leads to the formation of dark spots on the skin. These dark spots are referred to as hyperpigmentation.
How to get rid of hyperpigmentation
Laser skin treatment is a proven, reliable way to treat hyperpigmentation. The laser energy precisely targets dark spots, and promotes the production of collagen. There are a variety of laser technologies that can be used, depending on the type of hyperpigmentation being treated. The innovative NanoPeel by Sciton is one of the most advanced laser resurfacing options.
NanoPeel for hyperpigmentation
The NanoPeel is a laser skin treatment that uses an Er: Yag laser to rejuvenate the skin. The laser gently removes the dull, damaged skin cells on the surface, revealing smooth, clear skin in just a few days. Most areas of the skin can be treated with the NanoPeel, but the face and neck are the most popular treatment areas.
How the NanoPeel works
The skin is first cleansed and prepared for treatment, and the light energy is then used to remove the top layers of skin. The NanoPeel is engineered to work at just the right precision and depth that will encourage the skin’s natural renewal process.
The NanoPeel is a superficial laser treatment that is suitable for most skin types.
Some peeling will occur within 2-3 days of the NanoPeel, and the skin will also appear somewhat red and irritated. However, this should clear within a few days.
Benefits of NanoPeel
The NanoPeel provides gentle skin resurfacing using safe light energy that improves the overall appearance of the skin. It removes dull, dry skin to treat hyperpigmentation and other signs of sun damage, and improves skin tone and texture for a more refreshed appearance.
Broadband light for hyperpigmentation
BBL uses advanced intense pulsed light technology to treat skin concerns related to pigmentation and aging. Intense pulsed light is light therapy that uses multiple wavelengths of light to treat photo damaged skin. BBL can be used on various parts of the body, but is commonly used to treat the face, neck, chest, and hands.
How BBL works
The light energy is delivered onto the skin, and is converted into heat as it reaches the dark pigment in the skin. The heat energy is absorbed by the pigment, and breaks apart the dark patches, which are eventually destroyed. The thermal energy also triggers the skin’s healing response resulting in the production of collagen and elastin, which restore the skin to a healthy condition. BBL leaves the skin smoother, clearer, and younger looking.
BBL is a gentle, non-invasive treatment that is well-tolerated, as the device has advanced cooling features that help minimize discomfort.
The number of BBL treatments needed varies, depending on the severity of the hyperpigmentation, and the aesthetic goals of the patient.
What to expect after treatment
There is generally some redness after BBL, and the appearance of the skin may resemble a slight sunburn. However, these symptoms usually resolve within 2-3 days. There is little to no downtime with BBL and hyperpigmentation should start to clear up within 1-2 weeks.
Benefits of BBL
BBL treats hyperpigmentation and restores sun damaged skin. It also has anti-aging benefits, as it alters the expression of genes in the skin cells, causing the skin to look and feel much younger.
Laser skin resurfacing and BBL are both completely non-invasive treatments that require no incisions or downtime.
If you are in the eastern South Carolina area contact Nirvana Plastic Surgery, Myrtle Beach, SC for more information.
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