Edmonton Hyperpigmentation Treatment
Hyperpigmentation: We specialise in the treatment of all types of hyperpigmentation. Skin hyperpigmentation can manifest itself as “age spots,” “sun spots,” or dark skin on the face. Whatever you call it, it appears to be the only thing that people see. In reality, we all develop age spots on our skin.
What factors contribute to hyperpigmentation?
Melanocytes, the cells that produce melanin, can begin producing brown pigmentation as a result of hormones or sun damage. Melanin is a natural pigmentation that is not to be confused with skin melanoma. Pigmentation is what causes dark skin. It usually appears as a tan, freckles, and, later in life, age spots and sunspots on light-colored skin.
Hyperpigmentation occurs when normal skin pigmentation becomes out of control and becomes a nuisance.
The following are some examples of hyperpigmentation:
- Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation refers to the dark spots that remain after a zit has healed.
- Photoaging – Sunspots, also known as photoaging, are most commonly found on the face. Prolonged sun exposure and a lack of sunblock are the root causes of all photoaging issues.
- Melasma – These are gray-brown patches that are usually caused by pregnancy hormones. For the majority of women, it will go away after the baby is born.
- Freckles are tiny brown spots that can become more severe as we age.
What kind of laser do we use?
There is no definitive answer to this question. We offer the best laser machines in the skincare industry at Albany Laser and Cosmetic, including the Spectra nano-second, Fraxel Dual with two wavelengths, and Fotona laser. The combination is critical for achieving the best results in hyperpigmentation treatment.
“There is a lot we can do to help someone who has melasma, sun spots, age spots, or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, which is the dark spots caused by acne,” said Dr. Kamal, Doctorate of Pharmacy. “By combining the power of chemistry, laser light, and microneedling, we are able to provide dramatic improvements in the appearance of hyperpigmentation in many of our patients.” “Hyperpigmentation is traumatic for many of our clients because it appears most frequently on the face.”
One of the most treatable disorders we see is hyperpigmentation. Lasers and other treatments have shown tremendous success in treating these disorders and allowing patients to look the way they want to. Best of all, the treatments are quick and usually do not need to be repeated too frequently.
What can you expect at Albany Laser and Cosmetic Center?
The expert at our centre will design a protocol to fit specific cases based on the severity and cause of the pigmentation. Although some results may be visible right away, the true effects will be visible about a week after the first laser treatment. This is because melanin production would have ceased and brown skin cells would have begun to fall away. These treatments are also effective in treating acne and other skin conditions. However, other treatments, such as a silk peel, may be required before beginning laser treatment.
Dr. Kamal Alhammik, Ph.D. Pharmacy, leads a team of nurses and technicians at Albany Laser and Cosmetic Center who use a variety of techniques to treat the three main concerns of hyperpigmentation treatment: skin resurfacing, melanocytes, and melanin overproduction. Among the methods we employ are:
- Topical creams – We’ve developed a number of cream formulas, including a chemical peel, a fruit acid peel, skin lightening, and anti-tyrosinase (an enzyme then prompts the production of melanin).
- Skin peel – Using Lamyxal solution, this is an advanced form of microdermabrasion. Poly-peptide solution with micro-needling – This will inhibit melanin production and reduce the appearance of melasma dark patches.
- The workhorse laser for hyperpigmentation treatment removal and prevention is the nanosecond Q-switch laser. The laser penetrates the skin to the melanocytes.
- Fraxel Dual Laser – Like the Q-switch, this laser reaches below the skin at different frequencies. It can penetrate different layers of the dermis and causes natural skin peeling.
- Fotona Laser -This laser, which uses water molecules as a chromophore, is suitable for all skin types and colours. Furthermore, we use it in conjunction with other types of hyperpigmentation treatment.
Is hyperpigmentation an issue?
In most cases, hyperpigmentation is not associated with any serious health problems. It’s usually caused by an old scar that healed after damaging the melanin-producing cells just beneath the dermis. It is not difficult to get rid of hyperpigmentation with the right laser treatment, which helps to correct those cells and prevents melanin overproduction.
What are the side effects of hyperpigmentation treatment?
It depends on the treatment and protocol, but the most concerning issue is darkening the pigmentation lesion. Most inexperienced laser users select the incorrect settings or the incorrect laser. As a result, it is critical to select the right laser centre for treatment.
What is the cost of the treatment protocol?
Prices range from $300 to $1500 depending on the protocol. To get a better idea, schedule a free consultation.
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