When you have dark spots on your face, hands, or arms, you don’t have to hide behind heavy makeup and long sleeves. Find a way to rid yourself of hyperpigmentation with the help of the professional team at Stirling Skin Care Clinic in Casper, Wyoming. Renee Stirling, MD and Cory Stirling, MD offer a range of procedures that can reverse dark spots on your skin, improving skin’s tone and texture. To learn what option is right for you, call the office to schedule your initial consultation.
Hyperpigmentation, or the darkening that occurs in patches on your skin, happens when there’s an excess of melanin, the pigment that produces your skin color. Men and women of all ages can develop hyperpigmentation, and it can occur in all skin types.
Age spots, also called liver spots, result from sun damage and are often found on the hands and face.
Melasma covers larger areas of skin and often result from hormonal changes. Many women experience them during pregnancy, and some develop the “mask of pregnancy” where melasma spreads across the face and abdomen.
In some cases, you can prevent hyperpigmentation by protecting your skin from the sun. Your skin care specialist at Stirling Skin Care Clinic advises you to use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more and wear long sleeves and broad-brimmed hats.
At Stirling Skin Care Clinic, Dr. Cory and Dr. Renee treat hyperpigmentation with laser light therapy. Using the innovative CuteraⓇ excel V™ laser system. This device utilizes laser genesis™ procedure for skin rejuvenation, improving the appearance of dark spots.
The excel V laser works by focusing laser light energy on the dark spots beneath your skin. Because the energy focuses on the pigmentation, it leaves the surrounding tissue untouched. This energy causes the pigmentation to break up, where it is then naturally removed by the body.
This laser brings consistent, safe, and effective improvements to your skin, reducing the appearance of dark spots and improving skin’s tone and texture.
After your laser treatment for hyperpigmentation, you may experience a range of side effects, including skin that’s:
To help with any discomfort, ice the treatment area and take an over-the-counter pain reliever. Rinse the area a few times a day to keep it clean. Avoid harsh soaps or lotions. Keep the treated area out of the sun.
Side effects dissipate shortly after treatment, although it can take weeks for your skin to heal fully. You may notice beginning results immediately after your treatment but may not see the full benefit for up to three months.
To learn more about these laser treatments or to see if they’re right for you, schedule your initial consultation at Stirling Skin Care Clinic by calling the office.