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Everything You Need to Know About Hyperpigmentation


Brown spots and sun damage can genuinely take away from your overall appearance, making you look older and causing uneven skin tone. Although limiting sun exposure is an important preventive measure, it’s not always realistic to stay indoors all day. Also, these brown spots – or hyperpigmentation – on your skin can often be resistant to over-the-counter skincare products and may require intervention for optimal results. That’s why it’s crucial to have options for removing these age spots or treating hyperpigmentation marks. 

At Laser Aesthetics in Cape Cod, MA, we offer a range of options, including chemical peels, laser treatments, and light-based therapies. We will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan for achieving smoother, more evenly toned skin. Refrain from hyperpigmentation holding you back from enjoying modern cosmetic possibilities. 

What is Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is a common condition in which patches of skin become darker than the surrounding area. This can manifest as dark spots, age spots, or melasma. Hyperpigmentation can occur due to sun exposure, hormonal changes, skin inflammation, or certain medications. Hyperpigmentation is a common concern for many, especially as we age. While it may not present any major health concerns, many people seek treatment for hyperpigmentation to even out their skin tone. Fortunately, there are now various treatment options available to address these concerns.

What Causes Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation can be attributed to an increase in melanin production. Melanin is the pigment that gives skin its color, and when it is produced in excess or unevenly distributed, it can result in dark patches on the skin. The most common cause of increased melanin production is prolonged exposure to UV rays from the sun, leading some to refer to these spots as “sunspots.” Other potential causes include genetics, hormonal changes, medications, and skin injuries or inflammation. While harmless and typically associated with aging, these spots can be cosmetically undesirable for many individuals. Fortunately, various treatments are available, including topical creams, chemical peels, laser therapy, and intense pulsed light therapy.

What Are Some Treatment Options for Age Spots and Brown Spots?

Brown spots and hyperpigmentation can be common skin concerns, but they are often treatable with the right approach. Here are some of the choices we offer for this concern: 

Laser Skin Rejuvenation

For those looking to improve their skin’s appearance, laser skin rejuvenation can be an effective solution for treating age spots and brown spots. Laser skin rejuvenation uses targeted pulses of light to break up the excess pigment causing these spots, improving overall skin tone and a more even complexion. This treatment is non-invasive and has minimal side effects, making it a safe option for those seeking to diminish the appearance of blemishes on their skin.

Cutera Limelight IPL

When it comes to skin imperfections like age spots or brown spots, it can feel like an uphill battle trying to find the right solution. We offer Cutera Limelight IPL as a safe and effective treatment option for these skin concerns. During the procedure, pulses of light are applied to target areas, breaking up the excess pigment in the skin and causing it to flake off eventually. Results can often be seen after just one session in 1 to 3 weeks, with continued improvement over time. Cutera Limelight IPL can also help improve the overall texture and tone of the skin for a brighter complexion. If you’re struggling with age spots or brown spots on your face or body, consider talking to us about how Cutera Limelight IPL can help.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are a popular skincare treatment for reducing the appearance of age spots and brown spots. These dark or discolored patches occur when excess melanin is produced in some regions of the skin. Chemical peels use a specially formulated solution to exfoliate and remove the top layer of skin, revealing the brighter and more even-toned skin underneath. 

Depending on your specific concerns and desired results, chemical peels can be performed at varying levels of depth. Light peels are often used for overall improvement in texture and tone, while more intense peels may be recommended for stubborn patches or deep wrinkles. Overall, this non-invasive option can improve the appearance of age spots, brown spots, and hyperpigmentation.

HydraFacial MD Treatment

In addition to providing a deep cleanse and exfoliation, the HydraFacial® MD Treatment can also treat specific skin concerns such as brown spots and age spots. Combining our patented technology and nourishing super serums effectively targets and removes pigmentation irregularities, revealing a more even skin tone. This medical-grade treatment is a safe and non-invasive alternative to traditional laser or chemical peels, delivering dramatic results with no downtime or discomfort. Experience the power of the HydraFacial and see why it’s quickly becoming a favorite among skin care professionals and patients.

Start Taking Care of Hyperpigmentation Through a Consultation with Us

Brown spots and age spots are common concerns for many of our patients. At Laser Aesthetics Cape Cod, we offer a variety of treatments for these concerns. From intense pulsed light therapy to chemical peels, we can customize a treatment plan that targets your specific needs and achieves the desired results. We serve clients in Bourne, Provincetown, Sandwich, Falmouth, and Harwich, MA, and we would love to discuss your options for treating age spots and brown spots at our Hyannis office.

To determine the best approach for each patient, we offer consultations to assess skin type and desired outcomes. We are experienced in administering these treatments safely and comfortably, helping you achieve your desired results. Schedule a consultation with us today to see how we can help restore your youthful glow.