What are pigmentation spots?
Hyperpigmentation is when areas of your skin become darker in color. They are mainly found on your face, décolleté, and hands. Examples of hyperpigmentation include sun damage, freckles, brown spots, age spots, liver spots, brown pigmented (acne) scars, and melasma. They are often caused by prolonged or frequent exposure to the sun. You can also develop pigmentation spots as you get older; these are called age spots. Pigmentation spots can also be caused by other things, for example, when a wound heals. They can also be an aftereffect of acne or develop around a scar. You might also develop pigmentation spots when you are pregnant, because the body produces more hormones. This is also called melasma or pregnancy mask.
What can you do yourself to combat pigmentation spots?
- Always apply a serum with antioxidants and a broad-spectrum day cream with SPF 30 or higher, all year round! This is especially important if you don’t (or don’t yet) suffer from hyperpigmentation, because it can help prevent you from getting it.
- Also use serums that inhibit pigmentation.
- Avoid sun exposure as much as possible.
- Never use sunbeds.
Treatment for pigmentation spots in Amsterdam
The skin therapist will work with you to determine the best way to treat your pigmentation spots. This is how we provide tailor-made solutions that have a real effect on your skin. At Amsterdam Cosmetic Clinic we treat pigmentation spots with laser treatments as well as Dermapen treatments and peels.
Laser treatment for pigmentation spots
A laser treatment is a safe and effective way to treat pigmentation spots. The excess pigment absorbs the light from the Forever Young laser and converts it into heat. This heat breaks down the pigment, which can then be eliminated by the body. You may need three to five sessions, with a gap of three to four weeks in between each treatment. After that, follow-up treatments once or twice a year should suffice. The skin therapist will discuss the best approach with you.
Peels for pigmentation spots
Peels are also an effective way of tackling pigmentation spots. During a peel, the top layer of your skin is exfoliated (i.e. removed). The pigment also peels off with it. This allows the nourishing and restorative ingredients from subsequent treatments to penetrate thoroughly and deeply into your skin. Your skin will flake, but it will clear up after a few days.
What kind of result can I expect from a treatment for pigmentation spots?
You will soon see results after both a laser treatment and a peel for pigmentation spots. The spots will darken at first, and after a few days that dark skin will fall off. The discolorations and spots on your skin will fade or eventually disappear altogether. This stimulates cell renewal in your skin, leaving you with smoother, more radiant skin.
For the best results, repeat the treatment every two to four weeks (four treatments in total).
Tired of your pigmentation spots? Well, we can help you get rid of them! Contact us for more information or make an appointment with the skin therapist.