Botox Edmonton | Pigmentation Issues
At Edmonton Dermatology we want you to look and feel as beautiful on the outside as you are on the inside. You have worked hard to maintain your youthful looks, but sometimes things beyond your control can change what you see in the mirror every day and it can make you feel less than your best. Maybe you have scars, or you are now noticing spots that just showed up. Suddenly you see that you are starting to look more aged and have dull looking skin.
You could also have had issues for a long time like a scar and now feel like you want to address it with a treatment that works. It could even just be fine lines and wrinkles from years of smiling, squinting, or showing all your emotions. You want to still be your natural looking self but know that you could brighten your skin to give it that glow you desire. Maybe you would like to erase or soften the lines you see. We have so many solutions to fit your budget that can give you brighter and more glowing skin.
You can turn back the clock on your skin. Everything we do here at Edmonton Dermatology is for the health and beauty of your skin. We offer so many great methods and products from Botox to laser skin treatment. Some of our treatments are fast, effective, and non-invasive but may not last for more than a few months. Whereas others are intense, multiple sessions, take some significant recovery time and are much more costly but give long lasting incredible results.
Treatments for Pigmentation Issues
Some of these treatments give such remarkable results that they last for years to come. Wherever you are on the spectrum from the issues you see showing up in your skin to having a tighter budget we have great solutions for you to get a more youthful and glowing look to your face. Please call our clinic to book your complimentary consultation. We would love to go over all the options available for you.
One of the biggest issues that our clients see that seems to pop up out of no where is hyperpigmentation. These annoying, unsightly blotches of color that are darker than the skin surrounding it can leave you feeling down. The technical name hyperpigmentation comes from hyper meaning more and pigment meaning color. These spots can appear as brown, black, grey, red, or pink patches. Other names for this condition are pigmentation, age spots, sunspots, and liver spots.
Main cause of pigmentation
The main cause of pigmentation is melanin. Melanin is natural and it gives our skin, eyes, and hair the color that they are. We all have it in our body and obviously depending on what race you are, the degree of how much shows in the color of your skin varies from person to person. Aside from genetics how does your even skin tone become uneven as you age? The biggest factor to cause an increase in melanin production is exposure to sun. Other factors are hormonal changes, age, skin injuries and inflammation.
With many hours of sun exposure over your lifetime, it starts to add up. It is the long-term exposure that causes these unsightly spots later in life. As we overexpose our skin, the melanocytes work more and produce melanin to protect our skin from the sun and eventually they show up on the surface of the skin. Even in the winter the spots can show albeit they are lighter.
Pigmentation Issues can be mitigated
Now that you understand what is causing uneven pigmentation you are probably wondering if it is curable. Your two biggest tools to combat hyperpigmentation are treatment as well as proper skincare. There are a few different methods to address the pigmentation but the most effective involve laser and rejuvenation treatment. Some other secondary methods to evening the pigmentation are retinols, chemical peels, prescription medication, microdermabrasion, and lightening creams.
As you can tell from earlier, laser treatments are the most intense but equally most effective and longest lasting ones. You have admitted you have hyperpigmentation, and you know that treatment is in your future if you want to turn back the clock and get even, glowing skin, so now you wonder about the details in the treatments that are available for pigmentation.
We offer the top treatment
We will dive deeper into the top treatment we offer at Edmonton Dermatology and how it can improve your unsightly pigmentation issues. Laser resurfacing treatment such as FRAXEL is our top-of-the-line treatment for not only hyperpigmentation but a few other things that can be addressed such as uneven texture including scars.
This safe and effective fractional laser technology treats minor to severe damage to your skin such as sunspots, wrinkles, and many other signs of aging. This treatment can prevent, resurface, and correct damage. Some of the reasons our patients have this treatment is to correct moderate to severe photodamage on the face, neck, chest, hands, and arms.
One treatment, multiple results
It can also treat scars from acne and surgery. Some other things it corrects are actinic keratosis and irregular texture. The laser targets damaged skin in microscopic columns that penetrate deep into the skin. The laser only treats a fraction of skin at a time. This promotes quick healing. The body’s natural healing kicks in. We break the treatments into 3-6 sessions over time so that the body can use its natural healing resources to heal the skin as well as stimulate collagen production.
Some of the common areas that hyperpigmentation is found are on the face, neck, and chest, as well as the tops of the hands and along the arms. We often leave these areas overly exposed to sun over the years and we are not always great at putting sunscreen on to protect them. All these areas are treatable.
A great skincare routine is helpful in calming down the melanocyte. We discuss in consultation about products and creams available for purchase at Edmonton Dermatology. You can apply these creams at night, and they will help slow the production of melanin.