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How Can I Reduce Hyperpigmentation?

When your skin has an excess of melanin, it can cause hyperpigmentation or dark spots. While generally harmless, it can affect how we see ourselves, how we interact with others, and our self-confidence. At Inspired Med Spa, we have laser treatments that target this excess melanin to lighten hyperpigmentation, so your skin is clear and beautiful to let your inner glow shine through.

How Does Laser Therapy Work?

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) laser therapy is an ideal treatment for hyperpigmentation because it targets only specific tissue tones. So it hones in on dark spots while leaving the surrounding tissues unharmed. IPL works by penetrating into the dark spots, rosacea, age spots, and sun damage through a combination of wavelengths delivered in rapid flashes of light. The energy is absorbed by the pigmentation, changing over to heat and damaging the affected cells and small capillaries that supply them. The capillaries shrink and some of the smaller ones disappear entirely, and the damaged cells are replaced through your body’s normal healing process. The new cells have the appropriate levels of melanin, and after a series of treatments, your hyperpigmentation is significantly reduced or gone entirely.

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Am I a Good Candidate for Hyperpigmentation Treatments?

Because IPL laser treatments are sensitive to skin color, people with darker or tanned skin may not be ideal candidates. If you’re tired of covering unsightly dark spots with makeup, feeling self-conscious about your complexion, and want smooth, clear skin, IPL may be right for you. A consultation at Inspired Med Spa is a great place to start.

What is Laser Therapy Like?

Many patients liken the feeling of the light pulses to a slight sting, like when a rubber band is snapped against the skin. For our patients’ maximum comfort, a topical numbing cream is available. The laser therapy takes about an hour to complete, and you’re free to resume your regular schedule immediately after.

Consultations Available Now

Please fill out the form on this page to request an in-person consultation and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Inspired Med Spa in Rancho Cucamonga will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our offices directly to schedule at (909) 467-6770.

Is there any Downtime with Laser Therapy?

While IPL sessions don’t require you any social downtime or keep you from working, there are considerations that help you heal from your treatment. Wearing sunscreen any time you’re outdoors is critical to keeping your skin safe from the sun’s harmful UV rays. IPL treatments make your cells more sensitive to harmful exposures, so protecting it is vital to preventing more damage. Some sensitivity that feels similar to sunburn will occur for the first few hours after treatment, but this resolves quickly.

What Results Can I Expect with Laser Therapy?

Don’t panic if at first, your dark spots appear to darken. This is simply an effect the laser treatment will have on your skin. As the dark spots are replaced by healthy skin cells, your hyperpigmentation will lighten over the course of your treatment protocol. A few patients will see improvement in the first 2 weeks after the initial session, but most patients experience changes between 2-4 weeks. The further your sessions progress, the more improvement you’ll see as the production of healthy skin cells accumulates in the treatment area.

At Inspired Med Spa, we believe the latest technologies, a compassionate, caring team, and a luxurious atmosphere culminate in the ultimate cosmetic enhancement experience for our patients. If you’re ready for a clear, even complexion that lets your light shine, call today to schedule an appointment.


*Individual Results May Vary

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Please fill out the form on this page to request an in-person consultation and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Inspired Med Spa will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our offices directly to schedule at (909) 467-6770. 

Inspired Med Spa serves Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino, Riverside, Yorba Linda, CA and surrounding areas.

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