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.