As the summer heat slowly starts to simmer down, we can look forward to some cooler fall weather and the beginning of a new season. However, for many of us, the remnants of our summer fun won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. It’s that pesky hyperpigmentation that seems to have taken a liking to our skin, despite the multiple rounds of sunscreen we applied. Let’s look closer at these skin concerns and discuss the best way to get rid of them.
SUNSPOT AND HYPERPIGMENTATION:
WHAT IT IS AND WHAT CAUSES IT?
Sunspots and hyperpigmentation are the two most common skin conditions you can get after summer.
Hyperpigmentation is an abnormal darkening or discoloration of the skin caused by excessive exposure to sunlight or other chemicals that cause melanin production in your body. It is also referred to as melasma which means “a darkening of the skin”. The most common area for hyperpigmentation is around the cheeks and nose where there is a high concentration of melanin production from hormones during pregnancy or from exposure to sunlight, especially during summer months when we stay out in the direct sun for long periods without proper protection such as sunscreen lotions or hats, etc.
Sunspots, also known as age spots, are small, flat brown, or dark spots that appear on the skin in areas of concentrated sun exposure. They vary in shape and size and usually occur in the areas of your body that have had the most sun exposure, such as your face, shoulders, forearms, and backs of your hands.
Sunspots may be caused by sun damage or age. Sun damage can be caused by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun and/or premature aging of the skin. Premature aging, also known as photoaging, occurs when the skin becomes more porous and dryer, causing wrinkles and fine lines to appear over time.
At Park Med Spa, we offer a range of different skin treatments to help with concerns like sun damage and hyperpigmentation. A lot of our clients come in specifically for our chemical peels, which are phenomenal at reversing sun damage and hyperpigmentation. Chemical peels are a cosmetic skin treatment that uses chemicals to exfoliate the top layers of skin. Doing this encourages the turnover of cells revealing the fresher, healthier skin underneath.
At our facility, we specialize in medical-grade chemical peels that use only the most effective yet safe ingredients across all skin types and can deliver dramatic results in just 7 days. This procedure can be done alone or combined with other cosmetic procedures, and they can be done at different depths, from light to deep. Deeper chemical peels offer more-dramatic results but also take longer to recover from.
SKIN CONCERNS IMPROVED BY CHEMICAL PEELS:
• Sun damage
• Brown or age spots
• Skin tone and texture
• Acne scarring
• Fine lines (and wrinkles)
To sum it up, chemical peels work to get rid of the top layers of skin that have been damaged by sun exposure or aging. This process can help reveal a more youthful appearance making it famous among people who want to get rid of brown spots or other damage caused by the sun.
Microdermabrasion can help with the treatment of hyperpigmentation, also known as melasma. This is a minimally invasive resurfacing treatment that uses a mildly abrasive instrument to gently sand your skin, removing the thicker, uneven outer layer. This helps to improve the skin's overall tone and texture. Microdermabrasion promotes new cells to regenerate more quickly than they would ordinarily, making it a great treatment for those who are dealing with common concerns such as hyperpigmentation.
At our facility, we do recommend a series of 6 for best results. The number of treatments is dependent on which condition it is being treated. They can be spaced two to four weeks apart. Our experienced aestheticians and dermatologist will customize your treatment to obtain your desired results. This procedure can be done before chemical peel which would also deliver faster and more dramatic results!
Being considered relatively painless, having minimal risks, and not needing any time off for recovery, most of our clients request microdermabrasion as their on-the-go treatment.
SKIN CONCERNS IMPROVED BY MICRODERMABRASION:
• fine lines and wrinkles
• hyperpigmentation, age spots, and brown spots
• enlarged pores and blackheads
• acne and acne scars
• stretch marks
• dull-looking skin complexion
• uneven skin tone and texture
• sun damage
To sum up, microdermabrasion is an effective procedure to treat hyperpigmentation. It is not only a non-surgical treatment but also a non-invasive procedure available for improving the skin's overall tone and texture.
LASER RESURFACING by Aerolase®
If you are looking for a laser to treat hyperpigmentation, sunspots, and other skin concerns all at once, The Park Med Spa’s state-of-the-art laser resurfacing treatment by Aerolase is the ONLY answer!
Aerolase® laser treatments use powerful but gentle Light Pod Neo (1064nm) light energy and are one of the quickest, most effective award-winning treatments on the market. Its pulses are delivered at one billionth of a second to stimulate deep collagen production while the skin’s surface remains unharmed. Its results are particularly exceptional for hyperpigmentation, sunspots, and rosacea, and is one of the only safe lasers for melasma.
Results with Aerolase® are long-term, peaking after 3-6 sessions. Treatments typically take 15-20 minutes. Treatment may be performed without any skin cooling, or anesthetic, and even without the need to touch the skin. This award-winning Aerolase is safe for all skin types at all ages making it dubbed by clients as a miracle laser!
SKIN CONCERNS IMPROVED BY LASER RESURFACING by
• Acne and Acne Scars
• Skin laxity
• Rosacea and facial redness
• Spider veins
• Nail fungus
• Excess hair
• Pseudofolliculitis barbae (ingrown hairs)
• Cutaneous lesions
To sum up, Aerolase is a state-of-the-art aesthetic laser used for gentle skin tightening and rejuvenation. It effectively treats a range of skin conditions such as sun damage, age spots, rosacea, and other hyperpigmentation issues. If melasma is your concern, Aerolase® is your best option. Aerolase is proud to be awarded Best Facial Laser in Cosmopolitan's Holy Grail Beauty Awards.
MICRONEEDLING BY SKINPEN
Microneedling did an amazing job in the aesthetic industry when it comes to lightening and reversing hyperpigmentation and sun damage! This is because it helps stimulate collagen production, which in turn can help repair and restore skin. Some research suggests that microneedling may be the most effective therapy for sun spots.
Collagen Induction Therapy, otherwise known as Microneedling, is a minimally invasive yet powerful rejuvenating treatment. The Park Med Spa’s Microneedling by Skin Pen procedure uses a device with very fine needles to puncture the skin and create controlled skin injuries and rushes growth factors, collagen, and elastin to the scene to make repairs and regrow skin and tissue.
SKIN CONCERNS IMPROVED BY MICRONEEDLING
• Acne scarring
• Fine lines (and wrinkles)
• Loose or sagging skin
• Skin tone and texture
• Pore size
• Stretch marks
To sum up, microneedling is a great way to produce collagen under the skin, which in turn can help improve the skin's texture, restore a youthful appearance, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and reverse sun damage. If you are interested in treating hyperpigmentation and sunspots, microneedling is worth considering!
BOOK A CHEMICAL PEEL, MICRONEEDLING, LASER
RESURFACING, OR MICRODERMABRASION IN HIGHLAND PARK, NEW JERSEY
TAKE THE FIRST STEP - REQUEST A CONSULTATION
Ready to learn more about hyperpigmentation treatments? The first step is to come in for an in-person consultation or virtual with our expert providers at The Park Med Spa at 513 R Raritan Ave, Highland Park, New Jersey today!
Our skilled team at The Park Med Spa believes strongly in providing our patients with the latest advancements in the aesthetic industry.