Is hyperpigmentation ruining your clear complexion and robbing your face of its healthy, youthful glow? If it is you’re probably wondering – How can I correct hyperpigmentation on my face? Here’s what you need to know about hyperpigmentation treatments.

What exactly is hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation refers to small dark patches of skin that often develop as a result of excess sun exposure. When the skin is exposed to the harmful UV rays of the sun for long periods, it produces surplus supplies of melanin (pigment), which is deposited onto the skin. These dark patches are usually seen on areas frequently exposed to the sun such as the face, décolletage, and hands.

How can I correct hyperpigmentation on my face?

It is possible to correct hyperpigmentation with an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photofacial. The IPL Photofacial is a non-invasive light-based facial rejuvenation treatment that uses a broad spectrum of light to renew and revitalize the skin. It is a quick, long-lasting solution for hyperpigmentation issues such as age spots and sun spots.

How IPL Photofacial reduces hyperpigmentation

The IPL device emits pulses of light that target the melanin beneath the surface of the skin. The light breaks apart the melanin pigments and they soon rise to the surface, and are eventually sloughed off.

What to expect after IPL Photofacial

There may be some post-procedural redness after IPL photofacial, but this usually resolves in a short time. Results can be seen about one week after treatment.

Are you interested in IPL for hyperpigmentation? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Tucson or Sierra Vista, AZ areas, the Dermatology and Plastic Surgery of Arizona is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.dermplasticsaz.com, or by calling 520-207-3100 for the Tucson location, or 520-458-1787 for the Sierra Vista office.