Top 3 Treatments to Get Rid of Age Spots (Hyperpigmentation)
Hyperpigmentation is the medical term for dark areas on the skin. These areas of discoloration, sometimes referred to as “age spots” or “sun spots”, are commonly found on the face as well as the hands and body. There are many different causes of hyperpigmentation. But regardless of the cause, they tend to make people look and feel older than they are.
There are many over-the-counter products that claim to lighten the appearance of hyperpigmentation. But these treatments are rarely effective or long-lasting, because they only treat the top layer of skin (not the pigmented cells in the deeper layers of skin). Professional skin care treatments – such as laser or radiofrequency procedures – are the only way to remove dark spots completely and permanently.
At AMAE Med Spa in the Troy, MI area, we offer 3 of the top treatments available to help eliminate age spots. In this article, the anti-aging experts at AMAE Med Spa in the Troy, MI area discus the most effective treatments to get rid of hyperpigmentation, to help patients look and feel younger.
Reasons for Age Spots (Hyperpigmentation)
The two most common reasons for age spots (hyperpigmentation) are overexposure to UV sun rays and aging. But there are other reasons for hyperpigmentation including hormone fluctuations, skin trauma, acne, and certain medications. Sometimes age spots are referred to as liver sports, and when they form in patches they are characterized as melasma.
Formation of Age Spots (Hyperpigmentation)
The epidermis (the outer layer of skin) contains cells called melanocytes which produce the pigment melanin. But the regulation and distribution of melanocytes becomes imbalanced as the skin ages. This results in the body developing more melanocytes in some areas. When the skin is exposed to UV rays at this point, hyperpigmentation occurs.
The rising and falling of hormone levels, specifically estrogen and progesterone, often causes a hyperpigmentation condition called melasma. Melasma often shows up during pregnancy on the cheeks, forehead, nose and upper lip. Hyperpigmentation can also occur when skin trauma causes discoloration, such as in the case of acne. When the skin gets damage, inflammation stimulates melanocytes and there is a spike in production of melanin.
DiamondGlow for Treatment of Age Spots (Hyperpigmentation)
DiamondGlow can target hyperpigmentation and dark spots on almost any area of the body. This treatment is non-invasive and typically relaxing for patients.
DiamondGlow eliminates skin impurities through exfoliation, as it nourishes the skin. This helps to stimulate renewed skin growth, increased collagen and elastin. Old, damaged skin cells are removed from the body and replaced with new skin cells. The new, healthy growth replaces the dark and discolored areas of hyperpigmentation results in clear skin.
Infusion serums are infused during DiamondGlow treatment and are developed to target different skin concerns. These serums are uniquely formulated for each patient and are tailored to their individual aesthetic concerns.
IPL for Treatment of Age Spots (Hyperpigmentation)
Intense pulsed light therapy, or IPL, is another great treatment option for patients suffering from hyperpigmentation. IPL is both a quick and permanent solution to dark spots. IPL Laser treatment helps to improve skin on the face. It can also get rid of dark spots on the back of the hand. AMAE Med Spa in the Troy, MI area, offers IPL Laser Treatment to patients looking for long term treatment for age spots from trusted professionals.
Sometimes referred to Photofacials, IPL is a state-of-the art treatment. At AMAE Med Spa, we offer the advanced Nordlys Laser for IPL treatments, which helps to give patients the best possible results for clearing hyperpigmentation.
The lower layer of the skin is deeply penetrated with thermal energy from the powerful but gentle flashes of laser energy. The outer layers of the skin remain undamaged. Wavelengths from the laser precisely target the pigment in the melanin, while leaving healthy skin unharmed.
Dark pigmentation particles are broken down and destroyed as heat penetrates them. The destroyed melanin is then eliminated by rising to the surface of the skin as a scab, or by being moved through the lymphatic system.
Morpheus8 Microneedling for Treatment of Age Spots (Hyperpigmentation)
Morpheus8 Microneedling is a popular choice for patients who wish to eliminate hyperpigmentation. While it is effective in treating many types of skin issues, including fine line and wrinkles, its ability to treat uneven skin tone and dark spots makes it an easy choice for hyperpigmentation.
Both men and women see results with radiofrequency microneedling – virtually anywhere on the body! Because Morpheus8 does not treat hyperpigmentation by destroying pigment, it is safe and effective for a variety of skin types and tones.
Morpheus8 RadioFrequency Microneedling treats skin at a cellular level through a combination of microneedling and radiofrequency (RF.) This state-of-the-art medical device helps to restore collagen and regrowth of elastin, so patients have the primary components of beautiful, healthy skin.
Morpheus8 RadioFrequency Microneedling can penetrate more deeply than any other device on the market. It treats on a deep, cellular level. Because it doesn’t treat superficially, long-lasting results are achieved. Results can be achieved in as little as a single session, but some of our Troy, MI area patients prefer three of four sessions to achieve more dramatic results.
Age Spot (Hyperpigmentation) Treatment | Troy, MI Area
The skin care experts are AMAE Med Spa in the Troy, MI area can help to restore your skin, regardless of the cause of hyperpigmentation. Through professional skin consultation, we address each patient’s specific needs.
If you want younger, healthier looking skin and freedom from dark spots that age your skin, schedule a DiamondGlow, IPL or Morpheus8 appointment at AMAE Med Spa in the Troy, MI Area today!
Age Spot (Hyperpigmentation) Treatment | Troy, MI Area: 248-335-7200