What Causes Skin Discoloration? (And How To Fix It!)

Correcting Skin Discoloration

Underlying skin conditions often cause facial skin discoloration. The areas most frequently affected are those that commonly come into contact with the sun and other harsh elements, including the cheeks and forehead. Many treatment methods can diminish facial discoloration; however, there is only one treatment option that can address numerous issues while giving your skin a youthful glow.

Gain a fresh, more youthful look without the typical discomfort and downtime of invasive cosmetic treatments with PicoSure FOCUS.

Common Causes of Unwanted Pigmentation

The color of your skin is based on the amount of melanin in the skin. Age spots, sun spots, brown patches, and other skin pigmentation lesions are darker in color when compared to other parts of the skin due to the melanin being more concentrated in a specific area. The majority of pigmented lesions come from sun exposure, while another contributing factor is concentrated melanin from hormonal changes. Additionally, some people are born with pigmented lesions.

PicoSure Focus For Skin Rejuvenation and Hyperpigmentation

The FOCUS tip of the PicoSure laser magnifies 20x, which in turn creates Laser Induced Optical Breakdown (LIOB) in the epidermis. The production of new collagen and elastin is increased without the downtime or side effects of traditional fractional and ablative lasers. PicoSure FOCUS can effectively treat unwanted skin pigmentation, acne scars, and fine lines, and wrinkles.

This fast and easy non-surgical laser treatment is non-invasive and concentrates on problem areas. Whether you’re struggling with age spots, freckles, sun damage, pigmented lesions, or fine lines and wrinkles, PicoSure FOCUS can produce exceptional results. This revolutionary treatment is acceptable for treating several areas on the body, including the chest, decollete, face, legs, and hands.

How Does It Work?

FDA-approved, PicoSure is the first treatment of its kind. Unlike traditional lasers, this technology has a dual approach when treating skin conditions. A photothermal process and a photomechanical impact are combined to create a Pressure Wave. This combination breaks up pigments in the targeted area while keeping the surrounding tissue safe and without damage. Sunspots and other discolorations begin to fade after treatment.

The PicoSure pulse is magnified 20x and redistributed into microscopic patterns of ultra-high-fluence tightly focused regions, embedded in a low-fluence background. This process creates Laser-Induced Optical Breakdown in the epidermis, which stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin. The skin’s restored elasticity reduces the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and scarring.

Concerns PicoSure Can Treat

  • Brown spots
  • Sun damage
  • Freckles
  • Pigmented lesions
  • Melasma
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Acne scars
  • Stretch marks

Treatment Areas

It is very safe and versatile to treat multiple areas of the body, including:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Chest (décolleté)
  • Back acne
  • Butt acne
  • Arms/hands
  • Legs

Optimal Number of Treatments Needed

The optimal number of treatments will be determined at the time of your consultation as each patient is unique. Typically, a series of 3-4 treatments is recommended, but occasionally results can be seen after the first treatment or may require up to 6 treatments based on your specific needs. Acne scars will begin to show improvement in as little as two treatments, but a series of 3-5 treatments is often recommended for optimal aesthetic results.

Long-Lasting Results

PicoSure FOCUS allows patients to achieve incredible results without the prep time, patient discomfort, or necessary downtime of other laser treatments. Patients appreciate the fast treatment times, and typically experience only one hour of redness following a treatment, which allows them to return to their regular activities almost immediately.

If you’re bothered by the appearance of scars, lines, wrinkles, or skin pigmentation, schedule a consultation appointment with Laser Aesthetic Center. Together we will determine if PicoSure FOCUS is the right treatment for you.

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