When you were in your teens, a good skin day meant being blemish-free. In your twenties, it meant waking up without bags under your eyes. While we’ve all dreamt about waking up on our thirtieth birthday with a flawless complexion, the list of skin concerns we end up battling in life is a long one. You might be able to feel a blemish coming on days before it appears, or see the fine lines which may become wrinkles far in the future. But when it comes to skin discoloration and hyperpigmentation, there are often no warning signs, and once it’s there, knowing what to do is the hardest part.
Skin discoloration occurs on a scale from redness around the nose and mouth to more complicated conditions, like vitiligo. Many people have birthmarks, sun spots, acne scares or an uneven skin tone. Hyperpigmentation is a state in which the skin seems noticeably darker in certain areas, which is caused by an overproduction of melanin, the chemical that gives our skin, hair, and eyes their color. While all of these conditions are usually harmless, finding the right makeup and skin care products to treat them at home can be time consuming and expensive. That’s why many people turn to a dermatologist for help, but still may not know which treatment option is best for them.
Our expert staff at Dermatology Center of Acadiana has been providing laser services, microneedling and chemical peels for years. While the names may sound scary, the methods and technologies used in these procedures are both safe and effective.
- Microneedling involves the use of very fine needles to promote healing and rejuvenation. The process involves only surface level pinpricks, and offers fairly immediate results.
- Chemical peels are meant to do just that — peel away the damaged or discolored layers of skin, prompting the growth of fresh, healthy skin cells. The process isn’t as intense as it sounds, and can be customized to your skin’s exact needs.
- Laser treatments are a good option for those with lighter skin because they target dark spots, but may fail to accurately target brown spots on clients with darker complexions.
Are you ready to ditch those dark spots? Book an appointment at Dermatology Center of Acadiana, and let us help you achieve the flawless complexion you deserve.