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HYPERPIGMENTATION TREATMENT

FOTONA LASER

TRANSFORMATIVE SKIN CARE WITH LASERS IN MIAMI

Our FDA-approved Fotona® laser, is a state-of-the-art technology

that is very effective at lightening hyperpigmentation.

 

The versatility of the Fotona® laser allows us to reduce hyperpigmentation as well as decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

LIVER SPOTS | AGE SPOTS | HYPERPIGMENTATION

WHAT CAUSES HYPERPIGMENTATION?

There are many causes of liver spots and hyperpigmentation.  The most obvious is from sun exposure where the damaging UV radiation triggers cells in our body to produce melanin to protect us.  As this melanin works its way up to the surface, it becomes visible with our naked eye.  Melanin can also be triggered by inflammatory reactions due to hormonal imbalances as seen in melasma.  These cases are harder to treat and require specialized approaches.  Finally, another common cause of hyperpigmentation is post inflammatory hyperpigmentation which often results from popping your own pimples but can also develop after any kind of injury to the skin.  

POST INFLAMMATORY HYPERPIGMENATION

Melanocytes are the cells that produce melanin.  They do so to protect us from harsh environmental factors, but they may also have a role in protecting us from inflammation.  Melanin formation is one way the body reacts to trauma in the skin.  Due to genetic factors, some people and races are more prone to post inflammatory hyperpigmentation and have to take special care to avoid this reaction.  Routine use of sunscreen SPF 30+ is recommended to prevent new pigmentation of the skin.  Once the pigment is visible, lasers provide the best solution to get rid of hyperpigmentation.

HYPERPIGMENTATION TREATMENT

At VIKARA, we take a customized approach to hyperpigmentation by treating the problem at the root.  As many patients often find, removing the lesion does not guarantee it won't return.  Therefore, we take a comprehensive approach to hyperpigmentation treatment by not only removing the unsightly pigment but also preventing new pigment from forming.  

Fotona Laser for hyperpigmentation- the Fotona lasers dual wavelength technology makes it a unique device for effective treatment of hyperpigmentation.  Age spots on the face, neck, decollate, and hands are safely and effectively removed using the Er:YAG handpiece.  This wavelength of light targets water which makes it safe to use for all skin types without the risk of hypopigmentation (loss of pigment). For best results, we recommend a combination treatment with microneedling and platelet rich fibrin (PRF)

Microneedling with PRF- Laser hyperpigmentation treatment can be immediately followed up with microneedling with PRF.  PRF is the newest form of plasma that contains three times more growth factors than the traditional platelet rich plasma (PRP).  These growth factors will help heal the skin after laser treatment improving skin tone and texture while the microneedling helps stimulate additional collagen formation.  The results are healthy, rejuvenated skin that is free of age spots. 

ADDITIONAL HYPERPIGMENTATION TREATMENTS

The Fotona laser provides a simple, fast, effective, and safe tool for removing a wide variety of benign pigmented lesions including:

  • Actinic Keratoses,

  • Age Spots,

  • Birthmarks,

  • Freckles,

  • Moles,

  • Melasma,

  • Seborrheic Keratosis

  • Vascular Lesions

 

Remove years of stress, anxiety, fear, depression, and poor habits that accumulate as visible signs of aging on the face. Our team of experts will provide safe and effective solutions to transform your skin and restore a healthy glow.