Pigmentation comes in many forms and is caused by a number of different factors such as age, sun exposure or other environmental influences. Pigmentation can present as tan or brown-coloured spots, freckles or patches on the face or body. These are often classified as lentigos, melasma or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
For more generalized pigmentation, Dr. Sapra will often recommend a combination approach based on a patient’s skin type and individual needs. This may include medical-grade skincare, prescriptions, topical masks and/or laser treatments. Pigmentation lasers are used to remove visible signs of aging from sun exposure, also known as photoaging. The laser emits short pulses of light energy, targeting the excess pigment or melanin, which is found in the superficial layers of the skin. The area being treated will absorb this light, destroying and breaking down that pigmentation.
Treatments can be done on the face, neck, hands and chest. Pigmented lesions and spots do not usually return once they’ve been removed. New pigmentation can occur as a result of sun exposure, aging and hormonal changes. Visit our Skin Store to shop our doctors’ top products to correct pigmentation and prevent sun damage.
Before and After
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