Problems with skin pigmentation can make you feel self-conscious about your skin, which can have a negative impact on your social life. Today’s technology offers numerous ways to combat skin pigmentation issues, helping you achieve the complexion of your dreams. At Rapid Laser Med Spa, highly-trained aestheticians provide state-of-the-art treatment options for men and women in the greater Las Vegas area. Online scheduling is available, and the office is currently accepting new clients.
Pigment is the reason why your skin has its particular color. Skin cells create melanin, a kind of pigment. Some people have more melanin than others, giving their skin a darker hue.
When your melanin-producing cells are unhealthy or become damaged, they may produce different levels of pigment. That can create patches of skin that’s lighter or darker than the rest.
These are some common causes of skin pigmentation:
- Addison’s disease
- Sun damage
Skin pigmentation can look different from one person to the next. Some men and women experience small areas of darkened skin, similar to large freckles. Others have large patches of discoloration on their foreheads, cheeks, hands, or other areas of their body.
Over-the-counter skin care products marketed as “peels” aren’t potent enough to have an impact on skin pigmentation. True chemical peels are only available from trained professionals who understand how to use them safely.
A chemical peel works by forcing a deep exfoliation on the outer layers of your skin. After the treatment, portions of dead skin “peel” away from the area.
Chemical peels can be superficial, medium, or deep. The more intense the peel, the more pronounced the results. Chemical peels aren’t a good option for some people, so it’s essential to have a thorough consultation before deciding on a treatment option.