Hyperpigmentation Specialist

Syosset Medi Spa -  - Endocrinologist

Syosset Medi Spa

Endocrinologists & Medical Spa, Aesthetics & Wellness Center located in Syosset, NY

If you have blotchy skin patches, freckles, or age spots, the aesthetic team at Syosset Medi Spa can help. Under the guidance of endocrinologist and aesthetic specialist Alla Khalfin, DO, the seasoned professionals provide laser, microneedling, and intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy to smooth out your skin tone. If you desire a solution to hyperpigmentation, call the Syosset, New York, office today to set up your consultation or use the online booking tool to reach out.

Hyperpigmentation Q & A

What is hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation describes irregularities in your skin tone. It’s usually caused by an overproduction of melanin, the skin cells responsible for pigmentation. 


Though hyperpigmentation isn’t usually dangerous, it can make you feel self-conscious. 


Hyperpigmentation shows up in various forms. The most common include:

Sunspots or age spots

Sunspots result from excessive sun exposure over time. Usually, they show up on your face or hands. Other areas that experience a lot of sun exposure, like your arms or thighs, can also develop them. 

Melasma

Melasma describes areas of darkened skin on your face or body. Melasma is often a result of hormonal changes and usually develops during pregnancy. 

Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation

Injury or skin inflammation can cause postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. Some acne scars are an example of this hyperpigmentation. 

What treatments help my hyperpigmentation?

The team at Syosset Medi Spa offers several therapies to treat hyperpigmentation. Mild cases benefit from microneedling, which stimulates your body’s natural healing. Microneedling involves creating numerous micro wounds on the surface of your skin, so collagen production boosts and skin health improves.


Another effective treatment for hyperpigmentation is intense pulsed light (IPL). IPL uses the power of broadband lights to lighten hyperpigmentation and treat rosacea and uneven skin texture. 

How does IPL work to reduce hyperpigmentation?

IPL uses several wavelengths of pulsating light to penetrate your top layer of skin. The light targets pigmented and damaged skin cells, destroying them. Your body then removes the damaged cells naturally. 


Your body also responds by creating more collagen and renewing cells to give you a smoother, clearer complexion.


Your technician glides the IPL device across your skin during your treatment session. You’ll feel a sensation like a rubber band snapping against your skin. Treatment takes about 20-30 minutes, depending on the size of the area treated. You may require multiple treatments to get the final results you want. 


IPL doesn’t affect the top layers of your skin, so it requires minimal downtime following treatment.


Smooth out uneven skin tone and rid your skin of unwanted dark spots with treatments at Syosset Medi Spa. Call today or use this website to request an appointment.