Are you on the quest for a perfect complexion – but frustrated by pigmentation? Pigmentation – those brown and red spots that can appear on the skin – can be caused by many factors, like aging, the sun, and even exposure to environmental damage. While pigmentation seems like it appears out of nowhere, it can be extremely difficult to get rid of using over-the-counter products. Plus, different types of pigmentation require different treatments, meaning red and brown spots respond best to a dermatological skincare.
At Total Dermatology in Irvine, CA, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Nissan Pilest tailors all treatments based on the type of pigmentation you’re experiencing. Here’s a look at the different types of pigmentation you might have, along with their recommended treatments:
- Sun spots: Sun damage is one of the most common causes of pigmentation. For sun spots, Dr. Pilest recommends the Alexandrite laser, which targets skin discoloration to dissolve pigments. Over time, the sun spots are broken down and dissolved back into the skin.
- Sun damage: For more mild to moderate forms of sun damage, Dr. Pilest recommends treatment with the use of strong chemical peels. Laser skin resurfacing is best for severe sun damage.
- Hyperpigmentation: Pigmentation from a burn or another ailment can be treated with chemical peels like Cosmelan and ViPeel Precision Plus or retinol. For example, red acne scars best respond to retinol, while other types of hyperpigmentation can be treated with chemical peels.
- Melasma: This skin condition – which causes gray or brown patches on the skin – can be treated with a course of chemical peels. In mild to moderate causes, Clear + Brilliant can remove damaged skin to reveal the smoother and more even skin underneath.
Want to see which type of pigmentation is best for you? Schedule your consultation with Dr. Pilest at Total Dermatology in Irvine, CA today. (949) 727-3800
Total Dermatology serves the greater Orange County area, including Newport Beach.