What is hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation is characterized by a darkening of an area of skin caused by the overproduction of a pigment in the skin known as melanin. It is relatively common and usually harmless, but for cosmetic reasons, it is a nuisance to those who have it.
Hyperpigmentation is the result of either of two occurrences:
An abnormally high concentration of melanocytes produce melanin
When melanocytes are hyperactive
For instance, sun exposure stimulates the production of melanin. Although it can affect anyone, this condition is more prevalent among certain ethnicities such as Asian, Mediterranean, African, or Latin.
Hyperpigmentation can affect any part of the body including the face, hands, and neck.
How it works?
The q-Switch Nd:YAG laser emits high energy light towards the affected area, destroying unwanted skin cells which then allows skin to generate new cells to replace the old ones.
In q-Switch mode, the laser produces two wavelengths; one being 1,064nm and the second being 532nm which is useful to address skin lesions.
The laser is able to penetrate deeply without injuring the top layer of skin and also triggers the production of collagen and vital proteins which are essential for healthy and youthful skin.
It is a relatively painless and quick treatment that is suitable for all types of skin.
Helping to lighten the tone of your skin, this laser procedure will also improve its complexion, resulting in fairer and smoother skin.
The q-Switch Nd:YAG laser is also approved by the FDA to treat a variety of skin disorders, ensuring it is safe.