Dark spots, also known as hyperpigmentation, are a tricky skin issue. These dark marks are caused by an overproduction of melanin, which can result from hormones, sun exposure, acne, or aging. Regardless of the cause, dark spots sometimes can stay on our skin for months or even years. However, there are many excellent treatments that can help reduce or remove dark spots on the skin. Wondering which dark spot treatment may be right for you? Read on to learn more about our top 3 dark spot treatments for skin.

Laser Resurfacing

Laser resurfacing is an excellent treatment for skin discoloration. And, in fact, a single laser treatment at our office is often enough to remove targeted blemishes forever. 

At the Z Center for Cosmetic Health, we use the Nano-Ray Laser for laser resurfacing. This advanced laser works to remove skin discoloration through the application of a specialized light. The Nano-Ray Laser’s light energy pulsates into the skin and rapidly vanishes water in the skin’s tissue. This leads to an almost instant removal of many skin issues, including hyperpigmentation. 

The Nano-Ray Laser is a deeper treatment that is often best for those with moderate to severe hyperpigmentation. It can also be a great option for those with other skin issues they would like to treat simultaneously, since laser resurfacing can also treat acne scars, stretch marks, birthmarks, moles, age spots, sun spots, and fine lines.

Chemical Peels

A chemical peel is a classic and effective skincare treatment for dark spots on the skin. A chemical peel can reduce hyperpigmentation and improve the texture of the facial skin by removing the skin’s damaged outer layers. Depending on the severity of your dark spots and the type of peel you get, it can take one chemical peel or multiple peels to fade your dark spots. 

There’s more than one type of chemical peel, and some peels are better than others at fading dark spots. When we treat hyperpigmentation at our office, we use a specialized peel that’s highly effective at reducing both dark spots and acne scarring: the VI Peel. The VI Peel contains an advanced blend of active ingredients that allows it to penetrate the skin more deeply than other peels, like glycolic acid peels, while also being more gentle on the skin. With its advanced combination of trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, phenol, retinoic acid (derived from retinol), vitamin C, and a blend of minerals, the VI Peel can reduce or eliminate a variety of dark spots, including age spots, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, and melasma. The VI Peel can also improve skin tone, provide a skin brightening effect, improve skin texture, soften fine lines and wrinkles, reduce or eliminate acne scarring, and stimulate collagen production. 

Microdermabrasion

what is microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is an exfoliating skincare treatment that’s best for treating more mild to moderate hyperpigmentation. Microdermabrasion is a treatment that uses tiny particles to remove dead skin cells and thoroughly exfoliate the outer layer of skin. Microdermabrasion can reduce dark spots, cleanse the skin, provide a brightening effect, and stimulate new collagen growth, leaving behind smoother, clearer, more youthful looking skin. 

Treat Skin Hyperpigmentation in Sherman Oaks

If you want to get rid of your stubborn dark spots, make a consultation appointment at the Z Center for Cosmetic Health today. At your consultation appointment, Dr. Zadeh will examine your skin, learn more about your treatment goals, and help you decide which dark spot treatment would be best for your unique skin.