Pigmentation refers to the coloring of the skin. Skin pigmentation disorders cause changes to the color of your skin. Melanin is made by cells in the skin and is the pigment responsible for your skin’s color.
Hyperpigmentation is a condition that causes your skin to darken. This can affect patches of your skin or your entire body. Age spots, also called liver spots, are a common type of hyperpigmentation.
Hyperpigmentation is usually harmless but can sometimes be caused by an underlying medical condition. Certain medications can also cause your skin to darken. It’s more of a cosmetic issue for most people.
The KSM Approach
At Kerrisdale Skin Medical, we offer various services to treat pigmentation.
Short for platelet-rich-plasma and sometimes known as a “Vampire Facial,” PRP is a fast, microneedling treatment that can hide age spots, minimize acne scars, and make your skin appear silky smooth.
PicoWay® Laser Treatment
PicoWay® is an FDA-cleared picosecond laser that treats acne scars, wrinkles, and dark spots caused from pigmentation.
IPL Skin Rejuvenation
IPL Toning is a non-invasive treatment that not only fixes skin problems but also serves to rejuvenate the skin.