Skin lightening is offered at Skin and Laser Dermatology Center for individuals who want to reduce the appearance of darkened areas on their skin. Skin can darken because of many factors and these darkened areas can be unsightly and long-lasting. Many individuals look to treat these areas and either see no difference or worse, see further darkening and irritation.
By scheduling a cosmetic consultation at Skin and Laser Dermatology Center, patients gain the expertise of the providers and skin care experts who have been lightening darkened skin areas for years with excellent results. Call today or submit an appointment request online to schedule a cosmetic consultation and find out how we can help you achieve your skin goals.
What causes skin to darken?
There are many factors that cause skin to darken (hyperpigment). Some causes include:
- Discoloration from the sun
- Scars and dark marks
- Acne breakouts
- Hormonal influences (including from pregnancy)
- Medications and chemical reactions
- Irritation (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation)
What treatment options are there to lighten my skin?
There are many different methods for lightening the skin, depending on the condition being treated. Some common treatment methods are:
- Chemical peels and Melanage Peels (Mini and Ultra):
- The chemical and Melanage peels lighten discoloured skin by reducing facial blemishes, mild scarring, and dark spots.
- ABMD Brightening Cream:
- Designed by our own dermatologist, this skin lightening creams contain ingredients that reduce the pigment in the treated area.
- Laser treatments:
- The many different lasers at Skin and Laser Dermatology Center allow expert providers and laser technicians to use precise, concentrated beams of light to minimise the pigment in the area.
How quickly can I expect results?
If skin-lightening creams are used, you will need to continue the treatment for approximately 2 or 4 months to achieve the best results. If you choose to undergo a laser treatment to lighten your skin, it will often take between one and several treatment sessions to significantly reduce the dark spots, depending on individual factors. By scheduling a cosmetic consultation, the best treatment option for specific concerns can be addressed.
Are there side effects of skin lightening?
Individuals who have a skin lightening procedure may experience some side effects depending on the treatment method. The exact risks of any procedure recommended will be discussed at the time of consultation. Your provider and skin care expert at Skin and Laser Dermatology Center will inform you of possible risks and their recommended course of action.
Frequently Asked Questions
Skin & Laser Dermatology Center treats patients for all skin care concerns, including skin cancer surgery, cosmetic dermatology, sclerotherapy, laser peels, laser hair removal, hyperhidrosis, rosacea, and acne treatments.
Our Clients Say
My eyelid surgery results for the facial wrinkles look very natural. Very skilled dermatologic surgeon.
Dr. Bajoghli always has time for his patients, you never feel that he is rushing you and after you leave if you have any concerns he is very responsive to the point of giving out his cell phone number. I can’t say enough about him and his staff.
Nurse Rassmussen answers all of my questions, listens to my concerns, examines my skin, goes over my treatment protocol and gets me out the door quickly, but without feeling rushed, so that I can get on with the rest of my day. I have already recommended this practice to a couple of friends, and I will continue to do so with confidence.
I really appreciate the polite and professional service that Dr. Bajoghli’s practice provides in my dermatologic health. All of his staff make you feel welcome and are concerned for your care. Speaking as someone who neglected his skin care when I was young, I appreciate having a physician who is personally concerned for his patients.