Skin pigmentation disorders can range from simple to complex, with complex pigmentation problems occurring on darker skin tones, which most practitioners shy away from. Excess pigmentation may be superficial and easily treated with specific medical grade products, or it can be deep, requiring a combination approach of products and procedures. At Lasky Aesthetic & Laser Center we specialize in treatment of excess pigmentation for all types of skin: light, dark or anywhere in-between. Our comprehensive approach takes into account your condition, prior treatments, lifestyle and identifying specific treatments to rid your skin of excess pigmentation.
If you have lived most of your life with a skin pigmentation disorder, you likely know exactly what the condition is. However, we’ve included some basic guidelines below to break down the basic types of pigmentation disorders.
It’s first important to understand that skin pigmentation (color) is determined by something called melanin. Melanin is a dark brown or black substance that gives color to the hair, eye (iris) and skin. The amount and type of melanin in a person’s body depends upon genetic factors, such as ethnicity. When one’s body produces too much or too little melanin, skin pigmentation disorders occur, such as:
This is a very rare disorder that is inherited. Albinism is often characterized by a total lack of melanin, causing extremely fair skin, white hair and pink eyes. Albinism can also have a partial lack of melanin, in which case the skin is two different colors.
This condition is characterized by dark patches of pigment usually on the face. Melasma can be caused by hormones, such as hormone therapy or pregnancy, as well as sun, or a combination of factors. Melasma is not a harmful condition, but it can have a dramatic effect on one’s appearance.
After one receives an injury to the skin, such as a burn or blister, the skin may not adequately replace pigment at the injury site. This results in lightened skin where the injury was received.
This condition is characterized by depigmentation, or lightening of the skin. It is most commonly seen on the face, hands and wrists. While there is no cure for vitiligo, we offer treatment to help stop or slow the progression of depigmentation. In some cases, we may even be able to restore your skin’s natural color where it has been lost.
When patients come to us for treatment of skin pigmentation disorders, our approach is proactive and involved, and your goals become ours. Your treatment will not only be delivered by some of the most skilled practitioners around, it will also be done in a comfortable, supportive environment. Your goals are our goals at Lasky and we strive to provide results-oriented treatment.
At the Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center, we believe the key to the success of any treatment is a trusting partnership between you and our team of professionals. As a result, we’ve taken every measure to make your experience a lasting one, building a long-lasting relationship based upon trust and proven results.
The moment you walk in, you will notice that each aspect of the environment is united towards the success of your treatment.
In the treatment of skin pigmentation disorders, our practitioners use a multi-faceted approach. After learning about you and your exact condition, they can custom tailor a treatment regimen that suits you perfectly. When it comes to skin pigmentation disorders, there are several treatment options available.
We utilize the newest and most effective IPL device available. This little or no-downtime procedure can be used to target excess pigmentation.
At Lasky, our aestheticians have extensive knowledge in routine skincare, allowing you to maintain your healthy glow after treatment.
The Fraxel Dual laser is capable of tackling pigmentation problems and textural changes associated with sun damage and aging skin.
At the Lasky Aesthetic & Laser Center, our facials are second to none. We offer a broad variety of facials to deliver a healthy glow to any skin type.
If you have a skin pigmentation disorder and are looking for a proactive team to help you find relief, the Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center is home to some of the most experienced practitioners and aestheticians around. Additionally, it is overseen by some of the top cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists, ensuring your treatment is both compassionate and effective. If you are suffering from a pigmentation disorder or any other cosmetic condition that you would like to remedy, please give us a call to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you reach your cosmetic goals.