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How to Treat Hyperpigmentation

Do you see pigmented spots or uneven skin tone when you look in the mirror? Sun exposure and other factors can cause hyperpigmentation. You can treat pigmentation concerns using several methods, including lasers and chemical peels. Our range of solutions lets us choose the best one for your needs and concerns.

What Causes Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation occurs in any area where the pigment-producing melanocytes overproduce melanin pigment. Sun exposure causes the majority of hyperpigmentation as we age. Inflammation such as acne can also trigger this condition. Melasma is also a common form of hyperpigmentation. 


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How to Treat Hyperpigmentation

At FACE Skincare~Medical~Wellness, our skin management experts will work with you to find the best treatment for you. Treating hyperpigmentation may involve targeting the pigment molecules to remove them. Treatment can also remove or restore the outer layers of skin to remove excessive pigment. Many of these methods have other anti-aging and skin-improving benefits. Some available treatment options include:

Chemical Peels

Highly customizable chemical peels reveal new layers of skin that look clearer and healthier. Some chemical peels, such as the Vi Peel, or Enlighten peel, precisely target hyperpigmentation and skin clarity. Chemical peels vary in strength, so we will customize your peel to address your needs. 


Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling offers an excellent option for overall skin rejuvenation. Needles create tiny channels in the skin while delivering pulses of RF energy. Microneedling breaks up hyperpigmentation and brings healthy new cells to the surface. 

Laser Treatments

Laser treatments range from very gentle to intensive. To dramatically remove pigment quickly, you may want a CO2 or Erbium laser like Halo, Pearl, or Total FX. If you have more moderate to minor pigmentation concerns or cannot afford to take any time off, less intensive laser treatments like Moxi, Clear and Brilliant, or Permea, may work better. If you have hyperpigmentation, we offer one of the largest selection of lasers to meet your needs. 


BBL or IPL, types of energy devices that use Broad Band Light or Intense Pulsed Light, to quickly target problem pigment on lighter skin types. Post treatment you will see slightly darker brown spots for 7-10 days which flake off to reveal brighter more youthful skin. These treatments are not indicated for Melasma.

Pico Laser

Pico lasers are an extremely effective way to remove pigment, similar to how a tattoo is removed. With virtually no downtime, safe on all ethnicities, and summer-friendly, this can effectively remove sun damage, melasma, and other pigment from the face.


We offer the Glacial Rx, which uses cold instead of heat energy, to down-regulate pigmentation . We also provide a variety of facials and exfoliation treatments.

Am I a Good Candidate for Hyperpigmentation Treatment?

If you have hyperpigmentation, we have a treatment that will work. Even the most sensitive skin can benefit from treatment. Whether you choose to start with a mild chemical peel or a more intensive method, you will be on the road to more even-toned skin. 

Is There Any Downtime With Hyperpigmentation Treatment?

Downtime varies depending on your type of treatment. You may have no downtime at all after a mild chemical peel, or a week social downtime from a deeper laser. Many treatments will leave some redness lasting a few hours to a few days. We recommend consistent sun protection and lighteners, to keep your hyperpigmentation from coming back or getting worse.

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Take the Next Step – Request an Appointment

To learn more about hyperpigmentation treatment– and if it’s right for you – schedule an appointment by visiting FACE Skincare~Medical~Wellness online or calling (248) 663-0161.

FACE Skincare~Medical~Wellness is a multi-award-winning beauty and wellness clinic founded by skin expert Holly Cutler, also known as The Skin Saint, and named as “one of the most advanced Med Spas in the country” by Forbes magazine.

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