Skin pigmentation is something you can be born with or something that can occur over time as a result of sun exposure and environmental factors. At Skin Technique, we have a variety of treatments and skincare to help reduce pigmentation.
What is Pigmentation?
Skin pigmentation is the colouring of the skin. This can be due to a number of factors, including exposure to the sun, genetic factors, and certain medical conditions. The most common type of skin pigmentation is called melanin. Melanin is a pigment that is produced by cells in the skin called melanocytes. Melanocytes are found in the deepest layer of the skin, and they produce melanin in response to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. The more exposure to UV radiation, the more melanin is produced. This can cause the skin to tan or darken in colour.
What Causes Pigmentation?
Pigmentation is the darkening of the skin due to an increase in melanin production. Pigmentation can also be caused by certain medications, pregnancy, sun exposure, and aging. Pigmentation can be temporary or permanent, depending on the cause. In most cases, pigmentation is not harmful and does not require treatment. However, if you are concerned about the appearance of your skin, several treatments can help reduce unwanted pigmentation.
Forever Young BBL™ Laser
The Forever Young BBL is a broadband laser treatment at our Vancouver clinic that is the only device on the market that has been shown to change the expression of genes associated with aging, longevity, and increased lifespan. With regular Forever Young BBL treatments, your skin will look clearer, smoother, and much younger.
HALO™ Fractional Resurfacing
The Halo Laser is a revolutionary fractional resurfacing treatment at our Vancouver clinic that is used to treat some of the most common skin damage problems, including sun damage, aging, discolouration, uneven skin tone and scarring. Skin Technique is the only clinic to offer the innovative Halo laser treatment in downtown Vancouver.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure, also known as collagen induction therapy and percutaneous collagen injection. Using precise needles, the device stimulates the replacement of surface skin cells, revealing young, glowing skin underneath.
The BBL Hero™ is the ultimate broadband light laser to remove unwanted pigmentation from areas all over the body. The innovative device combines the BBL Forever Young technology with the BBL Forever Body technology into one laser that delivers results with 4x the speed and can even be used on tanned skin.
Can pigmentation be removed completely?
There are two types of pigmentation: primary and secondary. Primary pigmentation is when the skin is naturally darker, while secondary pigmentation is when the skin darkens due to sun exposure or other factors. While there are many products on the market that claim to be able to remove pigmentation completely, it is important to remember that melanin is a natural part of the skin. As a result, it is not possible to completely remove pigmentation. However, some treatments can help to lighten the skin and reduce the appearance of pigmentation. These include laser therapy, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion.
What is the fastest way to get rid of hyperpigmentation?
When it comes to getting rid of hyperpigmentation, there are a variety of treatments available. However, not all treatments are equally effective. For the fastest results, many people turn to laser therapy. Laser therapy uses concentrated beams of light to break up pigment cells, resulting in a more even skin tone. The number of sessions required will depend on the severity of the hyperpigmentation, but most people see significant results after just a few treatments. In addition to being fast-acting, laser therapy is also one of the most effective ways to treat hyperpigmentation.
How many sessions are needed for pigmentation?
The number of sessions needed for hyperpigmentation will depend on the severity of the condition, and the treatment you decide on. For milder cases, a few sessions may be sufficient. However, a more significant number of sessions may be necessary for more severe cases. A skin care professional can determine the specific number of sessions needed. It is best to undergo a series of treatments rather than one single treatment. This allows for a more gradual and effective lightening of the skin. Hyperpigmentation can be a difficult condition to treat, but it can be effectively managed with the help of a qualified skin care professional.