The changes of color in your skin can be caused by a wide range of factors, including environmental damage, aging and/or a skin condition. The first step in effectively treating skin discoloration is to determine the cause and then use the most effective treatment options.
At Avalon Laser, we offer the latest facial aesthetic services as well as cosmetic dermatology, which focuses on both improving the beauty and health of the skin. With multiple treatment options, we can effectively improve the texture and color of the skin and completely eradicate discoloration. For a free consultation to develop your custom skin rejuvenation treatment, please call Avalon Laser at 800-896-1138 today.
The Most Common Causes of Skin Discoloration
Skin discoloration is most commonly caused by:
- Sun damage, unnatural freckles and/or brown spots
- Age-related skin discoloration, age spots and/or brown spots
- Rosacea (unnatural redness)
- Melasma (large brown spots due to disruption of melanin production)
- Pigmented lesions
- Small facial veins
- Irregular red spots
The most common skin discoloration is sun damage and age spots, although, we also see a fair number of rosacea and melasma patients.
Your Skin Discoloration Treatment Options at Avalon Laser
In order to provide you with the best treatment option, the first step in eliminating skin discoloration will be to determine what is causing it. Once we know the cause, we can utilize a variety of different treatments alone or in combination to give you the desired results and restore the color and texture of your skin. In most skin discoloration cases, Dr. Reza Tirgari will develop a customized treatment plan. Photofacial treatments, such as IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), have been proven to work extremely well.
For our San Diego IPL patients, we use the latest Syneron SR and SRA technology. The Syneron technology uses a combination of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Radio Frequency (FR) to reach deep into the skin, which is not possible with other types of treatments. After a series of treatments, our patients who are suffering from a range of skin discoloration irregularities will notice significant improvement that will eventually lead to disappearance of any red or brown spots, as well as freckles.
What to Expect During and After Treatment
IPL treatments for skin discoloration are performed at our San Diego or Carlsbad locations. The treatment time is usually about 45-60 minutes.
During treatment, you will not experience any pain or discomfort. At the most, you may feel a sensation of a rubber band snap in some sensitive areas that are close to the bone, such as the jawline. This is the sensation associated with pulsed light that quickly penetrates targeted area. However, it is important to note that IPL treatments are completely non-ablative, meaning no tissue is removed during the procedure.
IPL treatments for skin discoloration are usually completed in a series. Depending on the severity of your skin discoloration. Most patients undergo five to six treatments at intervals of three to four weeks. Maintenance treatments are recommended every three to six months. Dr. Tirgari will draft each patient’s treatment time during the consultation. IPL treatments require no down time and you can immediately resume your normal activities and even apply make-up.
In addition, IPL treatment can be used on any part of the body where you have skin discoloration, including the face, hands, neck and the chest.
Please call 800-896-1138 or contact Avalon Laser today using the form on this page to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Reza Tirgari if you are unhappy with skin discoloration areas or suffer from rosacea or melasma. We have successfully treated a number of patients like you. During your consultation, Dr. Tirgari will carefully examine your areas of concern, determine the cause and recommend your IPL treatment sessions and timeline.
Most of our San Diego IPL patients who suffer from skin discoloration begin to see improvement just after the first treatment, and it only gets better from there.