If you’re dealing with facial hyperpigmentation, you’re not alone. Hyperpigmentation is incredibly common. It can result from acne scarring, sun exposure and other daily environmental factors. Melasma is a form of hyperpigmentation that typically affects women. It’s exacerbated by hormonal changes and sun exposure and, just like other forms of hyperpigmentation, it can be a major pain. Many individuals with hyperpigmentation turn to our Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photofacial, but the heat from an IPL treatment can actually make melasma worse. The answer? Pigment-balancing chemical peel in Springfield Missouri.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
Individuals with skin discoloration from melasma, rosacea and other conditions are ideal candidates for pigment-balancing peels. These individuals may be tempted to schedule other pigment-balancing treatments like our Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photofacial; however, the heat involved in these treatments can actually make melasma worse. That’s why individuals with melasma are great candidates for pigment-balancing peels. There’s no heat involved, and peels can have a dramatic impact on undesirable facial pigment.
How Does the Treatment Work?
Pigment-balancing peels target the stratum corneum, which is the glue-like substance that holds the outer layer of our cells together. When the stratum corneum starts to build up due to heavy sun exposure and other environmental factors, you’re often faced with rough, scaly skin and, in some cases, unsightly melasma. A SkinCeuticals Pigment-Balancing Peel is a one-step procedure that can be completed in our office. We’ll apply a pigment-balancing solution that gently exfoliates your skin while encouraging the production of new, healthy skin cells and improves the overall appearance and texture of your skin. After just one treatment, your skin will feel hydrated and appear more refined and vibrant. Pigment-balancing peels can also address other skin issues such as:
- Reduces visible signs of sun damage like fine lines and wrinkles
- Improves uneven skin tone and dullness
- Decreases the frequency of acne breakouts
- Fades post-acne discoloration
Are Peels Painful?
Pigment-balancing peels are non-invasive treatments that are appropriate for even the most sensitive skin. Each peel is customizable to your skin type, so you shouldn’t experience any pain beyond a slight warming sensation.
How Much Downtime Do Peels Require?
Peels are typically a “lunch hour procedure,” meaning you can pop into our office for a treatment and go about your day. Recovery from peels is usually rapid, involving some minor flaking, but you won’t need any downtime. As long as you protect your skin with sunscreen, you shouldn’t be faced with any discomfort.
At Advanced Laser Clinic, we’re committed to helping you put your best face forward. If you’re ready to unveil the complexion of your dreams with a pigment-balancing peel, give us a call at 417-883-5400 to set up an appointment.