What Is Hyperpigmentation Treatment?
Many people experience hyperpigmentation, which is a common aesthetic condition that causes darker areas on the surface of the skin. These pigmented spots can pop up any place on the face and body and can range in size and shape. Discolored areas on the skin can be due to pregnancy, acne scarring, and age spots, or issues like melasma, eczema, and psoriasis. At Fort Lauderdale Dermatology, board-certified and fellowship-trained dermatologist Dr. Eric Wilkerson and his team use the next-generation M22™ Stellar by Lumenis® to dramatically reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, in addition to redness, flushing, and rosacea. This innovative, laser-based treatment can diminish dark patches and spots related to hyperpigmentation along with the redness associated with rosacea and more. If you'd like to learn how this cutting-edge treatment can help you get clearer skin and an improved complexion, contact our Fort Lauderdale, FL office today to schedule an appointment.
"I’ve seen Dr. Wilkerson three times now and have never felt like it’s been a rushed visit like other dermatologists I’ve been to. He’s been able to drastically improve skin issues that I’ve dealt with for years. Very clean and professional practice."- M.H. / Google / Nov 13, 2019
"Dr Wilkerson was referred to me by my primary care physician and I am very thankful he was. After being in a trauma accident sustaining multiple wounds, I encountered a rash and irritation around them. I could not afford to get any infection while healing all my injuries. Dr Wilkerson and his assistant Jackie were friendly and gentle. They asked many questions and thoroughly examined the injury site. The doctor’s level of care was exceptional and he took his time to answer all my questions patiently. His treatment plan ‘cured’ my issue and I look forward to my follow up appointment. Jackie was courteous and gracious enough to call me a week after my appointment to follow up and see how I was feeling and how my recovery was progressing."- S.D. / Google / Oct 12, 2019
"I had to switch Dr's due to insurance change. Finding Dr Wilkerson was a stroke of luck. He was compassionate. efficient and fantastic at his craft . His pricing for all the cosmetic offerings like Botox and IPL is a great value. His practice is truly excellent . They fit me in due to an issue and I was completely satisfied ."- S.J. / Google / Jan 25, 2023
"This is a dermatologist we physicians use ! Highly recommended !"- B.A. / Google / Dec 15, 2022
"Dr. Wilkerson and team are amazing! I've had multiple mohs surgeries with him and am really pleased with how it went. I've had other skin surgeries with my previous dermatologists, Dr. Wilkerson is the best by far!"- P.W. / Google / Dec 02, 2022
Ideal Candidates For Hyperpigmentation Treatments
Ideal candidates for a laser hyperpigmentation treatment include anyone with dark patches or spots on their skin, whether it's on the face or body. People with redness caused by rosacea can also benefit from this procedure. Although hyperpigmentation can be caused by a number of factors, including sun damage, pregnancy, hormonal imbalances, and the effects of aging, this treatment can be effective for a variety of hyperpigmentation and rosacea types. During your consultation at Fort Lauderdale Dermatology, we will examine your skin and review any relevant medical history to ensure that you can enjoy the many skin refreshing benefits of this innovative therapy.
How Does the Hyperpigmentation Treatment Work?
The M22 Stellar system uses focused laser light energy to gently heat the treatment area, creating micro-injuries. This targets the excess melanin, or skin pigment, that causes the dark spots and patches associated with hyperpigmentation, breaking it up and allowing your body to get rid of it. This also works to reduce the redness and discoloration of rosacea. The micro-injuries also prompt your body's natural healing response to create more collagen and elastin, which can renew and refresh your skin's appearance.
When you come in for your treatment at our Fort Lauderdale, FL office, we will start by thoroughly cleaning the skin area to be treated. You will relax in a comfortable treatment chair while the M22 handpiece is glided across your skin. While most say they don't need it, we can provide a topical anesthetic to help improve your comfort if you want. Most treatments can be completed in about 15 – 30 minutes, depending on the size and location of the treatment area. After your treatment, you may experience slight swelling and redness. The treated patches may initially darken, but then they usually begin to fade as your body absorbs the pigment and the old dead skin cells flake away. We will give you aftercare instructions to ensure proper healing and the best treatment outcomes.
Get Clearer, Healthier-Looking Skin
If you're bothered by dark patches and spots caused by hyperpigmentation or redness from rosacea, you don't have to just live with it. A cutting-edge laser hyperpigmentation treatment in Fort Lauderdale, FL at Fort Lauderdale Dermatology can help you achieve clearer skin with a refreshed, renewed complexion. Contact our office today to learn more about the multiple benefits of the innovative M22 Stellar system and to schedule an appointment with Dr. Wilkerson and his team. Let us help you achieve beautifully clearer skin and a new level of confidence with a quick and effective personalized laser hyperpigmentation treatment.