Hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation concerns can develop on the facial area in both men and women. This skin discoloration can cause patients in the Phoenix, AZ area to feel embarrassed or self-conscious about their condition. Common skin discoloration problems may include the following diagnoses:
- Age/sun spots
- Acne scarring
When patients have been diagnosed with a skin discoloration disorder, they are encouraged to work with the team at Stockton Dermatology to achieve smoother skin texture and tone.
What treatments are available for pigmentation problems?
There are various types of pigmentation issues that can develop on the skin, and each one responds to treatment differently. By getting a proper evaluation completed by a dermatologist, a professional can make recommendations regarding the best treatment options. This may include one or more of the following therapies:
- Chemical peels – chemical peels have been around for decades, and continue to be a great way to rejuvenate the skin. Chemical peels use a specific blend of ingredients on the face to help in stimulating the regeneration of new, healthier skin cells. Chemical peels can be mild or aggressive depending on the needs of the patient.
- Dermaplaning – patients who have pigmentation on the epidermal level may benefit from dermaplaning. This procedure removes the top layers of the skin with a specialized instrument to remove dead skin cells. Dermaplaning is non-invasive but surgical, and is best for patients who may not be proper candidates for other therapies.
- Microdermabrasion – by resurfacing the skin with microdermabrasion, patients can reduce hyperpigmentation and even sun damage. This treatment removes the outermost layer of skin to bring forth a brighter, smother completion. This treatment is also recommended to patients who need to use topicals to penetrate into the skin to work properly.
- Skin brightening creams – our practice offers prescription-strength skin brightening creams that can target areas of dark pigmentation. These creams are not available over-the-counter, but are available for purchase at Stockton Dermatology.
Are you struggling with pigmentation concerns?
If you live in the area of Phoenix, AZ and are ready to target hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation, we welcome you to book a consultation with Dr. Toni C. Stockton at Stockton Dermatology. Call (480) 610-6366 today to schedule a visit.