People who have uneven skin tones that are caused by hyperpigmentation may want to explore ways that they can restore their skin to a more even tone. This will also give it a more youthful appearance. One way to accomplish this is with the use of Sciton® BBL™ treatments.
Hyperpigmentation is when the skin develops dark places because of too much pigment. The condition can occur from a number of causes. Certain medicines can cause hyperpigmentation as a side effect. Pregnancy and a decrease in the function of the adrenal gland are some health-related causes for darkening of the skin. The most common cause, however, is overexposure to the sun over a period of time.
The substance in the skin that gives it its color is called melanin. The more melanin that is present, the darker the skin appears. The skin’s natural response to the sun’s rays is the production of additional melanin. This is how it protects itself against the harmful effects of UV rays. It is also how you end up with a tan after spending time outdoors or after a trip to the beach. While a suntan will normally begin to fade when the amount of time spent in the sun is reduced, too much exposure can cause spots on the skin in which melanin is concentrated permanently. This is what causes the formation of sunspots, which are small areas of hyperpigmentation.
Sciton® BBL™ treatments utilize BroadBand Light therapy to stimulate the skin to produce substances that will restore it to an appearance closer to what it was during the younger days. These treatments help in different ways. The light energy that is delivered to the skin during treatment sessions will heat the upper layers of it. As the heat is absorbed, the skin will be stimulated to produce additional collagen. This is a protein that helps to give the skin its fullness. Its production naturally diminishes with age. Restoring it to its normal levels will also help to give the skin a younger look.
Another benefit of these treatments is the release of unwanted melanin in the skin. By returning the melanin levels in the concentrated areas to what they are in the surrounding skin, the hyperpigmentation problem will go away.
While this treatment method can be used to treat the skin on almost any part of the body, the most common areas that are treated for pigmentation issues are the face, neck, shoulders, chest and backs of the hands.
If you have dark spots that you would like to see removed, talk to the team at REJÚV esthetics to see if Sciton® BBL™ treatments are right for you. Our office is located in Poplar Bluff. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.