hyperpigmentation

Reverse Damage from Summer Sun with Fraxel

The best part of summer can be all the time spent outdoors -- at the beach, the park, or lounging in your backyard. But as good as the sun may feel on your skin, sometimes it damages it too. Particularly if you forgot the SPF all summer. At Laser Skin Care Center, our physicians use Fraxel Laser Skin Resurfacing to help patients treat damaged skin, such as sun spots, wrinkles and other signs of aging. Fraxel treatment is a noninvasive skin resurfacing procedure approved by the FDA, and can improve skin health and texture for many patients. Fraxel treatments treat fractions of the skin at a time. During treatment, the laser is used on only a small percentage of the skin and leaves the surrounding area untouched, leading to a much shorter recovery time. The laser is focused on areas below the skin affected by wrinkles, discolorations, or acne scars, encouraging the production of new collagen. The result is healthier, more vibrant skin with less fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, as the treated area begins to heal, new, healthy [...]

2019-06-17T06:09:18+00:00 September 24th, 2018|

What is the Best Treatment for Hyperpigmentation & Sun Damage?

Unwanted pigmentation problems, like sun damage, brown spots, redness, or splotchy skin can cause our faces to age prematurely. A smooth, even complexion is often associated with youth. Though the best treatment is prevention through use of sunscreen, flawless skin is attainable. Laser Skin Care Center offers several treatments to treat hyperpigmentation and sun damage specifically. Chemical Peels Chemical Peels come in several different intensities (mild, medium, and deep) and remove damaged outer layers of skin on the face for smoother texture, diminished blemishes and pre-cancerous growths, improved scarring, and glowing skin. Chemical peels enhance cell turnover and improve collagen production. Fraxel Fraxel laser produces thousands of microscopic laser columns, which penetrate deep into the skin. The heat from the energy bursts removes damaged cells but does not cause significant damage to surrounding healthy tissues. This treats uneven pigmentation commonly associated with sun spots, melasma, and even precancerous conditions. See Our Before and After Gallery IPL Intense Pulsed Light, also known as IPL, Fotofacial or Photofacial, delivers high-intensity pulses of light that [...]

2018-02-28T20:40:36+00:00 February 28th, 2018|

What Laser Treatments Are Good For Ethnic Skin?

  For African-Americans, Asian-Americans, and Hispanic-Americans, finding the best laser treatments for laser hair removal and skin resurfacing can be a frustrating challenge.  Since many laser devices are designed to target dark pigment on lighter skin, clients with ethnic skin may not see as optimal results.  The experience is certainly a disappointing one – especially considering it’s 2017! Fortunately, a new range of laser technologies have made it possible for clients with ethnic skin to enjoy better results – and they’re now available at Laser Skin Care Center in Long Beach, CA. Whether you’re looking for laser hair removal or laser skin resurfacing, take a look at the laser treatments that are ideal for ethnic skin: Clear + Brilliant: Clear + Brilliant laser treatments is commonly known as “lunchtime laser resurfacing”, as its effective without requiring significant downtime. The Clear and Brilliant laser targets and heats darker pigments in the skin which caused the breakdown of red and brown spots. Other benefits to this laser procedure includes the appearance of smaller pores and improvement in skins elasticity. You’ll need a [...]

2017-04-05T17:27:41+00:00 March 5th, 2017|

What’s the Best Treatment For Hyperpigmentation?

Whether you have hyperpigmentation as a result of sun damage or are predisposed to brown spots due to genetics (thanks, parents!), the end result is still the same: your uneven skin tone is preventing you from feeling 100% confident.  Topical treatments aren’t exactly helping; in fact, you’ve been applying creams for weeks and haven’t seen any results. If you’re looking for the best treatments for hyperpigmentation, brown spots, and sun damage, then it’s time to discover the skin-transforming treatment menu at Laser Skin Care Center in Long Beach, CA. Take a look at all the ways we can improve your skin tone! Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatments: Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments uses carefully controlled pulses of light to break down darker pigments in the top layers of the dermis. At the same time, these light waves heat the sub-dermis layers to encourage faster cellular turnover.  The IPL procedure is ideal for treating red and brown spots, as well as improving collagen production.  Most patients will need three to five treatments to see best results. Clear + Brilliant: The Clear [...]

2017-04-05T16:52:25+00:00 February 15th, 2017|

Welcome to our New Website!

We are excited to have launched our brand new practice website. We understand the importance of a great patient experience. That's why we've developed an easy to use website with an abundance of trustworthy dermatology educational resources. Browse our website to learn more about Laser Skin Care Center, access patient forms, and learn about our dermatology treatment options. Need more information? Give us a call.

2017-06-06T17:48:07+00:00 September 2nd, 2015|

Playing Safe with Baby Skin Care

As a new mother, I am keen to select skin care products for my child that are free of potentially harmful toxins. Formaldehyde, parabens, phthalates, and 1,4-dioxane are among the top offenders.   These chemicals may not be listed by name among the ingredients.   For instance, formaldehyde is a known carcinogen and can be released by other chemicals such as quarternium-15, a widely used preservative in skin care products.   Paraben is another commonly used preservative in shampoos and moisturizers, and its estrogen-mimicking properties have caused some to suggest a potential association with breast cancer, though no direct causal link has been established.  Among a small percentage of allergic patients, parabens can cause a contact dermatitis or skin irritation. Phthalates are chemical plasticizers that are used to enhance absorption of lotions and to stabilize fragrances. Since the ingredients in scents are considered proprietary information, the term fragrance may actually contain phthalates. Phahlates are known endocrine disruptors and linked to a potential increased risk of breast cancer, early puberty, and reproductive birth defects.  The jury is still out on just how dangerous phthalates are, [...]

2017-06-06T17:49:34+00:00 August 19th, 2015|

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