Dark Spot Treatments that Actually Work

Woman with sun-damaged spots

Dark spots or uneven skin tone often sabotage one’s self-esteem. The skin dilemma is fairly common but can be treated with consistent skincare regimens. Tailored clinical treatments by certified aestheticians can help clarify and brighten the skin along with tackling stubborn discolorations.

With so many options out there claiming to treat dark spots, finding a holy grail pigmentation fighter can be tricky. Worry not; professionals at Laser Care Skin Clinic are here to save the day. We did some digging to uncover multiple industry-backed and internet-raved dark spot-fading solutions that prevent and correct skin concerns to help you put your most confident face forward, always.

Pro Tip: Before you kick-start a skincare routine, make sure you wear sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 50 every day if you don’t want to undo all the efforts you’ve been making to achieve brighter, healthier skin.

What Causes Pigmentation and Dark Spot?

Hyperpigmentation or dark spots are caused by melanin overproduction in the skin. Several things can trigger extra melanin production, including hormonal changes, sun exposure, aging, waxing, acne, and more. Harsh scrubbing can also lead to dark spots. Now that you’ve got a basic idea about how dark spots are formed, read on to discover ways to get rid of them.

Lasers

Lasers are one of the most impactful treatments to reduce skin irregularities, improve skin complexion, reduce dark spots, and look years younger. At Laser Care Skin Clinic, we use Lumecca by Inmode, which is a powerful Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) laser that uses a focused light beam to target specific pigmentation to eliminate the pigment particles within the skin by breaking them down. The lunchtime treatment helps significantly visible improvements in clarity and complexion of the skin. It helps reduce vascular lesions, dark spots, freckles, blemishes, sunspots, and even birthmarks.

Before and after pictures of Lumecca by Inmode.

Chemical Peels

Exfoliation treatments like chemical peels help reduce the dull appearance of the skin by removing the upper dead skin layer. It allows light to reflect better, making the skin appear to glow. Over time, chemical peels can stimulate collagen production, reduce dark spot appearance, and enhance cellular turnover. Pro-grade peels often use active ingredients like mandelic, glycolic, trichloroacetic, and lactic acids, among many others. Several at-home peels are available, but they’re more likely to slough off the dead skin rather than penetrate properly to lighten the dark spots. Thus, it’s important to ensure the procedure is carried out by a certified aesthetician or dermatologist for safe and optimal results because chemical peels are quite powerful and can lead to skin burns.

Microneedling

Performed using a medical-grade roller, such as the Dermapen 8, the treatment causes a series of micro-injuries to the skin with gamma-sterilised and automated needles to promote elastin and collagen production. The handheld device opens the skin barrier to help improve penetration levels of topical treatments or lightning and healing serums to treat micro skin damage and reduce hyperpigmentation. While there’s no significant downtime required post-treatment, it’s crucial to apply sunscreen and other soothing products provided in the post-treatment pack to prevent sunburn or damage.

You could also pair other treatments offered at Laser Care Skin Clinic like injectable skin boosters, or mesotherapy, PRP, hydra facial treatment, and more to optimise your skin pigmentation or acne scar treatment. We also offer anti-aging and hair loss treatments, along with lip fillers, dermal fillers, anti-wrinkle injections, microneedling services, and more in Ealing London. Talk to us via email or call to book an appointment if you’re looking for tailored treatments to get a gratifying glow.

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