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How to Fade Hyperpigmentation and Age Spots

Protecting your skin from sun damage requires a level of diligence that many of us lack, especially in our youth. Over time, sun damage can cause age spots. Hyperpigmentation has many causes, including sun exposure. Your NYSVC provider will develop a treatment plan to address your pigmentation issues. 

What Causes Hyperpigmentation and Age Spots?

Hyperpigmentation and brown spots develop due to excess melanin production in areas of the skin. Melanin, the pigment that contributes to the color of your hair and skin, can be overproduced in response to many factors. 

Age spots, also called sun spots, form in response to sun exposure. They often look like flat brown patches on sun-exposed areas like the face, chest, arms, and hands. Hyperpigmentation can occur in response to acne breakouts, genetics, and hormone changes. 

How to Fade Hyperpigmentation and Age Spots

Fading hyperpigmentation and age spots often work best when your provider combines several treatment strategies. Your treatment will address your concerns and provide the best results based on your goals. Treatment options your NYSVC provider may use include:

ZO Skin Health Skin Care

Developed by the world-famous skincare expert Dr. Obagi, this medical-grade product line includes treatments for pigmentation issues. Over time, you will see fading of your hyperpigmentation. These products also boost the results of other treatments. Topical products show results slowly over weeks to months. 

PiXel8-RF Microneedling

PiXel8-RF microneedling creates micro-channels in the skin that trigger a healing response. This healing response brings healthy layers of skin to the surface, replacing dull, damaged layers. As an added bonus, it triggers collagen development for firmer, smoother skin and treats acne scars. Most people need a series of treatments for maximum results. 

Excel® V Laser

The excel® V laser treats many types of red and brown pigmentation issues. It uses two different wavelengths to target hyperpigmentation, age spots, and sun damage. Depending on your needs, this laser requires minimal downtime and can provide dramatic results within one to five sessions. 

Enlighten Laser

The Enlighten Laser by Cutera treats all brown pigmentation issues. It is the only laser shown to be safe and effective with melasma. In fact the Pico Genesis treatment with the Enlighten is the most popular treatment in the world due to the fading effects it gives you. 

Chemical Peels

Peels that lift off old dead skin and brown spots have been used for centuries and the modern formulas give predictable safe results. Peels also tight pores, combat acne, even out your skin tones, and work on acne scars too.

Consultations Available Now

The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with one of our highly trained providers at New York Skin & Vein Center located in Oneonta, NY, serving the surrounding New York City areas with additional offices in Norwich, Binghamton, and Cobleskill.

Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment. Your journey to a healthier, happier you can start today.

What Results Will I See With Hyperpigmentation and Age Spot Treatment?

Hyperpigmentation and age spots respond well to many different treatments, so we will recommend one or more based on your needs. With laser treatments or microneedling, you can see results within a few days. You will usually see improvements after each treatment. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Hyperpigmentation and Age Spot Treatment?

Your NYSVC provider can develop a treatment plan for anyone with pigmentation issues or sun spots. Good candidates are frustrated by hyperpigmentation and ready to see improvements. If you have questions about the best treatment for your concerns, we recommend meeting with a complexion expert to formulate your plan. 


*Individual Results May Vary

Dr. Dohner and his team strive to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses their practice for their aesthetic and vein needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Dohner and his team of expert providers at New York Skin & Vein Center in New York.

Take the Next Step

To schedule your in-person hyperpigmentation and age spot treatment consultation, call New York Skin & Vein Centers at (607) 431-2525 or simply fill out the form on this page. We look forward to working with you. 

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