How Can I Reduce Hyperpigmentation From Sun Damage?

February 24, 2020

If you’ve spent a lot of time in the sun, you may notice dark spots (hyperpigmentation) on your face and other sun-exposed areas. Whether you’re bothered by melasma or sun spots, The Langdon Center can reduce these common skin concerns. We offer a number of treatments that can give you the clearer, more radiant skin you’ve been longing for. Let’s take a closer look at what they are and how they work.

PiQo4 Laser

Known as the most powerful picosecond laser in the world, PiQo4 can do wonders for your sunspots. It generates four different laser wavelengths and includes a fractional mode that can concentrate energy in tiny spots to treat melasma. 

It stimulates collagen and elastin and can take years off your face. PiQo4 laser treatments last a few minutes and don’t require any anesthesia. You’ll likely require multiple treatments to enjoy optimal results

Fraxel Laser

The Fraxel laser is fractional laser that creates tiny microscopic spots of laser energy to treat approximately 20% of the surface area. The spots of laser energy penetrate deep into the skin and can improve even deep pigment conditions such as certain forms of melasma. The fractional laser energy also promotes new collagen production to smooth wrinkles and create a more youthful appearance. Typical Fraxel laser treatment takes anywhere between 20 and 40 minutes to complete, depending on the area you’d like treated. Four to six treatments about a month apart are ideal.

Take the Next Step 

If you have further questions about PiQo4, Fraxel & M22 Laser, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at The Langdon Center in Guilford, CT. Call us at 203-453-8625 or fill out our convenient online contact form.

M22 System

The M22 system consists of the non-ablative fractional laser (ResurFX™) and an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) system. The IPL uses pulsed light photo-rejuvenation to improve hyperpigmentation that results from sun damage. ResurFX™ can significantly reduce the appearance of sunspots and, like the Fraxel laser, will improve skin texture. Although there is no downtime, side effects include a bit of redness and swelling which resolves within a day or two.

Once you visit our office, we can evaluate your unique hyperpigmentation concerns and design a customized treatment plan. Fortunately, all of these options are non-invasive and offer minimal to no downtime so you don’t have to worry about any major disruptions to your daily life. 

I was really satisfied with the laser resurfacing. I am almost 85 and people say I look at least 10 years younger. Dr. Langdon is wonderful and all his recommendations have been right on. I had lipo on my arms and they look great. I truly had a great experience at the Langdon center…MG

Take the Next Step

If you have further questions about any of these treatments or are wondering whether you’re a good candidate for any of them, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at The Langdon Center in Guilford, CT. Call us at 203-453-8625 or fill out our convenient online contact form.

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Dr. Robert Langdon

Dr. Robert Langdon, MD is a triple-board-certified cosmetic surgeon in Dermatology, Cosmetic Surgery, and Facial Cosmetic Surgery. He specializes in advanced laser and low-impact procedures under local anesthesia, emphasizing quick recovery and low risks. With over 30 years of experience, he prioritizes personalized care and has authored significant publications, including a book on cosmetic laser surgery.

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