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Laser Treatment for Hyperpigmentation

Laser Treatment for Hyperpigmentation

Laser Treatment for Hyperpigmentation services offered in Hamilton Square, Trenton, and Mercer County area, New Jersey

Spots that are darker than your normal skin tone are known as hyperpigmentation. They are caused on a cellular level by an overproduction of melanin, a pigment responsible for determining one’s skin and hair color. Reasons that melanin might overproduce (resulting in hyperpigmentation) include:

  • Age spots which appear on skin that get frequent sun exposure, such as the backs of the arms, hands, shoulders, chest and face.
  • Injury-related hyperpigmentation (or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation) occurs where skin is healing from a lesion (such as acne) and leaves a darkened patch
  • Melasma causes dark, discolored patches on the face and arms and often develops during pregnancy.
  • Freckles 

At Kessel Dermatology, servicing the Hamilton Square, Trenton, and Mercer County areas in New Jersey, we use the excel V+ laser’s clinically-proven wavelengths of light to treat hyperpigmentation.  The targeted cells absorb the light, dry up and flake away revealing unpigmented skin. We are able to adjust this treatment to treat different skin tones, which makes this a very versatile and effective treatment for our patients. At your initial consultation, our providers will determine the number of treatment sessions necessary to clear the hyperpigmentation, depending on the size, location and color of the spots.

Frequently Asked Questions

As with any procedure, the costs depend on the specific condition for which treatment is being provided and how many treatments are needed. Which varies based on condition and degree of severity.
The excel V+™, which was developed by Cutera, is a state of the art laser system for providing treatment of a variety of vascular skin conditions. Many skin conditions manifest in the form of broken or abnormal blood vessels in the skin, such is the case with rosacea, in which the facial blood vessels dilate excessively causing redness and flushing. The excel V+™ treats these conditions by administering a unique high power green laser that is absorbed by the abnormal blood vessels in the skin. The laser heats the abnormal vessels until they are removed. At the end of treatment, the patient’s natural skin tone and color are restored.
The excel V+™ has been shown effective at treating a number of conditions, including rosacea, acne, telangiectasias, leg veins, brown spots, hyperpigmentation, poikiloderma, fine lines, and cherry angiomas. The excel V+™ treats mild and severe forms of these conditions. The system may also have a cosmetic benefit for patients who have skin lesions or scars from past injuries or surgeries.
The benefit of excel V+™ is that the treatment can be highly adjusted to ensure that the provider is delivering a level of treatment that specifically matches the patient’s skin condition. The system contains various wavelength modes, allowing the delivery of both short pulses for superficial blemishes, such as small lesions and skin discoloration, and longer pulses for deeper vascular conditions, such as leg veins and nodular port wine stains. It also offers a wide range of laser spot sizes to ensure that small treatment areas can be targeted at greater precision and larger areas can be treated in a shorter period. This high level of customization is what makes excel V+™ so effective at treating, often in one session, so many different conditions, which, in the past, would have required several different systems or procedures.