Skin Discoloration Specialist

Renew Laser Aesthetics

Aesthetics located in Poulsbo, WA

Pigmented lesions, freckles, and dark spots can leave you feeling uncomfortable about your skin, especially if they’re on your face. At Renew Laser Aesthetics in Poulsbo, Washington, board-certified physician Manfred Henne, MD, PHD, and his specialized team offer highly effective laser treatments for skin discoloration. You can have more even-toned skin, starting with your first treatment. Book your skin discoloration evaluation by clicking on the online scheduler or by calling the office directly.

Skin Discoloration Q & A

Renew Laser Aesthetics

What causes skin discoloration?

Skin discoloration, issues, including freckles, brown spots, and age spots, develop for a variety of reasons. The sun is a major contributor to discoloration, or pigmentation, issues for most men and women. Frequent sun exposure forces your skin to produce more of a pigment called melanin.

This dark pigment is your skin’s way of protecting itself from the harmful rays of the sun. Though melanin should fade gradually, it can certainly build up in clusters. Plus, as you get older and continue exposing your skin to the sun, pigmented spots start sticking around — permanently.

You can also develop skin discoloration issues due to:

  • Inherited traits
  • Hormonal fluctuations
  • Getting older

Sometimes, chronic skin conditions, including melasma, also lead to lingering pigmented spots or brownish patches. No matter what the cause of your skin discoloration, you have options for treating them and evening out your skin tone.

How is skin discoloration treated?

The medically supervised skin care specialists at Renew Laser Aesthetics offer skin discoloration treatments with Icon™ by Cynosure® or CUTERA® enlighten® aesthetic machines. These systems utilize cutting-edge laser or intense pulsed light (IPL) technology to break apart stubborn pigmented spots.

During your treatment, your practitioner glides the system’s handheld device over your targeted area. The beams of energy penetrate pigmented lesions where melanin builds up, shattering the pigments on the spot.

Over the following few weeks, your body starts pushing away all those destroyed pigments and guiding new, more even-toned skin cells up to the surface. You’re left with visibly clearer, more youthful looking skin, in as little as one to three sessions.

Do laser skin discoloration treatments hurt?

Some men and women explain that the energy beams feel like tiny rubber band snaps — the sensation is well-tolerated. Though certain areas can be a bit uncomfortable, you shouldn’t be in pain. Your dedicated aesthetic specialist at Renew Laser Aesthetics may suggest applying a topical numbing cream to your treatment area, just to ensure your visit is as comfortable as possible.

Schedule your skin discoloration evaluation at Renew Laser Aesthetics today. You can either request an appointment online or over the phone.

* Individual results may vary.