Hyperpigmentation Treatment in Elgin

The Latest Hyperpigmentation Treatment is Here

As Elgin’s most trusted skin experts, Dundee Dermatology stays on the cutting edge of research and training on the most advanced treatments available. If you’re living with conditions like melasma, sun damage, or other forms of hyperpigmentation, get ready to meet a heroically powerful solution! Here’s why our experts recommend BBL HEROic:

Top Causes of Hyperpigmentation

  • Sun Damage: This is the most common cause of hyperpigmentation. When skin is exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun, it produces more melanin to protect itself. This can cause dark spots or patches on the skin, called age spots or sun spots.
  • Hormonal Changes: Hormonal changes, such as those that occur during pregnancy (melasma) or menopause, can also trigger hyperpigmentation. Women are especially prone to this because estrogen plays a role in the production of melanin.
  • Skin Injuries: Injuries to the skin, such as acne scars or burns, can also cause hyperpigmentation. When the skin heals, it may produce too much melanin, which can cause the area to appear darker. This is called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

HEROic Science to the Rescue

BBL HEROic uses a specific type of broadband light called high energy rapid output (HERO). This technology allows for faster and more powerful treatments compared to traditional IPL. Patients will require multiple sessions for optimal results, but BBL HEROic is known as one of the most comfortable light therapies with minimal downtime. Efficient, effective skin rejuvenation is what makes our hyperpigmentation treatments in Elgin so HEROic!


How HEROic Works

A typical HEROic treatment will take 30 to 45 minutes, making your visits quick and easy! If you’ve already tried other hyperpigmentation treatments near Elgin, you may think you know the drill. However, HEROic isn’t your typical treatment! Here’s how it works to create smooth, even tone and texture in minutes:

  1. During the treatment, the BBL HEROic device delivers short, intense pulses of light across the targeted area. This light contains various wavelengths which optimize light absorption.
  2. The specific wavelengths within this light work to target specific pigments absorbed by the melanin in hyperpigmented lesions (spots) on your skin.
  3. All that absorbed light energy promotes cellular heating throughout the targeted cells. 
  4. In seconds, this heating only damages the targeted pigment cells. This causes them to break down naturally. In a few days, your body will absorb and expel those damaged cells leaving a clear, even surface!



Make Your Look HEROic

Ready to finally get the clear, even face you’ve been dreaming of? Start by getting in touch with Dundee Dermatology! Our dedicated team of skin specialists will walk you through every option for your customized hyperpigmentation treatment in our Elgin office. Schedule your in-person appointment in just a few clicks, or get matched with the right treatments for you right now!

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