Dark spots can be one of the most baffling and difficult skin conditions to treat. After all, these dark patches of skin seem to appear with very little rhyme or reason, making it difficult to pin down how to prevent them from forming. At Beauty 2.0 Aesthetics in Port Moody, BC our dedicated staff is well-versed in all the latest treatments and products to remove dark spots. Let’s learn more!
What is the Best Product to Remove Dark Spots?
Is there a product that can get rid of dark spots? In fact, there are plenty of over-the-counter and at-home products that claim to remove dark spots from your life entirely. The downside of these do-it-yourself products, however, is the fact that they take a long time to work, and they might not work at all. Even more distressing, these DIY solutions likely won’t treat the underlying causes of dark spots or help prevent them from worsening.
So, what options are left to you? If you want something that is quick, effective, and perfects your skin for a radiant, blemish-free glow, then the best solution is Hydrafacial. Hydrafacial is the all-in-one treatment that can correct several skin-related concerns, from dark spots and uneven skin tone to controlling acne and diminishing the appearance of fine lines and acne scars.
Everything You Need to Know About Dark Spots
Dark spots are something that we all deal with, so it’s important to know everything we can about them. A dark spot is an umbrella term for any kind of patch on the skin that is darker than the natural skin tone. Dark spots are commonly associated with aging, but they can really appear at any age. Here are a few other things you need to know about dark spots:
Three Types of Dark Spots
When we talk about dark spots, we are usually talking about hyperpigmentation, which is a medical term for spots of skin that are darker than the surrounding skin. Hyperpigmentation occurs on all skin tones and can be temporary or permanent. There are three main types of dark spots, including:
Sunspots, also called age spots, are probably the most common type of dark spot. While generally associated with aging skin that has picked up sun damage over the lifespan, a sunspot can appear after any prolonged stint of sun exposure. Sunspots can appear several years after unprotected sun exposure or sunburns, and they usually look similar to freckles.
Melasma is a type of flat, usually abnormally-shaped patch of darker skin. Melasma can appear anywhere on the body, although it frequently forms on the face. Melasma can appear without any apparent cause or damage to the skin.
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a dark spot that appears as a result of damage from inflammation to the skin. This type of dark spot generally appears as a result of acne and can take several weeks, months, or sometimes to dissipate. Sometimes, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation can be the result of other trauma to the skin, such as an injury or a scar.
What Causes Dark Spots?
Dermatologists and skin experts think they have pinned down the cause of dark spots. Aside from sun damage and skin injury, the emergence of dark spots is associated with abnormal melanin-producing skin cells as a result of aging, hormonal changes that are common to pregnancy, and even some diseases or medications.
Can You Prevent Dark Spots?
The easiest way to prevent dark spots is to regularly use a high-strength sunscreen to protect your skin from damaging UV rays. However, this preventative measure only prevents sunspots. As it is, melasma likely cannot be prevented, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation can be avoided only if acne or other skin injuries like psoriasis is controlled.
Can Dark Spots Go Away on Their Own?
The only type of dark spot that goes away by itself is post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, and even then it can take a long time. Dark spots like sunspots and melasma typically do not go away by themselves.
How Does Hydrafacial Work to Remove Dark Spots?
If Hydrafacial is the solution for removing dark spots, then how does it work? Hydrafacial is an innovative and comprehensive solution to a wide range of superficial skin concerns and can be used safely on virtually all patients. This treatment has no downtime and works better the more often it is used.
What are Hydrafacial Steps?
Every Hydrafacial treatment involves several steps to remove dark spots and the overall perfecting of skin, including:
Cleanse and Exfoliate
A technician will manually cleanse and exfoliate your skin with gentle, skin-friendly cleansers to remove dirt, oil, and make-up from the skin surface. This prepares the skin for the rest of the facial steps.
Light or mild chemical peel is applied to your skin to help remove the surface layers of old skin cells that are not removed by manual exfoliation. The acid peel also penetrates the sub-dermal layers to stimulate the body’s natural regenerative abilities.
Vortex extraction is the patented Hydrafacial step that uses a liquid vacuum to extract impurities from the skin, including whiteheads, blackheads, and excess oils that might clog pores.
Vortex fusion is the final patented step that combines skin-loving serums to the skin to deeply nourish your newly cleaned pores and boosts the overall health of your skin.
Why Does Hydrafacial Work for Removing Dark Spots?
Dark spots are superficial blemishes that can be greatly reduced – and even removed – by each step of the Hydrafacial. In particular, the combination of a light acid peel and the vortex fusion serums can gradually reduce the appearance of dark spots. Hydrafacial can diminish the appearance of dark spots in as little as one treatment.
Who are Good Candidates for Hydrafacial?
Hydrafacial is appropriate for patients with all skin types and skin tones. A good candidate for this treatment includes those who are looking for an all-in-one treatment, those who want a gentle cosmetic treatment, and those who want to perfect superficial skin concerns while also promoting skin health.
Hydrafacial is Magic for Removing Dark Spots!
Don’t let dark spots continue to frustrate and baffle you! If you think Hydrafacial is the magic solution for removing your dark spots, please contact Beauty 2.0 Aesthetics in Port Moody, BC to schedule your first appointment today!