Dyschromia or the discoloration of skin can be a cause of self-consciousness and embarrassment for patients. Metro Dermatology can help in the treatment of dyschromia with some unique and specialized techniques to counter their appearance, however. Here we explore the dyschromia treatment available and how it can affect your condition.
What is dyschromia?
Dyschromia is the alteration of the color of the skin. Such conditions are developing more commonly, particularly in people of color. They are characterized by patches of grey-brown or brown skin on the nose, cheeks, chin and upper lip. They also appear on other areas of the body that are regularly exposed.
The condition can appear as a loss of pigmentation or sometimes as a darkening of pigmentation occurring from an excess or shortage of melanin in the skin. These conditions are medically harmless but they can be cosmetically unappealing.
How does dyschromia treatment work?
Dyschromia treatment at Metro Dermatology uses three distinct treatments to help to return your pigmentation to normal so that the condition is less visible.
This penetrates to beneath the surface of the skin using a controlled and concentrated energy beam that targets the discolored area. The condition is targeted at the level of the cells without causing any risk or danger to the surrounding healthy skin, which will be unaffected.
Iontophoresis of Vitamin C
The application of vitamin C into the skin using a gentle electric current helps to inhibit the production of melanin and will also protect the treated area from the sun for up to 30 hours. This non-invasive treatment can help the skin to recover from the treatment allowing the pigmentation to balance.
The final dyschromia treatment uses fractionated laser energy to create tiny holes in the skin. This triggers the body’s natural healing processes and will lead to the creation of new cells that will be free from the pigmentation changes.
Am I a good candidate for treatment?
If you are suffering from pigmentation changes then dyschromia treatment is the answer for you. This embarrassing condition can be treated and reversed and can allow you to get your confidence back. The side effects from treatment are mild and the dyschromia treatment is non-invasive and swift to carry out. You will notice immediate results. Contact the experts at Metro Dermatology in Elmhurst to schedule your initial consultation.