Dyschromia is the discoloration of the nails, hair, or skin. The symptoms usually present themselves as light or dark patches on the skin. Typically, there are no secondary symptoms, but in rare cases, some patients can experience itchy skin. Although the most effective solution for dyschromia is prevention, there are multiple effective dyschromia treatment methods that correct the pigment flaws and appearance associated with dyschromic skin, without causing scarring. Options range from laser treatment to Vitamin C Iontophoresis. Some of the best options for dyschromia treatment include:
Laser Toning and Other Laser Treatments
Laser resurfacing is a modern-day skin resurfacing method. It’s a cosmetic procedure often referred to as laser skin rejuvenation or a laser peel. Laser resurfacing is used to remove outer skin layers that have been damaged by sun exposure and age. The treatment stimulates our natural healing process, creating new skin cells and collagen production. With a special laser system, the skin can be penetrated deeper, and more severe cases of skin damage can be treated. The laser can treat the entire facial area or more specific areas, such as around the mouth or eyes.
Vitamin C Iontophoresis
Vitamin C is a critical dietary vitamin that plays several roles in the health of the skin. However, oral intake of vitamin C does not get enough of the vitamin to the proper place to lighten the skin. Applying vitamin C solutions to the facial area only allows a small quantity of the vitamin to penetrate the skin. Vitamin C Iontophoresis uses a controlled electrical charge that propels Vitamin C molecules into your skin.
Getting Started with Dyschromia Treatment
At Metro Dermatology, we strive to be accessible to our patients. Our board-certified dermatologists and staff speak multiple languages and are sensitive to the cultural practices of our patients. For more information about your dyschromia treatment options, set up a time to visit the experts at Metro Dermatology in New York. We have offices located in Flushing, Englewood, the Bronx, and Elmhurst. Contact us today to book a consultation!