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Hypopigmentation

Hypopigmentation is the lightening of the skin. 

hypopigmentation

Hypopigmentation may occur after injury to the skin from a previous procedure or trauma. It can also a side effect of vitiligo. The condition occurs because there is a decrease in melanocytes or melanin itself. Pigmentation can sometimes be restored effectively with various different techniques.

What is the treatment and what devices are used?

The treatment for this condition is Fractional Resurfacing.

Devices used to treat this condition:
308 Excimer Laser
Fraxel Re:pair®
Fraxel Re:store Dual®
LaseMD

is Treatment painful?

Most patients do not experience significant discomfort during fractional lasering. Patients experience little to no pain. A topical numbing cream is sometimes used to offset discomfort. 

Real Patients Before and After photos

Laser Treatment for Hypopigmentation

Laser Treatment for Hypopigmentation

Laser Treatment for Hypopigmentation

Laser Treatment for Hypopigmentation

Hypopigmentation In The News

Michelle Henry, M.D., featured in this months issue of O, The Oprah Magazine

Michelle Henry, M.D., featured in this months issue of O, The Oprah Magazine

FDA clears Solta device for skin pigmentation treatment

FDA clears Solta device for skin pigmentation treatment

Skinterrogation: Hyperpigmentation, Anti-aging and Acne Prevention

Skinterrogation: Hyperpigmentation, Anti-aging and Acne Prevention

hypopigmentation

Questions and Answers

Q: What Causes Hypopigmentation?

A: Hypopigmentation occurs when the skin lacks or stops producing melanin. Melanin is a pigment-producing protein that gives our skin and hair color. Certain areas of the skin can stop producing melanin due to inflammation, cuts, scrapes, other trauma to the skin, and conditions like vitiligo.

Q: When Will I See Results?

A: Results can be seen soon after treatment, but full results can be seen within 3 to 6 months. 

Q: How Long Do Results Last?

A: Results can last several years depending on your age and condition of the skin. 

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