Dermatologist-Approved Techniques: How to Get Rid of Hyperpigmentation Safely

Hyperpigmentation | Advanced Aesthetics

Hyperpigmentation is when certain areas of skin are darker than others. The treatments available to address these discolorations are as diverse as the causes, ranging from topical applications to more intensive therapies. It is crucial to choose a method that aligns well with the specific type of hyperpigmentation you have and your skin’s condition.

At Advanced Aesthetics in Las Vegas, NV, we offer a spectrum of options designed to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation. Determining the most effective approach requires a thoughtful evaluation of the affected area and the underlying factors contributing to the condition.

Understanding Different Types of Hyperpigmentation

  • Melasma: This type of hyperpigmentation typically appears as patchy brown or tan discoloration on the face, particularly on the cheeks, bridge of the nose, forehead, and upper lip. Hormonal changes often trigger melasma, making it more frequent among pregnant women, dubbed the “mask of pregnancy.”
  • Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH): PIH develops following skin injury or inflammation, such as acne, eczema, or burns. This condition leaves darker patches or spots on the skin once the initial wound has healed and is caused by an overproduction of melanin during the healing process.
  • Age Spots: Also known as liver spots or solar lentigines, age spots are flat, brown, black, or gray spots that typically appear on the skin due to prolonged exposure to UV radiation. These spots are more common in adults over 50 but can occur in younger people who spend significant time in the sun.

Why Seek Professional Treatments for Hyperpigmentation? 

Seeking professional treatments for hyperpigmentation is advised because it involves a precise assessment of the skin’s condition to recommend the most effective intervention. Skin lightening treatments can specifically target discolored areas and promote a more uniform skin tone and are more effective than over-the-counter methods. Professionals in dermatology can also monitor the progress of the treatment, adjusting as necessary to protect the skin. 

Different Hyperpigmentation Treatments

SPECTRA™ Laser Peel

The SPECTRA™ Laser Peel is a hyperpigmentation laser treatment that targets melanin-rich areas to diminish the appearance of dark spots. By gently removing the outermost layer of the skin, this treatment also encourages new collagen production, leading to smoother, revitalized skin. It’s suitable for most skin types and involves minimal downtime.


Known for its multi-step process, the Hydrafacial offers skin discoloration treatment through cleansing, exfoliating, and extraction. These steps are done while simultaneously delivering enriching serums. This facial treatment lightens hyperpigmented patches and enhances hydration, which can improve overall skin texture and tone. You can also add special brightening boosters to the treatment to give your skin a more pronounced glow. 

IPL Photofacials

IPL photofacials use intense pulsed light to penetrate the skin, targeting the underlying causes of hyperpigmentation. This hyperpigmentation treatment is effective for reducing the appearance of age spots, sun damage, and rosacea, as it helps to break down melanin accumulations and diminish redness. Its non-invasive nature and ability to treat large areas of skin make it a popular choice among patients looking for a balance of efficacy and recovery time.


Microdermabrasion is a mechanical exfoliation technique that removes the upper layers of dead and damaged skin cells to reveal fresher, lighter skin underneath. Using a spray of microcrystals, this treatment reduces hyperpigmentation and stimulates the skin to regenerate more healthy cells. It is well-suited for those seeking to enhance their skin’s texture and tone without chemical or laser treatments.


DiamondGlow is a skin resurfacing technology that combines exfoliation with the targeted infusion of therapeutic serums. Designed specifically for dark spot removal, it addresses melanin-induced discolorations and also improves overall skin clarity. With each treatment, skin appears brighter and more even-toned.

Clear + Brilliant®

The Clear + Brilliant system is renowned for its laser skin rejuvenation capabilities, which include the refinement of skin texture and the reduction of pore appearance. As a mild hyperpigmentation treatment, it is particularly useful for those looking to prevent and control the early signs of aging and maintain youthful, radiant skin. The Clear and Brilliant laser works by creating thousands of tiny treatment zones in the upper layers of skin, which replaces damaged skin with healthy, treated tissue.

Morpheus8 RF Microneedling

Morpheus8 combines microneedling with radiofrequency to deeply rejuvenate the skin by stimulating collagen production. This advanced hyperpigmentation laser treatment reduces the appearance of scars and sun damage by remodeling the skin and underlying fat. It is particularly effective for those who wish to achieve firmer, smoother skin alongside pigment correction.

CO2 Laser Treatments

The CO2 laser is a powerful laser therapy for dark spots that uses a concentrated beam of light to vaporize scarred, wrinkled, or otherwise damaged skin. By removing the outer layers of damaged skin, the CO2 laser promotes the growth of healthy new skin cells and improves skin texture and tone. This treatment is ideal for patients with deeper facial lines and significant hyperpigmentation, offering dramatic improvements.

Which Hyperpigmentation Treatment Is Right for You?

Choosing the correct hyperpigmentation treatment depends largely on the type of hyperpigmentation you have, your skin type, and your overall skin health. Certain treatments might be suitable for widespread discoloration, while others could be better for localized dark spots. A consultation with us can provide guidance and allow for the selection of a treatment that aligns with your skin’s needs and your aesthetic goals.

Tips for Preventing Additional Hyperpigmentation

To minimize the risk of new dark spot removal, protecting your skin from the sun is fundamental. Applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily, wearing protective clothing, and seeking shade during peak sunlight hours can reduce UV exposure, which is a major contributor to hyperpigmentation. Incorporating antioxidants like vitamin C into your skincare routine can also help combat free radical damage and support skin health, potentially preventing future discoloration.

Find the Right Professional Hyperpigmentation Treatment With a Consultation 

For over two decades, serving the Las Vegas/Henderson Metropolitan area, we have established ourselves as leaders in hyperpigmentation treatments. At Advanced Aesthetics, we are guided by Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons Dr. Tracy Hankins and Dr. Samuel Sohn and are dedicated to delivering effective solutions for various forms of skin discoloration. With our extensive experience and competitive pricing, we offer high-quality care and great value. To explore how we can assist you in achieving a clearer, more even skin tone, please contact us online or call us at (702) 838-4644.

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