Have you started to notice splotches of darker pigment on your skin? That dreaded mark of aging and skin damage? Yeah, we’ve been there, and that’s when you want to find the absolute best anti-aging treatments in Toledo to suit your specific pigmentation concerns.
The best treatments for anti-aging come from the best aesthetic providers, like the team at Blush Aesthetics in Perrysburg. We utilize state-of-the-art imaging technology to assess your skin’s condition. This provides us with advanced knowledge of both surface and subsurface issues impacting your skin.
In particular, we can separate the unique color signatures of red and brown skin components in order to conquer conditions like hyperpigmentation and brown spots.
Why does skin develop brown spots?
A brown spot by any other name (like age spot, liver spot, dark spot) is simply hyperpigmentation caused by overactive production of melanin. Exposure to ultraviolet light (UV) accelerates the production of melanin and, while it might first show up as a tan, over time that turns into splotches of hyperpigmentation. We also refer to this as photoaging, which just means the spots and wrinkles are premature aging directly caused by repeated UV exposure.
We could get into the science of how UV damage causes oxidative stress on your melanocytes (the mature melanin-producing cells), but you’re probably here because you want to know how to get rid of your brown spots, not because you want to write a paper on them 😉
What type of treatments reverse brown spots?
The keys to reversing age spots are often rooted in reminding your skin how to make collagen the way it did when you were younger. It may seem like magic, but it just comes down to more of that ✨science ✨ stuff we mentioned earlier.
The advanced laser and light technologies we use penetrate into your skin’s deeper layers to deliver restorative energy. While UV light damages your skin from the inside out (and from the outside in), we configure laser facials to precisely trigger your skin to heal without damaging it further.
The specialized energies stimulate collagen production and cell turnover, so over time you’ll see a fresh, healthy, and even complexion. Once you’ve got that baby fresh skin, you have a brand new opportunity to actually prevent those spots from showing up again.
With diligent sun protection and the use of quality, medical-grade skincare products, your anti-aging treatment results can last for far longer than you may expect.
Other modalities for fading brown spots actually target and destroy pigmentation, such as light therapy that we customize to treat specific unwanted colors within the skin.
Light therapy anti-aging treatments for pigmentation
Laser therapy and light therapy are both types of anti-aging treatments that are particularly effective against hyperpigmentation. For light therapy we love the BBL HERO photofacial. BBL stands for broadband light, an advanced form of IPL (intense pulsed light), and allows for access to more of the light spectrum.
For those interested in more intense results without the downtime of a laser facial, BBL HERO may be what we recommend for your treatment. HERO stands for High Energy Rapid Output. This means you get incredibly fast treatment time with better results. We treat the face and large areas of the back, arms, and legs in just a few minutes!
BBL deposits pulses of light energy to heat the upper layers of your skin. The light targets fine, broken vessels that cause redness, as well as pigmentation. A sapphire with built-in cooling technology and thermoelectric sensors adjusts the treatment to maintain optimal skin temperature.
BBL HERO treatments can be customized to treat a variety of skin issues, including:
- Rosacea and redness
- Sun spots
- Age spots
- Wrinkles or fine lines
- Sagging skin
In addition to effectively fading the look of brown spots, BBL makes for a great “maintenance” treatment; it’s comfortable and has no downtime while providing stellar results. We often recommend clients come in for maintenance treatments anywhere from every three months to every year.
Laser therapy anti-aging treatments for pigmentation
The main difference between laser and light therapy is access to the spectrum of light. Lasers use one specific wavelength of light to deeply penetrate into the layers of the skin to a fixed depth. BBL can be customized to penetrate a variety of depths within your skin’s layers.
The fixed depth lasers penetrate is typically much deeper, however, than broadband light reaches. Laser facials typically fall into the resurfacing category, which improves tone and texture of the skin while still effectively reducing the appearance of brown spots and facial redness.
We love using the Halo laser resurfacing treatment to wipe away the effects of aging and restore your youthful, confidence-boosting skin. Halo is the world’s first Hybrid Fractional Laser (HFL) which is capable of administering ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to the same microscopic treatment zone.
Laser facials are typically going to be one of three varieties:
Ablative laser treatments: The most intense laser peel available. Ablative lasers treat thin layers of skin, like a deep chemical peel or dermabrasion, with a precision that allows the technician to reduce skin damage. They are best for firming skin and treating wrinkles and acne scars.
Non-Ablative laser treatments: Gentler, progressive results. Non-ablative lasers do not remove any skin—the light simply causes micro-damage to the skin to encourage natural skin healing. These facials are great for addressing fine lines and wrinkles on patients who are willing to wait 2 to 3 months for strong results.
Fractional laser treatments: Fractional laser treatments, like Halo, are the effective combination of both ablative and non-ablative lasers. Fractional lasers create small holes in the deeper layers of the skin to trigger and enhance skin healing. The skin’s self-healing process creates tighter, firmer, and healthier skin. We also perform fractional laser treatments to treat fine lines, acne scarring, sun damage, and pigmentation issues.
During a Halo laser treatment in Toledo, we apply tunable non-ablative and ablative wavelengths simultaneously to achieve great results with minimal downtime.
The epidermis (outermost of the skin’s three layers) heals quickly after Halo treatments because the dermis (middle layer of skin) remains intact. This well-established treatment minimizes aged tissue with less thermal injury so you can get back to your life sooner.
As we discussed above, the Halo is a hybrid fractional laser that works both below the skin as well as on the surface. This improves wrinkles, scars, texture, rosacea, acne, dullness, and skin laxity—wow! You truly can’t go wrong with a Halo laser facial from our specialists at Blush!
In addition to integrated cooling, with Halo we have the flexibility to completely turn off the ablation for those who want the very simplest laser treatment. Non-ablative and ablative laser wavelengths can be delivered at the same time or one or the other can be disabled, making a variety of depths and density coverage possible.
The best anti-aging treatment combinations
With our expertise, the team at Blush can pair together an impressive assortment of med spa treatments. There are so many things we can pair up to help you look younger. As you’ll learn during your consultation, you’ll almost always need a combination of anti-aging treatments over a series of appointments.
Our job is combining therapies for the most effective treatment. This means performing treatments in an order that enhances results, and ensuring every appointment includes something to stimulate collagen production.
Targeted versus resurfacing treatments
Targeted treatment might sound like we’re targeting a certain area of your skin, but we actually target specific colors in your skin. Whether it’s brown spots, red pigmentation, blood vessels, or other hyperpigmentation concerns, we target the treatment to address those colors even across your full face.
We use different modalities to target specific pigments. These options may be presented together or separate based on your concerns. Combining these treatments gives you better results. Both for pigment, texture concerns, blood vessels, scars, anything like that. It will optimize your results and it might help them last longer. Results are optimal in a package.
Patients come to us with different concerns based on age range. Younger get targeted and resurfacing for acne scars. Older skin gets wrinkles, laxity, sun damage. We have options for different treatments for different concerns, and often age is a factor.
Discover the best anti-aging treatments in Toledo
We don’t attract patients from all around the globe for nothing! Blush Aesthetics is the premier dermatology med spa for all northwest Ohio and southeastern Michigan because we provide the best treatments and service. Our medical providers are thrilled to offer customized anti-aging treatment plans to help you reach your goals!
Use our virtual consultation tool now to see if these treatments could help you, or, for a one-one-one personal consultation with one of our specialists, book online for a time that fits your schedule.
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