Pigmentation Specialist

The Spa at Mount Dora

Med Spa located in Mount Dora, FL

You might feel that birthmarks, sunspots, freckles, and other areas of pigmentation detract from your appearance, affecting your self-confidence when you’re out and about. If you’re looking for safe, effective ways to reduce pigmented skin, The Spa at Mount Dora in Mount Dora, Florida, has state-of-the-art technologies such as PicoSure® and Icon™ that can minimize and even remove pigmented marks from your skin. Call The Spa at Mount Dora today to find out more, or book an appointment online.

Pigmentation Q & A

What is pigmentation?

Pigmentation is the color of your skin, which, although it varies in shade between different people, is normally fairly even across the body. However, some people have patches of discoloration on their skin where the skin color changes, sometimes quite dramatically.

There are several reasons why you might have pigmentation changes and skin discoloration. Some causes of pigmentation in the skin are inherited, while others develop due to disease or environmental factors such as sun exposure.

What types of pigmentation are there?

The most common types of unwanted pigmentation are age spots, sun damage, and freckles. These brown spots vary in shade and size, and often develop after prolonged exposure to the sun, particularly as you age.

The next most common type of pigmentation on the skin is birthmarks. Birthmarks are patches of differently colored skin that are present when a baby is born or appear shortly afterward. Most are harmless, but a doctor should always check your baby’s birthmark to be sure. Birthmarks are most often flat and smooth, and there are several different types:

  • Mongolian spots
  • Cafe-au-lait spots
  • Moles or congenital nevi
  • Macular stains
  • Angel’s kisses
  • Stork bites
  • Port-wine stains

These birthmarks aren’t usually anything to worry about and don’t cause any problems, but you should always monitor them for changes and report any to your doctor.

You can also develop areas of pigmentation when your skin is subject to trauma and scarring, where the new tissue grows back a different color to the original skin.

How can I get rid of age spots and other areas of pigmentation?

There are several possible therapies for removing age spots, birthmarks, and areas of pigmentation when they’re affecting your life. Therapies that can help remove areas of pigmentation include:

  • Cryotherapy (freezing)
  • Dermabrasion
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Thermal laser

At The Spa at Mount Dora, the team uses the PicoSure laser aesthetics station to treat pigmented lesions, which works by causing the pigment in the lesion to break down and disperse using multiple, tiny vibrations. Your practitioner can also use the Icon laser to treat age spots and sunspots.

Whether you want to remove blemishes for cosmetic reasons, or you wish to have areas of pigmentation checked over, call The Spa at Mount Dora today, or book an appointment online.