Facial Pigment Clearance Specialist

Family Health Care Aesthetics

Aesthetic Specialists located in Boise, ID

Facial pigment changes, such as the appearance of sun spots, ages spots, freckles, or acne scars, can give your skin an uneven tone and make you look old. With facial pigment clearance, you can quickly and painlessly remove unwanted skin pigmentation irregularities, leaving you with a smoother, more youthful appearance. Let the professionals at Family Health Care Aesthetics in Boise, Idaho give your face new life: Call or click to book your appointment today.

Facial Pigment Clearance Q&A

Family Health Care Aesthetics

What causes a facial pigment issue?

Pigment refers to the coloration of your skin, and your skin gets its color from a pigment called melanin.

When patches of skin become darker than the normal surrounding skin color, it’s called hyperpigmentation. This darkening occurs when an excess of melanin forms deposits in your skin.

Hyperpigmentation can affect anyone of any skin tone. The most common, and usually harmless, forms of hyperpigmentation include:

  • Age spots or “liver spots”
  • Sun spots
  • Freckles
  • Melasma spots
  • Acne Scars

Age spots and sun spots are both the result of sun exposure, while freckles are an inherited condition. However, age spots, sun spots, and freckles all become darker and more pronounced when your skin is exposed to the sun.

Melasma spots are larger areas of darkened skin that are often the result of hormonal changes, like those experienced during pregnancy.

Family Health Care Aesthetics offers treatment for these common skin conditions with facial pigment clearance.

How does facial pigment clearance work?

During a facial pigment clearance treatment, your specialist at Family Health Care Aesthetics uses the ICON™ laser to revitalize your skin’s surface. The laser emits pulses of light energy to your skin, which the unwanted pigment absorbs. The laser can work on a small targeted area, or on your entire face.

The ICON laser is the only laser treatment option with an FDA-cleared melanin reader, which determines the density of your melanin before treatment. That allows your specialist to customize the treatment for your specific skin tone and ensures that the treatment does not cause discoloration or scarring.

What can I expect during and after treatment?

Facial pigment clearance treatment takes only a few minutes, and most men and women feel only minimal discomfort. There’s no downtime, so you can return to work or your regular activities right away.

After treatment, the targeted pigment temporarily appears slightly darker than usual. Over the following weeks, the spots continue to darken before ultimately flaking off.  

Some pigmentation issues resolve after just one treatment. However, you may need additional treatments depending on the condition of your skin.

If your age spots, sun spots, freckles, or other skin pigmentation irregularities cause you to be self-conscious or make you look old, consider laser facial pigment clearance at Family Health Care Aesthetics in Boise, Idaho. Call or make an appointment online and find out how the experienced team can give you an even, youthful complexion.