Hyperpigmentation—patches that are darker in color than the normal, surrounding skin—is a common  imperfection patients deal with after spending time in the sun during the summer months. “Hyper” means “over” or “more,” while “pigmentation” is a term referring to the color of the skin, which is determined by melanin, a type of pigment produced by melanocytes. When these pigment-producing cells are damaged or unhealthy, increased production of melanin can occur. The most common types of hyperpigmentation include melasma (which is linked to hormonal changes and exposure to the sun), sunspots (due to excess sun exposure), and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (resulting from inflammation or injuries). Age/sunspots are often referred to as “liver” spots and are found on the backs of the hands and face. Patients frequently seek out cosmetic procedures to reduce these unwanted pigmented lesions. If you’re wondering, “Does microdermabrasion remove brown spots?” our Newtown Square and Bryn Mawr-area team at Cirillo Cosmetic Dermatology Spa believes that this technique can be very effective at restoring clearer, more even skin tone and texture for those who are bothered by these uneven pigmentations.

If you’re searching for a more powerful tool to rejuvenate your skin when skin creams aren’t doing the trick, microdermabrasion may be exactly what you need. This is a minimally invasive in-office cosmetic treatment that involves gentle exfoliation. Dead skin and impurities are loosened and suctioned away.

By removing this debris along with the top layer of skin, you can enjoy a smoother, brighter, and more even complexion with fewer fine lines and deeply cleaned pores. Another major benefit to this treatment is that it minimizes dark spots such as age/sunspots, post-acne dark marks that appear after pimples have healed, and melasma. By removing debris from the pores, microdermabrasion allows better penetration of skincare products, allowing them to work more effectively.

A series of microdermabrasion treatments can help you maximize your results of maintaining even skin tone and texture. Microdermabrasion is ideal for any skin type.

Our team at Cirillo Cosmetic Dermatology Spa in Bryn Mawr can explain more about how this procedure benefits your skin. Call us at 610.525.5029 or BOOK ONLINE for a consultation if you are ready to learn more.

Victoria A. Cirillo-Hyland