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The primary cause of declining skin health and appearance, including the development of various skin spots, is sunlight and UV ray exposure throughout your lifetime. Despite dark spots not posing any threat to an individual’s physical health in most cases, some people find the presence of these blemishes distressing or even embarrassing. If you have areas of hyperpigmentation on your skin, you might benefit from laser skin treatments such as Lumecca or  PicoSure to lessen or remove their appearance.

Dark spot removal in Indiana can provide a brighter, more even complexion that restores a youthful glow and revitalizes self-confidence. Contact the Centre Yourself medical spa today to let our board-certified plastic surgeons and highly trained medical staff provide you with a personalized treatment plan.

How Dark Spots Form and Worsen Over Time

Dark spots are typically the result of an excess production of melanin – the substance responsible for skin pigmentation – due to sun exposure. Common types of skin spots include:

  • Freckles
  • Age spots
  • Grey-brown facial patches known as melasma
  • Birthmarks

Dark spot removal treatments in Indiana work by utilizing a specialized skin laser to break up excess pigment particles, allowing the body to filtrate and remove them naturally over time. As an added benefit, laser treatments stimulate the growth of new, healthy collagen proteins during the healing process, helping reduce signs of fine lines and wrinkles. It is important to note that while most dark spots are harmless, certain skin cancers can also appear initially as small lesions, and any new suspicious blemishes should be evaluated by a medical professional.

PicoSure Laser Treatments for Removing Dark Spots

PicoSure is an advanced tool used for skin rejuvenation and the removal of hyperpigmentation and tattoos. The state-of-the-art nonablative laser delivers short precise bursts of energy to targeted skin areas quicker and more thoroughly than other laser options for skin spot removal in Indiana. Unlike other standard lasers for skin treatments, including the Q-switched laser, PicoSure lasers do not pose the risk of skin damage and additional hyperpigmentation to patients with darker skin tones.

Most patients need three to four PicoSure skin spot removal treatments for smaller areas, while more prominent areas may require additional sessions. However, this procedure requires no downtime, and most individuals can go about their day as usual afterward. Depending upon the treatment area size, skin spot removal can take as little as five to ten minutes, and results are often noticeable after one session. The ideal time between visits is typically four to six weeks but varies according to skin spot severity and individual healing rate.

Reach Out to The Centre, P.C. for Information on Dark Spot Removal Treatments in Indiana

If you want to permanently remove hyperpigmentation such as freckles, age spots, melasma, or birthmarks, one of the best treatment options is dark spot removal in Indiana. Whether your blemishes are the result of the aging process, a skin condition, or simply an inherited trait you were born with, our qualified plastic surgeons can help you lessen their appearance to reveal brighter, more even skin.

Let us help you take the first step towards looking and feeling your best. Contact The Centre, P.C. today to schedule a private consultation or to learn more about the other customized treatment services we provide at our plastic surgery practice and medical spa.

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Dr. Downs
Dr. Downs

Ronald K. Downs, M.D., F.A.C.S. founded The Centre, P.C. in Elkhart, Indiana in 1992. He is an active member in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Downs is also a member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, The American Medical Association, The Ohio Valley Plastic Surgery Society, The Rush Surgical Society, and The Indiana State Medical Association where he serves on the board of directors and has served as the president from 2003 to 2004.

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Dr. Macias

Dr. Macias completed her plastic and reconstructive surgery residency training at Spectrum Health/Michigan State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is currently Board-Eligible with the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

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Dr. Viscardi
Dr. Viscardi

Patrick J. Viscardi, M.D. has been part of the surgical team at The Centre, P.C. since 1998. Dr. Viscardi graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, as a summa cum laude. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Rochester in New York. Dr. Viscardi completed his internship and general surgery residency at the University of Louisville, where he served as chief resident from 1994 to 1995.

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