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Posts Tagged ‘hyperpigmentation’

A Helping Hand With Preventing and Treating Dark Spots

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Whether you’re working outside, enjoying the beach, or simply driving on the daily commute, your hands are the one part of your body that is almost consistently getting sun exposure– and that can lead to dark spots. In this Weekly Dose of Beauty, you’ll get the tips you need to prevent those dark spots from popping up, and for treating them if they’ve already made a grand appearance.

Getting in Shape with Better Skin

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Working out is a great way to better health, including healthy skin– right? Not necessarily! It turns out, while working out does provide some benefits to your skin, it can also cause a number of skin problems. Find out what they are and how to treat them in this Weekly Dose of Beauty.

The Startling Connection Between Your Workout and Your Skin: http://www.byrdie.com/exercise-for-glowing-skin/

Let’s Get This Off Our Chests: Décolleté Discoloration

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Do sunspots and other hyperpigmentation along the neck, collar bone and upper chest prevent you from wearing those spring and summer styles? There are a number of treatments we offer to help you discover clearer, younger-looking skin in this sensitive area. And– wouldn’t you know it?– all of them happen to be detailed in this Weekly Dose of Beauty article:

  • How To Get a Spot Free Décolleté: https://www.newbeauty.com/hottopic/blogpost/10706-anti-aging-tips-for-your-chest/

Contact us today for a consultation to find out which treatment might be right for you.

An Illuminating Look at Sunscreen-Free Skin

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016


How does sunscreen work and what happens to our skin in the sun when we don’t apply it? The video evidence is in this Weekly Dose of Beauty! Check out the video below and see, through the power of skin imaging, what skin looks like when it’s unprotected and exposed to the sun.

You may never want to go sunscreen-free again!

Say Goodbye to Hyperpigmentation

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

photo_zo_medicalDon’t be afraid of the dark… In this Weekly Dose of Beauty find out how hyperpigmentation can be treated. We offer many options at our office to help. Contact us today!

Illuminating What Intense Pulsed Light Can Do for Anti-Aging

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015


In our latest Weekly Dose of Beauty, find out what IPL– Intense Pulsed Light– can do for skin discoloration, sun damage, rosacea, acne, broken capillaries and unwanted hair. Check out this enlightening article from New Beauty:

And for those interested, our practice does offer IPL treatments. Contact us today for your complimentary consultation.

Spot-on Treatments for Summer Hyperpigmentation

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
hyperpigmentationphotoFall has arrived and for most of us, that means a return to our regular schedules, far from the leisure of summer vacations, sun-filled weekends outdoors and barbecues in the backyard. But what if all of that time outdoors has led to some skin damage and hyperpigmentation or sun spots? No problem. Now is the perfect time to start planning for a healthier, more even skintone.
According to the September 2012 edition of Elle magazine, while Americans are already very devoted to moisturizers and collagen-boosting serums, our demand for brown spot lightening is steadily on the rise. Part of this growing interest may be the result of 2006 study indicating hyperpigmentation can impact a woman’s perceived age by up to twenty years.
According to Dr. McCafferty, some brown spots can be faded with at-home treatment, while others require a visit to a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Prescription hydroquinone 4% cream is considered the gold standard for skin lightening and is available in our office. Intense Pulse Light Laser treatments, another treatment we provide, can also be effective to fade hyperpigmented areas.
Of course, the number one weapon in the battle for even-toned and spot-free skin is daily sunscreen (SPF 30 or more) with reapplication every two hours.
To learn more about how you can enjoy clearer, more even skin, contact us today for your personal consultation.

What is Fraxel and How Does It work? New video!

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Watch our new video as Dr. McCafferty explains the benefits, common treatment areas, and typical treatment process involved with Fraxel laser skin resurfacing.

Fast, Phenomenal Fraxel

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Whether it’s acne scarring, dark spots, sun damage or general skin rejuvenation, the Fraxel skin resurfacing tool is one of today’s most versatile ways to improve skin with little to no downtime.

What is a Fraxel, Anyway?

Fraxel is a type of laser that treats the depths of the skin— the place where aging, pigmentation issues, and acne scarring can occur—all without injuring the skin’s surface.

While traditional carbon dioxide laser skin treatments can be effective but quite painful— often requiring intensive creams and over a week to heal— a Fraxel treatment has few side effects. With Fraxel, patients experience a light pinkness to the skin, similar to a slight sunburn. There may also be a small amount of swelling. But both swelling and pinkness subside in about a day, making it an excellent treatment choice for a busy lifestyle.

The Right Candidate for Fraxel
Your skin is unique to you, and that’s why it’s very important to consult with a licensed professional about Fraxel and any other skin resurfacing options you may be considering.

Here at the offices of Dr. Leo McCafferty, we will:

  • Work to understand your medical history
  • Perform a physical examination of the skin
  • Consult with you about your lifestyle and needs
  • Discuss all the available options to meet your skincare goals, including Fraxel

It’s important to remember, Fraxel is just one skin resurfacing treatment available in our offices. These treatments can vary in intensity, from topical creams and lotions, or light chemical peels with almost no downtime, to more powerful and involved options. If Fraxel isn’t the right option for you, we will tell you and suggest appropriate alternative solutions.

But when performed on the right candidate and done by a licensed professional, Fraxel can be a very safe and effective treatment for common skincare concerns.

How to Prepare for Fraxel

Patients planning to undergo Fraxel treatment should limit exposure to the sun, particularly if your skin tends toward hyper-pigmentation (darkening of the skin). If skin does show hyper-pigmentation, we may prepare it with carefully-selected creams and lotions before and after Fraxel treatments.

You may also need to avoid certain make-ups and creams directly before and after Fraxel treatment. A personalized evaluation will help us determine the right preparation tactics for you. Just bring your products with you, and we’ll analyze them, to help you get the best results.

Making the Right Choice for Your Skin
Fraxel is a successful treatment for acne scarring, discoloration and other skin problems, offering little to no downtime. But Fraxel is just one of many treatments available. There’s no better way to find out whether Fraxel is the ideal one for you, than by having a medical consultation. We’ll help you get the results you’re looking for—safely—all through a personalized skincare program.

Contact us for your private consultation today!