Skin Tone Improvement
What Is Uneven Skin Tone and What Improves It?
We see models and people on tv with flawless, uniform skin tones all the time, but most of us don’t roll out of bed in the morning with perfectly even skin tone. We have blotches, spots, and other imperfections that keep us going back to foundation and cover-up. There has to be a better way, though, right? How do celebrities do it?
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Well, they don’t have perfect genetics or a miracle pill. They use aesthetic treatments that treat their various skin concerns. Not just for wrinkles and acne, either. With advanced laser treatments like those offered at Meg & Co., you can have the silky, even, unblemished skin you want and many have already achieved using regular maintenance care.
Both Hyperpigmentation (excessive melanin leading to dark spots or areas on your skin) and Hypopigmentation (inadequate melanin leading to light patches on your skin) can be treated with the advanced medical-grade lasers at Meg & Co.
What Causes Uneven Skin Tone?
There are many factors that affect the condition of your skin. Many of these factors, unfortunately, are outside of your direct control or arise as a consequence of the necessities of daily life. Some of these factors include the following.
- The Genetics you’re born with
- Pollution that affects your skin
- Hormone imbalances (sometimes caused by menstrual cycles or pregnancy)
- Excessive sun exposure resulting in sunspots
Of these factors, the only one you can easily control is sun exposure. Avoiding excessive sun exposure by limiting your time in direct sunlight, using protective clothing, such as a sun hat, and/or using sunscreen to block UV light that can damage skin cells (and even DNA) is essential skincare. However, this only affects one factor, and your genetics, the pollution where you live, and your body’s hormone are all significantly more difficult to change. This is why Meg & Co. offers advanced treatments for skin tone rather than focusing on preventative care.
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Treating skin tone is largely a matter of managing melanin distribution in the skin. This means that if we can break up areas of hyperpigmentation (excessive melanin concentration) or stimulate melanin production in areas of hypopigmentation (inadequate melanin concentration), we can achieve even skin tone and fewer blemishes overall. Let’s explore how this can be achieved.
Laser Skin Treatment
The LaseMD Ultra system is a highly tunable laser treatment option that resurfaces your skin, evening out your skin tone by stimulating melanin production where needed and breaking up melanin buildup where it’s excessive.
Carbon Laser Facial
Our Carbon Laser Facial treatment is a fast, powerful aesthetic treatment favored by the Hollywood elite to give them a perfect complexion for big events and appearances. It helps even out the pigmentation of your skin in just one session and gives you a Hollywood glow.
Radio Frequency microneedling is a high-tech treatment method that stimulates rapid regeneration in the skin. This not only increases collagen and tightens the skin, but it also helps to even out the pigmentation of the skin. For best results, we suggest pairing this with a complimentary cleansing treatment such as a Hydrafacial or Cabon Laser Facial.
All laser treatments require some steps to protect your skin after the treatment, using either sunblocking clothing or sunscreen lotion to prevent damage from sunlight for two weeks. Otherwise, there’s very little risk to these treatments, but check in with your technician about any sensitivities or allergies you may have to be safe.
To get the best results, we suggest using a combination of different applicable treatments. It may also be helpful to consult with your technician on which treatment or combination of treatments will be best for your skin type and needs.
What is uneven skin tone?
Uneven skin tone is a general description for any hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation you might experience. It can be caused by all kinds of different factors, such as scars, hormone imbalances, excess sun exposure, and more. Regardless of the cause, Meg & Co. has the treatments available to reduce or eliminate it.
What’s the fastest way to reverse uneven skin tone?
While there are several ways to go about evening out your skin tone, the fastest results can generally be seen with laser-based therapies. Most clients will see results after just one treatment, with even better results from subsequent treatments.
How long does it take to improve skin tone?
Improving skin tone can be accomplished with a single treatment, though most clients find that getting the final results they’re looking for typically takes anywhere from 3 to 5 treatments over the course of several months.