How We Treat Uneven Skin Tone

Uneven skin tone can be addressed using a combination of skincare products and professional treatments. Some of our best options include chemical peels and laser treatments to target pigmentation and generate new, healthy skin cells. During an appointment, your dermatologist will create the ideal treatment package for you for clear, even skin.

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To learn more about your options for uneven skin tone, we invite you to meet with our team of dermatologists and skincare experts. Get started by calling our office or booking online.

Even if your skin is youthful and firm, uneven skin tone can make it look aged. Hyperpigmentation and dark spots can have a variety of different causes, and can be frustrating when they do not improve with your at-home regimen. At its most basic, hyperpigmentation is simply an overproduction of melanin, or the pigment in your skin that is responsible for producing its natural color. Although you can sometimes get  results with skincare products, professional skincare treatments are one of the best ways to reduce pigmentation and achieve clear, even skin. During an appointment, our board certified dermatologists can recommend your best options for hyperpigmentation treatment.

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Characteristics of Uneven Skin Tone

  • Sunspots
  • Dark patches
  • Pigmentation
  • Pigmented scars

Uneven skin tone can look different for everyone, so it’s important to discuss your options with your dermatologist who can ensure your skin is healthy and clear with the right treatments. The best way to prevent uneven skin tone is by using SPF daily along with brightening ingredients in your skincare regimen. During a consultation, our dermatologists can help you create the right product and treatment package for you using our best options.

What Causes Uneven Skin Tone?

There are a few different factors that can cause pigmentation. These include:

  • Sun exposure: Over time, UV rays can cause sun damage in the form of brown spots and uneven tone. This happens because your skin develops too much melanin to protect it from more damage.
  • Hormones: Melasma is a condition that arises because of hormone stimulation and is a common occurrence during pregnancy or when using hormonal birth control. 
  • Pollution: Pollutants in the air and environmental damage are known to cause the formation of brown spots and pigmentation on the skin.
  • Scarring: After an injury or acne breakout, the skin can darken as it heals.
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