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Hyperpigmentation Treatment: Achieve Even, Radiant Skin

At Balanced Skin Dermatology and Aesthetics in Newport Beach, our board-certified dermatologists specialize in the effective treatment of hyperpigmentation, helping you achieve a more even, radiant complexion. If you struggle with dark spots, age spots, or melasma, our skilled team offers advanced solutions to help you regain your confidence and love your skin again.

Understanding Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is a common skin concern characterized by patches of skin that appear darker than the surrounding area. This darkening occurs when the skin produces excess melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color. The main types of hyperpigmentation include:

  • Age spots or sun spots: Small, dark patches that appear on sun-exposed areas like the face, hands, and chest
  • Melasma: Larger patches of darkened skin, often triggered by hormonal changes or sun exposure
  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH): Dark spots that appear after an injury or inflammation, such as acne or eczema

While hyperpigmentation is generally harmless, it can be a significant cosmetic concern that impacts self-esteem and confidence. If you find that dark spots or uneven skin tone are affecting your quality of life, it's time to consult with a board-certified dermatologist.

Hyperpigmentation Treatment Options

At Balanced Skin Dermatology and Aesthetics, we offer a range of advanced treatment options for hyperpigmentation, tailored to your individual skin type, concerns, and goals. These treatments include:

Topical Medications

We may recommend prescription-strength topical medications containing ingredients like hydroquinone, tretinoin, or kojic acid. These products work by inhibiting melanin production and promoting cell turnover, gradually fading dark spots and evening out skin tone.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels involve applying a customized solution to the skin to exfoliate and remove damaged, pigmented cells. We offer a range of peel strengths and formulations to address hyperpigmentation, from gentle superficial peels to more intensive medium-depth peels.


Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that uses fine needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin, stimulating collagen production and cell renewal. When combined with topical treatments or platelet-rich plasma (PRP), microneedling can effectively improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation and promote a more even, radiant complexion.

Laser Treatments

Our state-of-the-art laser treatments, such as PicoSure Pro, target hyperpigmentation at the source, breaking down excess melanin and promoting the growth of new, evenly pigmented skin cells. PicoSure Pro is safe for treating dark spots or hyperpigmentation in all skin tones, including darker skin. These non-invasive treatments offer minimal downtime and can provide significant improvement in the appearance of dark spots and uneven skin tone.

Our experienced dermatologists will assess your skin and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan based on your individual needs, skin type, and desired results.

What to Expect During and After Your Treatment

The treatment experience for hyperpigmentation varies depending on the specific therapy chosen. Topical medications are typically applied at home, while chemical peels, microneedling, and laser treatments are performed in our office by our skilled dermatologists and aestheticians.

Most patients tolerate these treatments well, with minimal discomfort or downtime. Some temporary side effects, such as mild redness, swelling, or flaking, may occur but typically resolve quickly. Our team will provide detailed aftercare instructions, including the use of broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect your skin and maintain your results.

While some improvement may be noticeable after a single treatment, most patients require a series of treatments to achieve optimal results. We will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan and schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and ensure your satisfaction.

Why Choose Balanced Skin Dermatology and Aesthetics for Hyperpigmentation Treatment?

At Balanced Skin Dermatology and Aesthetics, our board-certified dermatologists have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating hyperpigmentation using the most advanced, evidence-based techniques. We prioritize your safety, comfort, and satisfaction throughout your treatment journey.

Our state-of-the-art facility in Newport Beach offers a welcoming, compassionate environment where you can feel confident in the care you receive. We understand that hyperpigmentation can be a frustrating and emotionally challenging concern, which is why we take a personalized approach to your treatment, ensuring that you feel heard, supported, and empowered every step of the way.

Schedule Your Hyperpigmentation Consultation Today

If you are struggling with dark spots, age spots, melasma, or uneven skin tone, don't wait to seek expert care. Schedule your consultation with our experienced dermatologists at Balanced Skin Dermatology and Aesthetics in Newport Beach today.

Contact us to book your appointment and take the first step towards a more even, radiant, and confident complexion. We look forward to providing you with the highest quality care and support on your journey to achieving your best skin yet.