Do you suffer from hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation in skin is caused by an increase in melanin, the substance in the body that is responsible for color (pigment). Certain conditions, such as pregnancy or Addison’s disease (decreased function of the adrenal gland), may cause a greater production of melanin and hyperpigmentation. Exposure to sunlight is a major cause of hyperpigmentaion, and will darken already hyperpigmented areas.

Hyperpigmentation can also be caused by various drugs, including some antibiotics, antiarrhythmics, and antimalarial drugs.

Melasma

An example of hyperpigmentation is melasma (also known as chloasma). This condition is characterized by tan or brown patches, most commonly on the face. Melasma can occur in pregnant women and is often called the “mask of pregnancy;” however, men can also develop this condition. Melasma frequently goes away after pregnancy. It can also be treated with certain prescription creams (such as hydroquinone).

If you have melasma, try to limit your exposure to sunlight, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., when the sun’s rays are most intense. Wear a broad-brimmed hat and use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher at all times, because sunlight will worsen your condition. Sunscreens containing zinc oxide or titanium dioxide are also helpful.

Treatments offered at Rajeunir Medical Spa:

  • Chemical Peel

    Rejuvenate Your Skin with Rajeunir’s IPL Chemical Peel

    The Rajeunir Medical Spa peel is light IPL chemical peel that revitalizes photo-damaged and sensitive skin, helps improve problematic skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines. These peels are appropriate for multiple applications and as a companion treatment for IPL™ Photo Facials and Microdermabrasion. By combining scientifically proven ingredients at the highest acid concentrations and the lowest pH allowable, the Rajeunir Medical Spa IPL chemical peel accelerates the cell renewal process, stimulates collagen synthesis, and gives you overall skin rejuvenation.

  • Fractional Skin Resurfacing

    Restore your Skin’s Natural Beauty with Fractional Skin Resurfacing

    Nothing is as beautiful as soft, smooth, healthy skin. Unfortunately, our skin is subject to numerous factors that leave it less than perfect. Time, heredity, and gravity all do their part to create fine lines and wrinkles, especially around the mouth and eyes. Scarring associated with acne or other injury may also play a part. Rajeunir Medical Spa continues to use industry-leading technology. Fractional Non-Ablative Skin Resurfacing is the only method of skin resurfacing that offers excellent results with no downtime. Fractional Skin Resurfacing treatments deliver focused “microbeams” of heat that penetrate deep into the dermis for the most effective and longest lasting results possible. The heated tissue starts a natural healing process that forms fresh new tissue. This results in a decrease of sunspots, fine lines, wrinkles, melasma, and acne scarring; revealing a luminous, more desirable skin tone and texture.

    Fractional Skin Resurfacing treats the following conditions:

    • Acne Scars
    • Melasma
    • New Surgical Scars
    • Red Stretch Marks
    • Crow’s Feet
    • Fine Lines
    • Skin Laxity
    • Skin Crepiness

    Fractional Skin Resurfacing works well with Skin Analysis and Obagi Condition & Enhance.

    What are the benefits of Fractional Skin Resurfacing?

    • New skin texture
    • Reduce and remove fine lines
    • Reduce and remove acne scars
    • Reduce and remove melasma
    • Minimal downtime
    • Non-surgical
    • Minimal pain

    Is Fractional Skin Resurfacing safe?

    The Fractional Non-Ablative approach stimulates quick healing, while leaving your skin’s surface intact with no lasting redness. In addition, Fractional Skin Resurfacing penetrates to a very precise, controlled depth, making the procedure safe and predictable.

    Is Fractional Skin Resurfacing painful?

    A cool roller will prepare your skin for the heat of the treatment. A topical anesthetic may be applied, however, most people tolerate the treatment comfortably without the use of any anesthetic.

    What should I expect after the treatment?

    You may experience lingering redness, warmth, swelling, or tightness in the treated area, which fades in a few hours of treatment. Some patients choose to return to work or other activities immediately following treatment.

    How long before I see results?

    Because the light pulses are confined to narrow columns in the skin, much of the skin is left unaffected and there is a quick healing process; most people notice positive changes in skin tone and texture within a few days.

    What advantages does Fractional Skin Resurfacing have over other treatments?

    Ablative skin resurfacing techniques, such as CO2 lasers and plasma ablation, have a long healing process, leaving red, raw skin. Other Fractional techniques use a blue dye that will remain on the skin long after the treatment has been administered. With Rajeunir Medical Spa’s Fractional Skin Resurfacing, there is no persistent redness, or residual effects from dyes, thus making it possible for you to continue with your day.
    Fractional

    • Does not require topical anaesthetic
    • Does not use dye
    • Equipped with Contact Cooling
    • Minimal risk of burning
    • Approved to treat: Acne Scars, Surgical Scars, Age Spots, Stretch Marks, Superficial testure, Melasma, Wrinkles around the eyes and mouth

    Fraxel

    • Requires topical anaesthetic
    • Requires dye
    • No cooling causing heat and discomfort
    • Higher risk of burning
    • Approved to treat: Acne Scars, Age Spots, Melasma, Wrinkles around the eyes

    How many treatments are required?

    A series of treatments is required. It is difficult to determine the number of treatments necessary without evaluating the area first.

    Acne-Scars
    Fractional Skin Resurfacing

    Pre-Treatment Instructions

      • Discontinue sun tanning and the use of tanning beds and self-tanning creams 4 weeks before and throughout the treatment course. This will reduce the chance of skin color changes, and development of new lesions.
      • Always use an SPF 30 or greater sunscreen on all exposed treatment areas and re-apply every 2 hours throughout the day. Wear protective hats and clothing.
      • Discontinue use of exfoliating creams such as Retin-A and other skin exfoliating products 2 weeks prior to and during the entire treatment course.
      • Discontinue use of Oral Isotretinoin/Accutane for 6 months prior to and during treatment. Accutane changes the underlying structure of the skin which may cause an increase skin sensitivity to light.
      • If you have a history of Herpes outbreaks in the area of treatment you should consult your Primary Care Provider for medical evaluation and possible antiviral therapy prior to treatment.
      • An accurate diagnosis, by a Physician, of abnormal lesions or brown spots prior to treatment is necessary before treatment of lesions. Failure to do so, may delay proper treatment.

    Post-Treatment Instructions

      • A mild sunburn-like sensation is expected. This usually last 2-24 hours but can persist up to 72 hours. Mild swelling and/or redness may accompany this, which usually resolves in 2-3 days. In some cases, prolonged redness or blistering may occur.
      • Apply cool/ice compresses and/or 1% Hydrocortisone cream to treatment areas for 10-15 minutes every hour for the next 4 hours, as needed, to reduce discomfort or swelling.
      • The treated area can be gently cleansed and polysporin can be applied if needed.
      • Pigmented lesions may initially look raised and/or darkened with a reddened perimeter. The lesion is usually healed in 7-21 days, but may take 4 weeks to completely fade.
      • Direct sun exposure to the treatment area is prohibited from whatever source (natural sun, tanning beds, self-tanning creams) and the use of SPF 30 or greater is mandatory.
      • Be aware of the likelihood of coincidental hair removal in the treatment area.
      • Do not pick, scratch or remove scabs. This will help decrease the chance of infection and scarring.
      • Until redness has completely resolved avoid swimming, hot tubs/Jacuzzis and activities that cause excessive perspiration.

  • IPL Photo Facials + Skin Rejuvenation

    Rejuvenate and Revitalize with IPL Skin Rejuvenation

    IPL Skin Rejuvenation is a non-invasive, comfortable technique that revitalizes your skin using a broad spectrum of light called Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). This patented, FDA-approved, non-laser treatment provides dramatic results for an array of skin conditions anywhere on the body. Skin tone is enhanced, small defects are eliminated and pores become smaller. The end result of IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatments is smoother, healthier and younger-looking skin. These medical grade treatments will reveal a naturally younger appearance with a clearer, more even complexion without facial alterations. For optimal results, a series of treatments will increase cell regeneration that stimulates new collagen and elastin to diminish fine lines.

    IPL™ Skin Rejuvenation and Photo Facials treat the following conditions:

    • Uneven skin tone
    • Sun spots
    • Age spots
    • Spider veins
    • Broken capillaries
    • Facial redness and Rosacea
    • Active Acne

    Photo Facial treatments may also be used in conjunction with chemical peels and microdermabrasion to enhance the results of these procedures.

    Is IPL™ safe?

    Advanced light systems have been used safely on millions of patients of all ages worldwide. IPL™ treats only targeted areas, leaving the surrounding skin untouched.

    What areas can be treated?

    IPL™ Skin Rejuvenation treatments are effective for improving the signs of aging and appearance of skin anywhere on the body—face, neck, hands, décolleté (chest), shoulders, arms and legs.

    Is IPL™ painful?

    Our IPL™ system is a comfortable, non-ablative, noninvasive treatment. Unlike laser treatments it does not wound the skin. Typically, patients describe the treatment as a gentle warming of the skin’s surface.

    What advantages do IPL™ skin rejuvenation treatments have over other treatments?

    Laser resurfacing and deep chemical peels often send patients into hiding as they wait for redness and swelling to subside. Recovery for these procedures can be days and sometimes weeks. Face lifts and other surgical procedures are far too invasive for younger patients and those who simply want to revitalize their appearance without recovery downtime.

    Before After Sunspots

    Before Treatment and Post 5 Treatments

    Pre-Treatment Instructions

      • Discontinue sun tanning and the use of tanning beds and self-tanning creams 4 weeks before and throughout the treatment course. This will reduce the chance of skin color changes, and development of new lesions.
      • Always use an SPF 30 or greater sunscreen on all exposed treatment areas and re-apply every 2 hours throughout the day. Wear protective hats and clothing.
      • Discontinue use of exfoliating creams such as Retin-A and other skin exfoliating products 2 weeks prior to and during the entire treatment course.
      • Discontinue use of Oral Isotretinoin/Accutane for 6 months prior to and during treatment. Accutane changes the underlying structure of the skin which may cause an increase skin sensitivity to light.
      • If you have a history of Herpes outbreaks in the area of treatment you should consult your Primary Care Provider for medical evaluation and possible antiviral therapy prior to treatment.
      • An accurate diagnosis, by a Physician, of abnormal lesions or brown spots prior to treatment is necessary before treatment of lesions. Failure to do so, may delay proper treatment.

    Post-Treatment Instructions

      • A mild sunburn-like sensation is expected. This usually last 2-24 hours but can persist up to 72 hours. Mild swelling and/or redness may accompany this, which usually resolves in 2-3 days. In some cases, prolonged redness or blistering may occur.
      • Apply cool/ice compresses and/or 1% Hydrocortisone cream to treatment areas for 10-15 minutes every hour for the next 4 hours, as needed, to reduce discomfort or swelling.
      • The treated area can be gently cleansed and polysporin can be applied if needed.
      • Pigmented lesions may initially look raised and/or darkened with a reddened perimeter. The lesion is usually healed in 7-21 days, but may take 4 weeks to completely fade.
      • Direct sun exposure to the treatment area is prohibited from whatever source (natural sun, tanning beds, self-tanning creams) and the use of SPF 30 or greater is mandatory.
      • Be aware of the likelihood of coincidental hair removal in the treatment area.
      • Do not pick, scratch or remove scabs. This will help decrease the chance of infection and scarring.
      • Until redness has completely resolved avoid swimming, hot tubs/Jacuzzis and activities that cause excessive perspiration.