Skin Pigmentation

What Is Skin Pigmentation?

Dr. Friedman diagnoses and treats different types of skin pigmentation, which can be congenital, or more often, is caused by skin damage and hormonal changes.

The key to successful pigmentation treatment is to diagnose the exact nature of your pigmentation.

The most common types of pigmentation are:

Sunspots are flat, brown spots which develop on areas of the skin exposed to the sun. They appear on parts of the body which get the most sun exposure, such as the face, chest and hands. Sunspots are treated by Dr. Friedman with a Laser.

General skin pigmentation, or an uneven skin tone, is also caused by skin damage. Dr. Friedman treats this with a combination of prescription creams and laser peels, which enhances ones skin with a clean, fresh and bright look.

Melasma is a dark or tan skin discoloration which generally appear on the face. Triggers of melasma are hormonal changes due to pregnancy, contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Friedman’s treatment approach to melasma includes prescription creams and pills. In certain cases, laser treatments can also be performed.

Birthmarks & Spots

Café-au-lait spots, which appear as light brown skin patches on light skin or black coffee-colored patches on dark skin
Nevus Simplex, this flat red or pink patch of skin typically occurs on the neck or forehead
Nevus of Ota, a blue/grey or brown hyperpigmentation, which is commonly found around the eyes and on the face
These types of skin pigmentation are generally treated by Dr. Friedman with a Laser or an Energy-Based Device, which targets the pigmentation with precision.

Dr. Friedman’s Treatment Approach to Pigmentation

Dr. David Friedman, a U.S. and Israel Board Certified Dermatologist for over 25 years, has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating different types of skin pigmentation.

At your consultation, Dr. Friedman will first diagnose your type of skin pigmentation and will then create a personalized treatment plan for you.

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