Uneven skin tone & texture means your skin isn’t a consistent colour, and is speckled with hyperpigmentation such as liver spots and age spots and/or areas of redness. It also means your skin might have “crepey” or “leathery” patches – basically not all uniformly smooth.
What Causes Uneven Skin Tone & Texture?
Uneven skin tone is the result of an overproduction of melanin, primarily caused by sun exposure. The ultraviolet rays of the sun encourages the skin to produce the extra melanin to protect the skin from the UV light resulting in permanent hyperpigmentation such as liver spots. Meanwhile this light also damages collagen deep in the dermis, causing our skin to lose its elasticity and firmness. This changes the skin texture, causing looser “saggy” skin as well as wrinkles. UV exposure can also cause the epidermis to thicken, which results in a different texture of “leathery skin”. Lastly, sun damage can lead to dull skin and/or patchy ‘roughness’.
Genetics and natural aging are additional contributors to uneven skin tone & texture (learn more about this on our aging skin page).
Uneven Skin Tone & Texture Treatment
At Guelph Laser we have a number of treatments to repair uneven skin tone as well as texture. IPL Photorejuvenation uses light therapy to reduce the appearance of liver spots & age spots. Another skin rejuvenation option, the Fraxel Laser®, addresses deeper tissue and safely resurfaces your skin to produce improved texture and smoother with a more even skin tone. Fraxel can reduce the appearance of scarring and larger areas of hyperpigmentation like melasma.
There are several other options to address uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation and textural issues. Contact us today to book your complimentary consultation to determine the best treatment for your skin’s needs.