CO2 laser skin resurfacing

Using lasers to help improve skin texture and appearance.

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Redensity® 1 Beauty Booster

A mix of non-crosslinked and crosslinked HA for prevention of skin aging

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Laser Toning

Lawer toning and tightening is a non-surgical cosmetic correction that utiliazes laser to penetrate…

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IPL Intense Pulse Light

Treats brown spots, sun spots, broken capillaries, fine lines and it can also help alleviate the…

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Picosure Pro®

Treat pigmentary conditions and overall skin revitalization, with the added capability of tattoo…

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Treat acne scars, wrinkles, dark spots and tattoos

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Before & After


Hyperpigmentation is a common condition that makes some areas of the skin darker than others. “Hyper” means more, and “pigment” means color.

Hyperpigmentation can appear as brown, black, gray, red or pink spots or patches. The spots are sometimes called age spots, sun spots or liver spots.

The spots can occur in just one area of the body or all over.

Hyperpigmentation can affect people of any race or ethnicity.

Skin gets its color from a substance called melanin, which is made by skin cells. When those skin cells are damaged or unhealthy, they can produce too much melanin. The melanin can clump, causing that area to appear darker.

Many things can lead to hyperpigmentation:

  • Adrenal disorders such as Addison’s disease, when the body doesn’t make enough of a hormone called cortisol.
  • Genetics, such as a family with freckles.
  • Hormone changes, such as during puberty or pregnancy.
  • Injury to the skin (for example, acne, cuts or burns), which is sometimes called postinflammatory hyperpigmentation.
  • Medications, such as oral contraceptives (birth control pills) and drugs that cause sensitivity to light.
  • Melasma.
  • Not getting enough of certain vitamins, such as B12 and folic acid.
  • Sun damage (these spots are often called solar lentigines).
  • Thyroid disorders.


Up to 95 percent of the rays that makes it to the Earth’s surface — and your skin — are UVA. These rays are undeterred by cloudy skies or glass. So, avoiding the outdoors isn’t really the answer — covering up, especially with sunscreen, is.

In fact, if you’re concerned about fading spots, you need to be extra vigilant! Many acne and scar-fading treatments, whether prescription or over-the-counter (OTC), can make your skin even more sensitive to the sun.

Lortscher recommends at least 30 SPF, and we also recommend applying 1/4 tsp on your face to ensure you’re getting the promised protection on the label.

SPF ratings are based on an application of 2 milligrams per square centimeter of skinTrusted Source. That works out to an average of 1/4 tsp for your face alone. That’s drastically more than people thinkTrusted Source they need. If you’re not using 1/4 tsp on your face daily, consider measuring it out to see how much you actually need to use.

IPL treatment is one of the most useful treatments in equalizing skin tone and improving vascular and pigmented lesions caused by sun damage. The Lumecca™ is our go-to IPL device at MunkMD to improve skin texture, redness, broken veins, blotchiness and brown spots. During an IPL session, a bright flash of light is directed to the skin and feels like a light elastic band snapping on the skin. This process causes pigmented spots to darken and flake off after approximately 1 week post treatment. Vascular lesions may blanch or change colour over the next few days.

The results leave you with a rejuvenated, smoother and brighter complexion unparalleled to other treatments.

Picoway™ is another popular treatment option to treat sun damaged skin. Picoway™ is a powerful non-surgical Pico laser device that uses short laser pulses to stimulate natural collagen production and targets unwanted skin irregularities caused from sun damage such as dark spots, pigmented lesions, fine lines, etc. Depending on the severity of the sun damage, the number of treatments required to achieve the patient’s desired results can vary between 2-4 sessions with 1 month spacing between each session.

With little to no downtime required, Picoway™ is an effective choice for those seeking treatment for sun damaged skin.

Chemical peels are a great way to treat anyone and everyone with sun damage. This non-invasive procedure uses a combination of solutions to improve the skin’s appearance. Peels remove the outermost layers of the skin so newer, clearer skin can come to the surface. The removal takes away areas of uneven pigmentation, malignant lesions and fine lines. Depending on the depth of the peel and the severity of sun damage, chemical peels can be performed in a series or as a stand-alone treatment.

With minimal downtime, chemical peels are a great option to help improve sun damage.

Microneedling does a tremendous job of lightning and reversing hyperpigmentation and sun damage. This non-surgical treatment carefully pierces the top layer of the skin with multiple ultra thin needles. The body processes the tiny needle punctures as injuries and rushes growth factors, collagen and elastin to repair and regrow the skin tissue.

Due to the powerful collagen production and skin restoration, microneedling is a widely popular treatment for sun spots.

These compounds are chemically derived from vitamin A, which work to fade hyperpigmentation by increasing epidermal cell turnover. In addition, retinoids stimulate collagen production, lighten brown spots and reduce the size of pores, all of which aim to reduce the appearance of sun damaged skin. You can easily incorporate retinoids into your skincare routine with over-the-counter products such as retinol, or a prescription from your dermatologist for stronger formulas.

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