What is Hyperpigmentation?

Over time, patches of skin can develop into dark spots on a patient’s body. These spots, called hyperpigmentations, affect millions of people around the world. Common types of hyperpigmentation include:

Lentigines, also known as age spots, develop as a result of UV exposure
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, caused by inflamed acne, burn trauma or psoriasis.
Melasma, which results from fluctuations in hormone levels, such as those caused by pregnancy.

Regardless of the type, all hyperpigmentations stem from a surplus of pigment. These dark spots have been very difficult to remove, but the Cutera Enlighten laser system effectively treats hyperpigmentation through PICO Genesis.

How it Works

Pigments can be removed by breaking them down using concentrated laser light. Because different skin types and different pigments require different wavelengths, PICO Genesis takes advantage of both pico and nano-technology, a dual wavelength system (532 nm and 1064 nm) and different pulse rates. The system even allows the technician to customize the laser on the fly, allowing them to alter the laser during the treatment.

Benefits of the Cutera Enlighten System

Technicians using the Enlighten laser system offer a variety of benefits that stand out from other systems and treatments.

Relatively painless. Most describe the sensation as no worse than the snap of a rubber band.
Gentle treatment. Enlighten uses a cooler laser than most systems, cutting down on recovery time and making the treatment accessible for those with more sensitive skin.
Highly effective. The system can be customized easily for different forms of hyperpigmentation

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