Pigmentation, or hyperpigmentation, develops when the body makes too much melanin, causing discoloration on the skin. Factors that can trigger an increase in melanin production include sun exposure, hormonal influences, age and skin injuries or inflammation.

Age, Liver & Sun Spots

Age spots, also called liver spots or sunspots, are small, flat dark areas on the skin. They vary in size and usually appear on areas exposed to the sun, such as the face, hands, shoulders, and arms. They are very common in adults older than 50, but younger people can get them if they spend time in the sun.

Treatments: Photofacial (IPL), Elite Apogee+, excel V+


Not all bruises are painful, but most bruising can be unpleasant to look at. Your body gradually flushes them away, but in the meantime you can be stuck with a blotch reminiscent of zombie makeup.

Treatments: excelV+, Photofacial (IPL)

Dark Eye Circles

Dark circles under the eyes may make you look tired or older than you are and affect people of all ages, races, and sexes. All skin types can show varying levels of dark circles, too.

Treatments: Microneedling/Dermal Rolling, Morpheus8


Birthmarks are areas of discolored and/or raised skin that are made up of malformed pigment cells or blood vessels.

Treatments: excel V+, Elite Apogee+, Photofacial (IPL)

Café Au Lait

Café-au-lait spots are pigmented birthmarks that appear as patches on your skin with a light to dark brown color that differs from the tone of the rest of your skin. The term “café-au-lait” means “coffee with milk” in French, which refers to the color of the birthmark, comparing it to the creamy tone of a cup of coffee mixed with milk.

Treatments: excel V+, Elite Apogee+, Photofacial (IPL)


Dyschromia is a patchy or irregular skin discoloration generally caused by vascular changes in the blood vessels, variations in melanin density or foreign organisms growing within the skin.

Treatments: Clear + Brilliant, Photofacial (IPL), excel V+ CoolView, Microneedling/Dermal Rolling


Melasma is a condition in which brown or gray-brown patches appear on the face, most commonly on the cheeks, forehead, nose, and chin. Women are much more likely than men to develop this condition and it can be due to hormonal changes during pregnancy or from sun exposure.

Treatments: Clear + Brilliant, Microneedling/Dermal Rolling