Kanayochukwu J. Anya, MD, FACS -  - Bariatric Surgeon

Anya Bariatrics and Aesthetics

Kanayochukwu J. Anya, MD, FACS

Bariatric Surgeon & Aesthetic Specialist located in Fort Worth, TX

Hyperpigmentation Specialist

Hyperpigmentation — or darker areas on your skin — can be bothersome, especially when they’re on your face. If you’re suffering from hyperpigmentation, there are new, minimally-invasive skin care technologies that can help. At Anya Bariatrics and Aesthetics in Fort Worth, Texas, Dr. Kanayochukwu Anya is highly trained in the latest treatments to reduce dark spots on your skin. To learn more, schedule an appointment online or call Anya Bariatrics and Aesthetics today.

Hyperpigmentation

by Kanayochukwu J. Anya, MD, FACS

What is hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is when patches of skin become darker than the surrounding areas. For example, age spots — also called liver spots — are a common form of hyperpigmentation. The condition is usually harmless and can affect people of any race.


What causes hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation often happens when there’s an increase of melanin in your skin. External factors can also cause hyperpigmentation, including:

  • Sun exposure
  • Acne
  • Pregnancy or hormonal changes due to taking birth control
  • Endocrine disease such as Addison’s disease
  • Certain antibiotics, antiarrhythmics, and antimalarial drugs


What treatments are available for hyperpigmentation?

Both over-the-counter and prescription creams are available to lighten the skin. Most of these creams contain hydroquinone, a bleaching agent that slows the production of melanin.

Today there are also highly-effective laser treatments for hyperpigmentation, including the method that Dr. Anya uses: PicoSure®.

Approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2012, PicoSure’s PressureWave technology uses a special wavelength of light to convert laser energy into gentle pressure. This pressure disrupts the particles responsible for hyperpigmentation. Because PicoSure’s laser uses pressure and not heat, your skin won't get burned or damaged.


What does PicoSure laser treatment feel like?

Most people experience minor discomfort during PicoSure treatments for hyperpigmentation and blemishes. It can sting, like a rubber band snapping against your skin, but the treatments only last about 10 minutes.

Dr. Anya can provide numbing medications if you feel any pain, but applying an ice pack afterward can also help.

 

PicoSure Skin Rejuvenation 

At Anya Bariatrics Aesthetics we specialize in All Skin Types. Our State of the Art Equipment and techniques allow us to work on All Skin Types and we pride ourselves in offering every service to even darker skin tones. 

Take Years off Your Skin with Just One Treatment. Look as younger with laser revitalization treatment that reduces unwanted signs of aging, including wrinkles around your eyes and mouth. With only one laser treatment, you can diminish the deepest wrinkles — without surgery, with minimal downtime, and with long-lasting results. 

 

Do I have to avoid the sun after PicoSure laser treatment?

After laser treatments for hyperpigmentation, the skin is more vulnerable to sunlight. It’s best to minimize sun exposure and use a broad spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher.

If you’re concerned about the appearance of age spots or have other hyperpigmentation problems, Dr. Anya can answer all of your questions and create a customized treatment plan. She’s highly-trained in PicoSure laser treatment and can determine whether it would be a good fit for you.

Chemical Peel 

At Anya Bariatrics and Aesthetics we specialize in All Skin Types. Our State of the Art Equipment and techniques allow us to work on All Skin Types and we pride ourselves in offering every service to even darker skin tones. 

Precision Plus Vi Peel is your Peel for Aggressive Sun Spots and Hyper pigmented Skin. This peel reduces the appearance of age and sun spots, Brightens even the most stubborn pigmented skin, and smoothes awe rough texture. 

Purify Precision Plus Vi Peel is your peel for Acne Scars and Skin Damage. During your battle with Acne, you can be left with scarred skin and sometimes increased pigmentation. This peel is specifically formulated for acne scars while it helps smooth skin texture and repair acne scars, brightens dark areas left after an acne scar, and smoothes inflammation and redness. 

MicroPeel 

At Anya Bariatrics Aesthetics we specialize in All Skin Types. Our State of the Art Equipment and techniques allow us to work on All Skin Types and we pride ourselves in offering every service to even darker skin tones. 

This is a service where we perform a Microderm then a light to medium peel. 

Microdermabrasion 

At Anya Bariatrics Aesthetics we specialize in All Skin Types. Our State of the Art Equipment and techniques allow us to work on All Skin Types and we pride ourselves in offering every service to even darker skin tones. 

This procedure is a minimally invasive procedure used to renew overall skin tone and texture. This process works in a series to achieve the best results. We use a Diamond tipped wand to abrade and manually exfoliate the surface of your skin. It can improve the appearance of sun damage, wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, acne scarring, melasma, and other skin-related concerns and conditions. 

DermaPlaning 

This is a skin care treatment that removes dead skin cells and vellus hair, aka peach fuzz. We use a small, sterile blade while holding the skin taut, swiping the blade in gentle upward motions. You can expect to see an instant improvement in skin texture and tone, while the long-term effects are increased cell turnover, fewer wrinkles and dark spots, reduction of acne scarring, and the removal of fine facial hair. 


Call the office or book an appointment online today to get started.

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Anya Bariatrics and Aesthetics
6100 Harris Pkwy, Suite 380
Fort Worth, TX 76132
Phone: 817-345-6276
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