Hyperpigmentation Reduction



Our advanced Motus AY treatment employs a groundbreaking laser resurfacing technique that addresses the molecular manifestations of aging, resulting in a smoother, brighter complexion with diminished blemishes and fine lines.

Utilizing high-intensity pulses of broadband light, this innovative approach effectively combats discoloration, wrinkles, and other prevalent acne concerns, paving the way for the revitalized, youthful skin you’ve always desired.

At Southern Grace Precision and Aesthetics, we understand that everyone has individual skin needs. We offer safe and effective hyperpigmentation reduction treatments to clients in the Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina and greater Charleston area. To learn more, SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION today.


  • FAQS

What Is Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is a skin condition marked by the presence of darker patches. The extent of this pigmentation can range from small, localized areas to more expansive regions, and in some cases, even encompass the entire body. While increased pigmentation is generally harmless, it could potentially signal an underlying medical concern.


  • Certain medications, which may contribute to hyperpigmentation, as well as chemotherapy drugs that can cause this side effect.
  • Hormonal changes during pregnancy, which may influence melanin production in some women.
  • Addison’s disease, a rare endocrine disorder that can lead to prominent hyperpigmentation in sun-exposed and friction-prone areas, such as the face, neck, hands, elbows, and knees.
  • Elevated hormone levels, which can result in increased melanin synthesis.
  • Excessive sun exposure, which may trigger a rise in melanin production.

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Why We Use the Motus AY for Hyperpigmentation Reduction

The Motus AY laser is a highly effective solution for hyperpigmentation reduction, leveraging cutting-edge Alexandrite laser technology coupled with a unique sapphire cooling system. This advanced procedure is both safe and painless, accommodating various skin tones and types, including tanned skin, making it a versatile treatment option.

The Motus AY laser is the forefront of hyperpigmentation reduction technology, offering the advantage of minimal downtime and promoting beautiful, healthy-looking skin. The treatment employs light energy pulses to gently heat the skin’s surface, effectively addressing common signs of sun damage and aging, such as acne, redness, pigmentation, and wrinkles. This results in a more radiant and rejuvenated complexion, highlighting the Motus AY laser as a leading choice for hyperpigmentation reduction.

The technology

The Motus AY laser is exceptionally adept at addressing benign pigmented lesions. Its distinctive Moveo PL in-motion technology guarantees a 100% energy transmission, facilitating pigmentation reduction without causing discomfort or side effects such as striping. Traditional delivery methods are also available to provide more targeted treatments, ensuring optimal results catered to each individual’s needs.

Moveo technology, which can be used for a variety of skin procedures, including laser hair removal and diffusing vascular lesions, applies a precise and safe amount of energy to the targeted tissue with minimal discomfort, thanks to its cooled sapphire tip. Its continuous movements over a small area allow treatments that are both effective and gentle on surrounding skin.

The YAG laser in the Motus AY system is a long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser, which is specifically designed for treating deeper skin layers and can be effective for various skin types. The use of both Alexandrite and YAG lasers in the Motus AY Laser system allows for more comprehensive and versatile treatment options, as well as the ability to treat all skin tones.

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Why Choose Us for Hyperpigmentation Reduction?

At Southern Grace Precision and Aesthetics, our renowned team of experts led by DR. RICHARDSON offer a variety of effective laser services to treat many skin conditions and concerns. Treatments such as Motus AY laser can help you look your best with minimal effort!

Here’s what we can offer:

  • FDA-approved techniques and products that are backed by science, ensuring safety and effectiveness.
  • Enjoy the ultimate luxury experience with our tranquil surroundings and top-notch facilities featuring cutting-edge treatment rooms.
  • Our team is dedicated to treating you with unconditional love, ensuring that your journey of growth and healing will be filled with personalized care from the start.

Ideal Candidates

The Motus AY laser is particularly well-suited for individuals experiencing sun damage or pigment-related skin issues, including melasma, age spots, and freckles.

Moreover, the Motus AY laser is effective in addressing other skin conditions such as rosacea, acne, hyperpigmentation, and scarring, making it a comprehensive solution for various skin concerns.

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What to Expect From Your Motus AY Treatment

Before the treatment

Upon arriving for your Motus AY consultation, our team of skilled professionals will assess your skin to identify areas requiring attention. We will then devise a customized treatment plan, incorporating multiple laser therapy sessions to address your hyperpigmentation.


The duration of each session is contingent upon the size of the area being treated, typically lasting approximately 30 minutes. Safety shields or goggles must be worn to safeguard your eyes during the laser treatment.

Throughout the procedure, you may experience slight pulsations and mild discomfort, akin to sunburn symptoms such as skin redness and swelling.

Post-Treatment Care

hyperpigmentation treatment, you may encounter sensations of warmth, mild swelling, and minor flaking on the skin’s surface within 24-48 hours. These effects should fully dissipate within four days, although some residual redness might persist. Our team will provide you with comprehensive instructions regarding your post-treatment skincare regimen to ensure proper care and recovery.


The results of the treatment for individuals with hyperpigmentation due to age, sun damage, or some other reason, can be quite promising.

Within the first month, hyperpigmentation is expected to break up, leading to a significantly improved complexion, with reduced pigmentation and a more even skin tone.

How much does the treatment cost?

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons suggest that the average cost nationally is around $400 – however this can vary depending on factors such as geographic location, expertise level and treated area size.

Book a Consultation

If you’re in the Mount Pleasant area and you’d like to learn how a hyperpigmentation treatment may be right for you, BOOK A CONSULTATION now and we’ll discuss your condition and possible treatments.


What does Motus AY treat?

Motus AY Laser is a medical device that is primarily used for hair removal. It is a type of laser hair removal technology that uses a specific wavelength of light to target hair follicles and reduce hair growth.

In addition to hair removal, Motus AY Laser may also be used for other medical and cosmetic purposes, such as:

  • Skin rejuvenation: stimulate collagen production, which can improve the texture and tone of the skin.
  • Acne treatment: target and reduce the bacteria that cause acne, as well as reduce inflammation and redness.
  • Vascular lesions: target and reduce the appearance of small blood vessels or spider veins on the face or legs.
  • Pigmentation: target and reduce the appearance of age spots, sun spots, and other pigmented lesions on the skin.

Is Motus AY Laser safe?

Yes, Motus AY Laser is safe when used by a trained professional. The laser system has been cleared by the FDA and has been shown to be effective and safe for all skin types.

Is Motus AY Laser painful?

Motus AY Laser is generally well-tolerated, and most patients report only minimal discomfort during treatment. However, individual pain tolerance varies, and some patients may require a topical numbing cream to minimize discomfort.

Are there any side effects of Motus AY Laser?

Possible side effects of Motus AY Laser include redness, swelling, and mild discomfort in the treatment area. These side effects are usually temporary and resolve within a few hours to a few days.