What is hyperpigmentation?
It is characterized by a darkening of an area of skin caused by the overproduction of a pigment in the skin known as melanin. It is relatively common and usually harmless, but for cosmetic reason, it is a nuisance to those who have it.
What are the causes of Hyperpigmentation?
* overexposure to the sun
* hormonal changes
* certain medications such as antibiotics, hormone treatments, and anti-seizure drugs
* inflammation and skin injuries such as acne vulgaris
Treating Hyperpigmentation: with a customized skin care regime, you can minimize the appearance of hyperpigmentation. There are key ingredients to look for in skincare products that help treat hyperpigmentation such as alpha hydroxy acids (AHA’s). Examples of AHA’s are glycolic and lactic acid. AHA’s help remove the buildup of dead surface cells that are already stained with pigment, thus lessening discoloration. Other ingredients that are excellent for treating hyperpigmentation include Kojic Acid and Vitamin C.
PEELS: An effective peel is the most common treatment for hyperpigmentation.
A series of 6 peels will get the best result.
LASER TREATMENTS: Photo rejuvenation uses intense pulsed light to restore a more youthful appearance by efficiently treating redness, hyperpigmentation, scars and wrinkles. This treatment can be done on the face, neck, chest and arms and hands.
For best results, these treatments should be done in a series.