What Is Pigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation refers to the occurrence of darker skin patches due to the overproduction of melanin, which may result from various factors such as acne scars, sun exposure, or hormonal changes. This skin condition is fairly common, and there are several treatment alternatives to consider.
Treatment Options For Pigmentation.
There are several treatment options available for pigmentation, including topical creams, chemical peels, laser therapy, and IPL.
Topical Creams such as hydroquinone, and vitamin C can help to lighten the affected areas.
Chemical peels and Fraxel Laser Therapy work by removing the outer layer of skin, allowing new, unblemished skin to grow in its place.
IPL Therapy is a non-ablative (fractional) laser treatment that stimulates collagen growth in the dermis. This photofacial helps with pigmentation and can reduce the appearance of flat spots, wrinkles, spider veins, and enlarged pores
Melasma: A common condition that appears as brown or gray patches on the face, especially in women during pregnancy or while taking birth control pills.
Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH): Occurs after an injury or inflammation to the skin, such as acne, eczema, or psoriasis, and results in dark spots on the affected area.
Sunspots & Age Spots
Sunspots or Age Spots: These are caused by long-term exposure to the sun, resulting in flat, dark spots on areas of the skin that receive the most sun exposure, such as the face, hands, and arms.