Hyperpigmentation Treatment

What about hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentations are small or large patches of skin that become darker than surrounding areas of skin.

The types of hyperpigmentation are

  • aging spots
  • melasma
  • inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

Each type has different cause and treatments are different.

What is hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation occurs when the skin produces more melanin or melanosome.

Hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition. It affects people of all skin types and ages.

Hyperpigmentaion exists also after an injury or skin inflammation, such as cuts, burns, acne, or lupus.

Get rid of hyperpigmentation

  • Proper treatment with Q-Switch laser, peelings, Radio Frequency and skin care products.
  • Avoid exposure to the sun after treatment. Use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or 50 to protect the skin and stop hyperpigmentation.
  • Avoid picking at the skin. To prevent hyperpigmentaion from forming after an injury, avoid picking at spots, scabs, and acne.

Topical treatments include products with active ingredients such as:

  • azelaic acid
  • kojic acid
  • retinoids, such as tretinoin
  • vitamin C
  • Glutathion
  • Tranexamic acid

Professional procedures

Cosmetic procedures for hyperpigmentation include:

  • low level laser therapy or Q-Switch
  • Radio Frequency
  • chemical peels

Home remedies for hyperpigmentation

All of these remedies are effective.

Causes of hyperpigmentation

Stress – Lifestyle – Cosmetic products

Sun over exposure

People who have inflammation of the skin can get hyperpigmentation.

1. Brightening creams

2. Laser peel (skin resurfacing)

A laser peel (resurfacing) treatment uses laser light to reduce hyperpigmentation.

There are two types of lasers: ablative and non-ablative. Ablative lasers are the most intense, and they involve removing layers of your skin. Non-ablative procedures, on the other hand, target the dermis to promote collagen growth and tightening effects.

Ablative lasers are more aggressive and they may cause more side effects. Both damage partially the skin to ensure that new skin cells grow back tighter and more toned.