What is Hyper-Pigmentation?
Hyper-Pigmentation, I treat a lot of clients with this condition including myself and my children. If you have any bit of melanin in your skin you are susceptible to Hyper-pigmentation. Brown skin especially will see darker spots develop on their skin after a breakout or some sort of cut to the skin.
Hyper-pigmentation is a condition that happens when the skin is damaged in some way resulting in an over production of melanin. HYPO-pigmentation is when the trauma results in no melanin production at all, so you’re left with a white spot.
What causes Hyper-pigmentation?
Many things can cause this condition such as:
- Laser Treatments
- Hair Removal
- Sun Damage/Burn
How do you treat Hyper-pigmentation?
The way we treat this condition in the office is by using deeper exfoliating treatments. Bleaching serums are also used to lighten the area. Sunscreen is a must to keep the area from getting darker.
- Vivant’s Bleaching Serum uses Kojic Acid, Hydroquinone and Vitamin A to exfoliate and lighten/even skin tone.
- Mandelic Acid is an excellent (one of my personal favorites) Alpha Hydroxy Acid that aids in speeding up the natural exfoliation process. The result is a slight peeling, sloughing off dead (darker) skin cells. This is also a fabulous cleanser for acne and inflammation, reduces it almost completely!
- We also utilize our Diamond Microdermabrasion System and Chemical Peels to achieve a deep exfoliation of the dead layer on the surface of the skin. After this procedure, bleaching serums and products are better able to penetrate deeper into the skin giving better results.
Are you suffering from hyper-pigmentation on your skin? Call Puresthetics Skin Care for a free consultation 1-800-801-6132 or stop by our office today 901 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, NC 27511. We look forward to helping you feel beautiful!