Hyperpigmentation is commonly referred to as discoloration or skin spots. It’s a fairly harmless cosmetic issue, but it can lead to reduced self esteem or confidence or even a basic dissatisfaction with some part of how we look.
What is hyperpigmentation?
Technically speaking, hyperpigmentation is an excess of color-producing skin cells which create an uneven or a patchy skin tone. It’s also technically harmless and quite easily treatable. But, before then, it can be unsightly: darker skin flaws, sun spots, age spots, melasma and plenty of freckles. Again, these are unlikely to cause much harm and they’re often far from ugly, but it’s simply a personal choice as to whether one wants to get rid of them — and if they do, treatment is possible!
Why you might want to treat hyperpigmentation
The benefits of treating hyperpigmentation are cosmetic. Since it usually crops up on our face, it’s rarely welcome. We place a lot of importance in our image as a reflection of our character, our personality, and our trustworthiness. It’s our mural for the world, and it ought to look good! So at FlawlessSkin by Abby, our hyperpigmentation treatments are going to help you:
- Reduce or get rid of stubborn age spots, sun spots, port wine stains and blotches
- Restore a more healthy-looking and harmonious complexion
- Most of our treatment options stimulate healthy collagen production
- Restore an even skin tone that’s free or blemishes and dark spots
So, Is hyperpigmentation treatment an option for me?
The goal of hyperpigmentation treatments is to create a more even skin tone, so if you have any of the following that you consider to be an issue, FlawlessSkin by Abby can definitely help you:
- Age spots
- Blotchy skin
- Liver spots
- Melasma (dark, discolored patches on the skin)
- Port wine stains
- Sun damage
How is hyperpigmentation treated?
At FlawlessSkin by Abby, we’ve successfully threatened multiple different forms of hyperpigmentation. The exact way we’ll help accomplish that for our patients will vary from person to person, however some of the procedures we use to treat the different forms of hyperpigmentation are:
- A combination of topical products containing ingredients like azelaic acid, hydroquinone and kojic acid. Or retinoids, such as tretinoin, and Vitamin.
- Chemical peels are another rejuvenating and effective treatment. They are a topical treatment that improves your skin by safely peeling away the very thinnest upper surface of the dermis. Chemical peels range from “light” or superficial, to “medium” and “deep.” We’d likely recommend a tailored peel to treat sun damage and pigmentation irregularities like freckles, age spots, and melasma.
- IPL, Intense Pulsed Light is used not only to improve dark spots, but also to reduce any large pores across the skin, to heal broken capillaries and clear up blemishes, and to restore a more healthy and harmonious tone and texture to your skin.
- Laser treatments are another effective way to deal with sun damage as well as the various signs of aging. Laser treatments deliver precise bursts of harmless and painless light energy to the skin surface which causes the very finest upper layer to shed, thus stimulating cell renewal and skin rejuvenation. Other laser options don’t remove any skin, but do trigger rapid cell turnover that acts to treat a wide variety of skin problems like sun damage and age spots. Laser treatments have dramatic results with little downtime.
How fast will I see my results?
Treatments for hyperpigmentation are simple in themselves but tend to require some patience and time to complete fully. You’ll see immediate improvements in health and look of your skin, and will notice an immediate reduction of pigmentation over the course of your treatments. In many cases, one treatment might be all that’s needed. We’ll be able to better advise you personally after a private consultation to help you form the most reasonable expectations and envision the benefits.