What are Hyperpigmentation Treatments?

Individuals have a variety of skin types. Due to a variety of reasons, however, anyone could experience hyperpigmentation at one point or another. Hyperpigmentation is a skin condition characterized by black spots or other forms of skin damage. It typically occurs when the body produced excess melanin.

Some common causes of hyperpigmentation include acne scarring and fluctuating hormones. As hyperpigmentation causes skin blemishes, those who experience the condition may seek treatment to rejuvenate their skin and restore its appearance. Hyperpigmentation treatments are skin treatment conditions that help restore even and healthy appearance to skin that has undergone skin hyperpigmentation.

Common Hyperpigmentation Treatments

There are a number of ways to resolve black spots and other signs of hyperpigmentation. They include:

  • Home treatments and skin care: the best way to control and treat hyperpigmentation is to care for your skin continually. Lightening creams, face acids and retinoids (acids based on Vitamin A) are common over-the-counter (OTC) remedies that can aid in dealing with hyperpigmentation. Prescription forms of the same are available for those with more serious skin conditions. Generally, it is best to consult a dermatologist before choosing either OTC or prescription drugs.
  • Laser peel and Intense Pulsated Light (IPL): lasers peels and IPL treatments are one of the most effective hyperpigmentation treatments available. Laser peel treatments use focused laser beams to stimulate the production of collagen whereas IPL utilized targeted pulsated lights to achieve these results.
  • Chemical peels: this involves using strong acids to eliminate hyperpigmentation. In the process, the professional applies the acids to the top layer of the skin. The acids eat away at the epidermis leaving behind stronger, firmer skin.
  • Cryotherapy: cryotherapy involves using liquid nitrogen at low temperatures to remove skin blemish.

Hyperpigmentation treatments done in our Issaquah Wa office, typically produce positive results within the first few weeks.

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Dr. Ramandeep Sidhu

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