Hyperpigmentation treatment is an umbrella term for addressing hyperpigmentation, also known as uneven skin color. If you’re struggling with hyperpigmentation and need an effective solution, the team at aFresh® Med Spa & Plastic Surgery in Glenview, IL can help you.
What is Hyperpigmentation?
Skin problems are often difficult to deal with because of their visibility. Hyperpigmentation simply means skin discoloration, and it has several causes, including sun exposure, healing from acne, psoriasis, and other skin wounds, as well as hormones.
Sun exposure is the main cause, particularly for those who forget to wear sunblock outdoors. Exposure to the sun can cause melanin production to go into overdrive, resulting in dark patches. Daily use of the proper SPF broad spectrum sun lotion can help to prevent further sun damage.
Hormones can lead to hyperpigmentation, particularly in pregnant women. This is called melasma and is more common in darker-skinned women. Usually, the condition will resolve with time, or if it’s due to medication, such as birth control, a change in prescription typically fixes the issue. There are many options within the scope of hyperpigmentation treatment.
Options for Treatment
There are many options for treatment, none of which are surgical procedures. They can be performed in the comfort of our office.
This treatment reduces dark spots and corrects sun damage using a device that creates tiny channels to stimulate collagen production.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Another treatment is laser skin resurfacing, which uses carefully controlled laser energy in order to bring about benefits.
Chemical peels can help improve the overall tone and texture of the skin. There is a wide variety with varying strengths to work on almost any skin type.
Some sun damage tends to be superficial. The best treatment, in this case, may be hydroquinone and other skin creams to reduce dark spots.
What to Do Next
If hyperpigmentation is worrying you, set up a time to visit aFresh® Med Spa & Plastic Surgery in Glenview, IL to learn more about your treatment options. Contact our office today to arrange a consultation!