Hyperpigmentation is a common, though usually harmless condition in which areas of the skin turn darker in color than the surrounding skin. The excess of melanin which is the brown pigment that creates normal skin color is the cause for the darkening of the skin. Individuals of any race can be affected by hyperpigmentation. At Ageless Wellness Center, we offer various effective treatment options to reduce and eliminate areas of skin hyperpigmentation.
Causes of Hyperpigmentation
- Addison’s disease, other health conditions, in addition to pregnancy can lead to hyperpigmentation. Exposure to sunlight can also cause this condition, darkening areas of the skin that are already hyperpigmented.
Hyperpigmentation Treatment Options
Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy is a type of fractional non-ablative laser treatment. Also referred to as photofacial, IPL therapy generates collagen growth within the dermis layer of the skin. The treatment usually requires multiple sessions to achieve the desired results. It is used for general pigmentation issues, but is particularly useful for flat spots.
Microdermabrasion is a procedure performed in office and used to treat hyperpigmentation as it regards superficial scarring of the epidermis only. Dermabrasion removes the epidermis, but also affects a portion of the dermis as well.
Chemical peels treat specific areas of the skin by the application of acids at stronger concentration levels. These treatments are able to remove the epidermis and thus reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation.
Another option involves the use of prescription creams that contain hydroquinone to lighten the skin. Hydroquinone is a skin bleaching agent that can cosmetically treat hyperpigmentation. The bleach fades and lightens dark skin patches by reducing melanin production, causing the dark spots to gradually fade out and match the surrounding skin color.
Contact a Hyperpigmentation Treatment Dermatologist
At Ageless Wellness Center, we serve our patients with various skin repair options, including hyperpigmentation treatment. To learn more about how we can help you achieve hyperpigmentation removal results on your skin, call us today in Peachtree City at 678.364.8414. Or, request an appointment by completing our contact form.CONTACT US