EXPOSE A NATURALLY, BRIGHTER SKIN
Hyperpigmentation is very common and most often completely harmless. The appearance of skin discoloration occurs over time due to aging and sun damage. When this happens, patches of skin become darker in color, giving you an uneven complexion. This issue can affect everyone and occurs when excess amounts of melanin form deposits in the skin.
If you’re experiencing skin discoloration, we encourage you to give our team a call. At Rejuvenus Clinic, we work hard to provide our patients with the professional skin care services they deserve. Get in touch today to explore our full range of treatment options.
CAUSES OF HYPERPIGMENTATION
Hyperpigmentation happens when cells called melanocytes to begin to create too much pigment. This causes age spots or patches on the skin’s surface to appear in excess. This type of skin discoloration can happen anywhere on the body and can be exacerbated by inflammation, skin trauma, medications, certain cosmetics, and conditions like melasma. Hyperpigmentation from acne is also really common, especially in younger people. If these issues sound familiar to you, we are happy to help you restore your skin’s natural beauty.
Here are some causes of Hyperpigmentation:
Excessive Sun Exposure - Brown spots and uneven skin tone develop as a result of repeatedly being exposed to UV light and sun damage. In this case, too much melanin is being produced.
Hormonal Changes - Melasma occurs as a result of hormone-related hyperpigmentation caused by increased hormone stimulation. This is often experienced by pregnant women, or women taking contraceptives.
Pollution - Harmful gasses and particles from traffic air pollution can penetrate the skin and lead to the development of brown spots.
Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation - This cause of uneven skin tone happens as a result of scarring, which can happen after acne breakouts or skin injury.
Genetics - For some individuals, hyperpigmentation is passed from generation to generation.
TYPES OF HYPERPIGMENTATION
Here Brownish patches usually on the upper forehead, upper cheeks, and/or upper lip areas.
Caused by sun, birth control hormones, or pregnancy
Worsened by sun VERY easily
2. SUN SPORTS & FRECKLES
Brown spots from the sun
Only appear in areas that have had sun exposure
Darken over time with more sun exposure
3. POST-INFLAMMATORY HYPERPIGMENTATION
Discolored spots (reddish or brownish) leftover from acne, a scratch, bug bite, or a rash.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMPS?
Signs and symptoms of hyperpigmentation include:
The appearance of uneven skin tone in the form of white, brown, or black patches.
Hyperpigmentation from acne can happen along with pimples and acne scarring that could give your skin a bumpy texture.
At Rejuvenus Clinic, we believe that everyone is entitled to feeling like their best selves. In an effort to improve the happiness of our clientele, we have developed a personalized approach to treating this condition
Here at Rejuvenus Clinic, we proudly offer a range of treatment options to address your hyperpigmentation concerns. The treatments offered by our team are personalized based on specific patient needs. When you visit our center, we will work hard to understand your unique skin needs and develop a treatment program to help meet them. Some of the most commonly requested treatments we offer include:
CLINICAL PEELS - Chemical peels or clinical peels are the easiest and most cost-effective form of skin rejuvenation. It involves exfoliating layers of dark, dry, and dull skin and revealing a plump and more youthful skin underneath. It’s an effective anti-dull skin treatment because it promotes skin renewal by stimulating quick turn over dead skin cells.
LASER TREATMENTS - Hybrid fractional laser. This revolutionary skincare technology from Sciton combines tunable non-ablative (1470nm) and ablative (2940nm) wavelengths to deliver deep dermal rejuvenation and epidermal renewal that no other treatment can offer. This unique skincare technology addresses dull skin by accurately penetrating the innermost layers of the dermis and encouraging generous collagen production. You can count on continuous anti-ageing and skin-enhancing benefits months post-treatment.
MEDICAL GRADE SKINCARE - Incorporating medical-grade skincare into your beauty routine preserves the results of your dull skin treatments. They are guaranteed safer and more effective than drugstore skincare products as they are backed by thorough research and are recommended by dermatologists and clinicians. They contain higher concentrations of active ingredients that can transform dull skin in no time.
Say goodbye to hyperpigmentation skin with revolutionary skincare treatments from Rejuvenus Clinic. To find-out which treatment could be right for you, book an appointment today.
At Rejuvenus Clinic, we are dedicated to delivering the best service to our patients.
Here is a list of our Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any other questions or concerns, our experts will provide you will all the information you need.
What Is Skin Hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation is defined by an overproduction of melanin that typically makes the skin appear darker and blotchy in certain places. This skin condition usually falls into one of three categories: actinic lentigines or sun spots, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, and Melasma. Although hyperpigmentation is not harmful, it can make people very self-conscious and can be stubborn to treat. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is caused by inflammation (after acne, eczema, or allergic reactions) and from trauma to the skin (surgery, incorrect microdermabrasion use, lasers, chemical peels, etc.). This trauma encourages the release of inflammatory cells that cause pigment cells to produce extra pigment in the skin.
How Can I Prevent Hyperpigmentation by Wearing Sunscreen?
Although sunscreen can be a part of preventing hyperpigmentation from getting worse, it takes a proper skincare regimen, and professional-grade skincare products to achieve long-term prevention. These products can slowly eliminate patches and spots of discolouration. As for Melasma, because it is a hormonal issue, sunscreen and skin products alone may not be enough to treat it. Thankfully, there are other procedures that can be done to treat Melasma and reduce the rate of frequent flare-ups.
What Causes Hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation is typically caused by sun-related UV exposure. This leads to the overproduction of melanin, which rises to the surface of the epidermis, creating a dark spot or dark patch on the skin. Hyperpigmentation can occur as a result of sunbathing, using tanning beds, and avoiding the use sunscreen. Over time, excessive sun exposure can produce sunspots, age spots, and dark spots. Melasma, however, is caused by an imbalance of hormones, and is more common in pregnant women. Melasma can also be caused by genetic makeup, passing from one generation to the next.
What Treatments Are Effective for Hyperpigmentation?
There are different ways to treat hyperpigmentation, and some are more effective than others. Professional can recommend medical treatments that are more aggressive and invasive. These may include prescription medications or chemical peels. These treatments often have long down times, and in some cases, can cause more damage to the skin. But thanks to modern technology, there have been advancements in hyperpigmentation treatments that are effective and far less damaging on your skin. At Rejuvenus, hyperpigmentation treatment uses heat and light to target the darkened spots, and remove them. Bursts of energy essentially break up the melanin in the area, which is then absorbed into the body and disappears over time.
How Can I Make Hyperpigmentation Marks Fade Faster?
If you want to treat hyperpigmentation at home, there are professional-grade skincare products that have ingredients to treat these disorders, however, product treatments can take a long time to treat and aren’t as effective in lightening the area of discolouration. While treating hyperpigmentation, it is highly recommended to wear high SPF sun protection to avoid further damage from the sun. Professional can help give you advice on an effective daily skin lightening regimen.
Are the Results Permanent?
At Rejuvenus Clinic, we use the latest clinical methods to provide high-quality anti-aging skin and body care for our clients including a varity of treatments for hyperpigmentations. Treatments are
permanent in that once the lesions have been removed, they will not return. However, aging, hormone changes and UV exposure can stimulate new hyperpigmentation. The treatments can treat areas that have already been affected, but cannot prevent new hyperpigmentation from occurring. We support and advise our patients to help them make informed and appropriate decisions about their skin, health, and body confidence, and we strive to provide the best skin rejuvenation services in the city. To learn more about our skincare treatments and services, or to book your appointment, contact us at 647-615-0223.