Hyperpigmentation is a darkening of the pigment in an area of skin caused by the overproduction of melanin. It can affect any part of the body, including the face, hands, and neck.
Hyperpigmentation is a common condition and usually harmless. However, for cosmetic reasons, it can be a nuisance to those who have it.
It can also affect anyone, but is more prevalent among certain ethnic groups, for example Asian, Mediterranean, African, or Latin.
What causes hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation is the result of an abnormally high concentration, in certain areas of the skin, of melanin-producing melanocytes.
This may be due to:
- overexposure to the sun
- picking at the skin
- hormonal changes
- certain medications, such as antibiotics, hormone treatments, and anti-seizure drugs
- inflammation and skin injuries.
Treatments for hyperpigmentation
The treatments we offer for hyperpigmentation combine topical treatments with iS Clinical® specially-prescribed cosmeceuticals and micro-needling.
iS Clinical® products for hyperpigmentation are formulated with pharmaceutical-grade, botanical ingredients. They work synergistically and safely with skin cells to gradually lighten and even the appearance of pigmentation.
The iS Clinical Hyperpigmentation Regime includes products that address overproduction of melanin, encourage exfoliation, and provide sun protection. Broad-spectrum UV sun protection is of particular importance for treating this condition and to prevent it reoccurring.
You will need a full consultation with the practitioner, before starting this treatment, to discuss your in-clinic and at-home treatment regime.
Micro-needling is a non-invasive procedure that uses tiny needles, rolled over or punched into the skin, to encourage healing through collagen production.
Micro-needling also helps the skin to absorb cosmeceuticals or prescribed treatments, making them more effective.
For hyperpigmentation, we usually recommend a course of treatments to produce the best results.
For more information about treatments for hyperpigmentation, and to book your consultation with one of our specialists, please contact us at Dr MediSpa.