Are you looking for the best hyperpigmentation treatment to get rid of discolouration? Here are my top recommendations.
We have all experienced some form of hyperpigmentation at one point or another. Hyperpigmentation refers to the darker patches of skin caused by excess melanin production. It is normal and more common than you think. However, people with darker skin tones are more susceptible to hyperpigmentation and dark spots. But what exactly causes hyperpigmentation?
What causes hyperpigmentation?
While excessive sun exposure without sun protection is the leading cause of hyperpigmentation, there are numerous other reasons that can lead to hyperpigmentation, including:
Genetic predisposition is one of the most common causes of hyperpigmentation. Those with medium, olive, and darker skin tones are more prone to hyperpigmentation because their skin is more likely to tan in response to noxious stimuli. It is a genetic tendency.
- Excessive sun exposure
Excessive sun exposure is the leading cause of hyperpigmentation because it can stimulate melanocytes. When triggered, these cells become hyperactive and begin overproducing melanin. This results in skin pigmentation and sunspots.
- Hormonal fluctuations
Increased skin pigmentation is related to elevated levels of progesterone and, to a lesser extent, oestrogen.
- Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
Inflammation caused by a skin injury, lupus, eczema, or acne can lead to hyperpigmentation. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is more likely to occur in people with darker skin.
What is the best hyperpigmentation treatment?
While anyone can develop hyperpigmentation, fortunately, there are a few effective treatments available to tackle skin discolouration. If you are looking for the best hyperpigmentation treatment to balance out your skin tone, check out these options:
- Carbon peel
The laser carbon peel is one of the best hyperpigmentation treatment options. This fast and painless hyperpigmentation treatment deeply exfoliates your skin. It involves covering the face with liquid carbon and then blasting the carbon with a laser. This non-invasive treatment treats pigmentation and removes dead skin cells, blackheads, and oil from the skin, leaving it even-toned and radiant. Additionally, the collagen and elastin fibres suffer microabrasions. This agitates them, which causes them to begin repairing and thus enhancing the texture of your skin.
- Laser resurfacing
Laser resurfacing, undoubtedly, is the best hyperpigmentation treatment. Laser resurfacing treatment uses targeted light beams to reduce hyperpigmentation. I recommend Q-Switch Laser (specifically designed for tattoo removal) to tackle hyperpigmentation. Since it utilises less heat and energy, this laser treatment does not exacerbate inflammation or pigmentation.
- IPL therapy
IPL therapy is a form of non-ablative (fractional) laser treatment. Also referred to as Photofacial, this hyperpigmentation treatment promotes collagen development in the dermis. It is considered one of the best hyperpigmentation treatment options as it is quick, non-invasive, and does not require any downtime. This hyperpigmentation treatment works by passing an intense light through your skin’s epidermis (the upper layer of skin) to draw out pigment-producing cells while also diffusing the uneven pigment. Our skin’s pigmented cells absorb IPL’s light energy, which is then transformed into heat in the dermis. This heat causes a superficial injury to your skin and destroys the unwanted pigment in your skin.
- Vampire facial
Vampire facial, also known as platelet-rich plasma (PRP), uses your blood to revitalise your skin and treat issues like uneven texture and tone. The regenerative properties of PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) make it an effective hyperpigmentation treatment. PRP, a concentrated blood plasma preparation, contains platelets and regenerative growth factors that encourage the production of collagen and other important skin-supporting proteins as well as the healing of wounds. If you want an even-toned, clear complexion, try PRP at ISAAC Luxe.
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