There are many forms of hyperpigmentation such as sun damage and melasma. Both conditions leave the skin looking unevenly toned. Common factors that contribute to hyperpigmentation are sun exposure, pregnancy, and skin trauma. Sun damage causes the cells on your skin to produce more melanin in order to protect itself from the sun rays. Often patients who like to tan their skin using UV beds have higher incidence of hyperpigmentation. This is why at Dream Med Spa, we stress the use of SPF products to protect your skin from damage. Hormonal factors can also cause hyperpigmentation, especially melasma in pregnant patients. Acne is also a factor in hyperpigmentation because of the healing process induced from the bacteria present under the skin. The severity of this depends on the duration of acne being present and the variability in the acne scarring.
At Dream Med Spa, our experts have the means to treat hyperpigmentation and make your skin evenly balanced and properly toned. During your consultation with one of our physicians, you will be guided as to which option is most ideal for your goals.
The following options are commonly used for treating hyperpigmentation: