It strikes without warning. The once even, beautiful skin on your face now has an unfamiliar dull shadow. At first you think it must be the lighting or perhaps dirt on your face, and then it hits you… these are permanent spots known as hyperpigmentation to professionals. Hyperpigmentation is the 2ndlargest skin concern for women and men in the US and one that affects over 30 million people worldwide.
What Is Hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation is a common, usually harmless condition in which patches of skin become darker in color than the normal surrounding skin. This darkening occurs when an excess of melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin color, forms deposits.
Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for this condition, although there are several treatments and products that can help contain the problem by minimizing the appearance of pigmentation.
In-office Treatment Options
There are several in-office options available to treat pigmentation:
PhotoFacial: the most popular treatment for pigmentation. How it works is a beam of light brings spots to the surface and causes them to gently slough off. It’s a great option, but be prepared to have redness, maybe minor swelling and a darkening of the pigmentation a few days after the treatment.
VI Peel : A peel uses acids to cause your skin to turn over and peel off the top layers of skin containing pigmentation (imagine a snake losing it’s skin) Depending on the peel, you may peel up to 3-5 days along with redness.
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Please give us a call at 901-388-8887 to schedule a free consultation with our medical aestheticians to discuss which option is best for you .