According to recent market reports, the US is leading and dominating the global market for treatments related to hyperpigmentation. What is hyperpigmentation and are there different types of it? In this Charmed Medispa beauty blog, hyperpigmentation will be explained with recommendations for treatments.
The most common type of hyperpigmentation is sun damage. This type of hyperpigmentation manifests with freckles, sun spots and blotchy skin. It is also a huge indicator of the aging process. Sun spots and excessive pigmentation occur in response to being over exposed to radiation from the sun and the spot itself is a protection method for the skin. Believe it or not, the spot acts like an umbrella to protect the skin under the spot from the harmful UV rays. Skin can become more rough and leatherly looking. How can sun damage be rectified? The most obvious is avoiding sun exposure and staying in the shade. Protection from the sun with sun shirts and SPF is a must. The ZO Skin Health line has incredible products to combat sun damage and to repair the skin. ZO Skin Health can create newer, fresher and healthy skin cells again. A popular treatment for sun damage is Intense Pulsed Light or IPL. IPL is a light source that can magically remove sun spots without flaking of the skin or downtime. The most popular time to have IPL is now. IPL can dramatically improve sun spots, redness and uneven skin tones.
Melasma also known as pregnancy mask is another common form of hyperpigmentation. This type of excess pigmentation is very different from sun damage because it can be caused by hormones, heat, thyroid issues, as well as sun exposure. This type of pigmentation looks more like islands or little pools of hyperpigmentation. Melasma is more common in darker skin patients. Melasma can be combined with sun damage. The treatment for melasma is vastly different than sun damage alone. Melasma responds best to using a very precise ZO Skin Health program that is designed to treat this specific skin care condition. Melasma needs to be managed with our skin care professional so that she can walk you through the program which leads to ultimate success. Melasma also can benefit from chemical peels like the ViPeel or the ZO Skin Health 123 Step peel after your skin has been conditioned and strengthened with products. At Charmed Medispa, we do not offer IPL for melasma. There are some risks associated with treating melasma with IPL.
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is an common cause of hyperpigmentation and affects over 50% of people of color. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) often shows up as dark spots as a response to a skin injury like bug bits, scratches, ingrown hairs or acne. PIH is created from pooling of excessive pigmentation and usually does improve with skin care products and chemical peels
No matter what type of hyperpigmentation you have, our trained staff will guide you on the right course of action to improve your concerns. We are proud to serve our Delaware community with the right treatments on the right person at the right time. We also offer microneedling, Botox and fillers, skin tightening, and hydrafacials. Check out our five star med spa reviews and our gallery of our results. Call for a consult 302-273-2827.