What is hyperpigmentation?
If you notice the appearance of tan or even brown or gray patches on your skin, most likely from sun exposure, don’t fret. This is most likely hyperpigmentation, and we can help.
But don’t worry here at Alpharetta laser hair removal and anti-aging we treat hyperpigmentation as well as many other skin conditions. Give us a call today to schedule your FREE Hyperpigmentation removal consultation today at 404-253-2663
Hyperpigmentation is a condition that affects men and women. It affects people of all skin colors and tones but can be more common in darker skin.
Why treat hyperpigmentation?
The most common reasons people treat hyperpigmentation are:
- Promotion of better skin health
- Enhanced self-esteem
- Improved appearance
What you need to know
When the pigment-producing cells of your skin produce too much pigment, this is called melanocytes. This condition is called hyperpigmentation.
With hyperpigmentation, the presence of light to dark brown spots or gray or patches on the skin surface arise, which can appear on any part of the skin.
Most commonly, hyperpigmentation is caused by inflammation or trauma to the skin as well as contact with certain cosmetics, plants, and melasma. When you have trauma such as a cut, burn, or surgical incision or inflammation such as a rash, acne, or severe dryness, this is called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Some medications may cause more widespread hyperpigmentation. Please consult your dermatologist if you are unsure if your current medications are causing hyperpigmentation.
Most cases of hyperpigmentation can be approved once you realize the cause and take the appropriate steps to correct it. Once you find out the cause and have correct it, you can then have your hyperpigmentation treated by our skilled laser treatment specialists. 404-253-2663
Protection is crucial
It’s essential to protect your skin with sunscreen to safeguard from hyperpigmentation.
Treatment begins with a skincare regiment such as sunscreen, daily moisturizers, and possible skin brighteners. Some of the more common skin brighteners include hydroquinone, vitamin C, azelaic acid, tretinoin, and kojic acid.