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Hyperpigmentation Treatment

What is Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation occurs when Melanocytes produce more pigment than required. Pigment is our biological sun protection and is made by melanocytes that are based in the basal layer of our skin.

How is Hyperpigmentation formed?

Hyperpigmentation occurs when these melanocytes are

  • Damaged by UV radiation,
  • Stressed due to hormonal fluctuations
  • Activated by trauma

How did I get Hyperpigmentation?

Over-exposure to the sun by inadequate UV protection is the biggest cause of Hyperpigmentation. Hormonal fluctuations such as Acne or Menopause can also be a factor. In addition, trauma to the skin – such as, a cut of scar – could lead to hyperpigmentation.

Who can get Hyperpigmentation? And, When could I get Hyperpigmentation?

Anybody can get Hyperpigmentation at any stage in their life, from early childhood right up to old age.  Usually the cause of Hyperpigmentation will differ.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I get Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is most common on the face, though can occur anywhere on the body.

Are there different types of Hyperpigmentation?

Yes! These can include Melasma, Photodamage and Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH).  

How do you get rid of Hyperpigmentation?

There are lots of different ways to help improve Hyperpigmentation though it helps to determine the cause first.

You can use these basic steps to help:

  1. Exfoliate to lift pigmentation and stimulate new skin cell growth,
  2. Prevent the formation of new pigmentation,
  3. Protect against UV rays.

How do I know if I have Hyperpigmentation?

At Dr Aesthetica, our skin specialist will be able to help support you.  Hyperpigmentation will present as dark patches or spots which do not disappear. They can appear to gradually get darker over time especially when exposed to UV light.  They can be irregular in colour, shape and size.  A skin specialist will be able to help with this if you are unsure.

What can I do to help my Hyperpigmentation?

There are several things that can be done which include topical and oral medications. Though, some patients may choose not to have medical intervention with Hyperpigmentation. This is where Skin Peels, Microneedling and strategic homecare can really help.

What else do I need to know?

There is very little downtime with Skin Peels and Microneedling, though this will be discussed with you. An aftercare kit is given post treatment which is to be used as instructed.

Treatment for hyperpigmentation: Microneedling/ Skin peels/ Homecare

Depending on the severity and type of pigmentation (for example brown spots, discolouration and uneven skin tone) it can be treated with Microneedling, skin peels and/or homecare.

Hyperpigmentation can also include photo damage, melasma and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH)

Pigmentation is a natural colour of a person’s skin and it is related to melanin production.

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