about Hyperpigmentation is a skin condition that causes dark patches or spots to appear on the skin. This darkening is due to excess production of melanin, the pigment that controls skin color. Hyperpigmentation is common, especially if you have darker skin. Acne, hormonal changes, aging, and sun exposure can all trigger hyperpigmentation.

There are several types of hyperpigmentation, the common ones being melasma, sunspots, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

Melasma - Melasma is believed to be caused by hormonal changes and may develop during pregnancy. Areas of hyperpigmentation can appear on any area of the body, but they appear most commonly on the stomach and face.

Sunspots - Also called liver spots or solar lentigines, sunspots are common. They’re related to excess sun exposure over time. Generally, they appear as spots on areas exposed to the sun, like the hands and face.

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation - This is a result of injury or inflammation to the skin. A common cause of this type is acne.

At-home treatment

Proper at home care is critical in the management of hyperpigmentation, hence we have carefully selected medical grade skin care products we believe are the most highly effective in providing advanced treatment results. Book your free consultation with one of our Skin Specialists to find out which products are best or you.

The following ingredients are proven effective in treatment of hyperpigmentation.

Hydroquinone - Hydroquinone is a skin-lightening agent. It bleaches the skin, which can be helpful when treating different forms of hyperpigmentation. Hydroquinone must be used with caution and only under the supervision of a health care professional.

Vitamin C - Vitamin C can reduce hyperpigmentation by blocking melanin production. Vitamin C blocks tyrosinase, an enzyme your body uses to produce melanin, making it a natural skin brightener. Vitamin C is also a potent antioxidant, which means it protects skin cells from further damage either from the sun or outside pollutants.

Niacinamide - Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3, which is involved in cell metabolism. Niacinamide can interrupt the process of cell pigmentation, thereby brightening the skin. It can also be used to treat acne, which can help prevent future hyperpigmentation or scarring.

Arbutin - Arbutin comes from dried blueberry, bearberry, or pear tree leaves. Arbutin is considered to be a natural form of hydroquinone and it may be just as effective. When used over time, arbutin may also be more effective than other natural ingredients, such as Kojic acid.

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In-Clinic Treatments

Brown and red spots, sunspots, age spots, melasma, brown, pink or red scars, post inflammatory or post-traumatic hyperpigmentation, excessive redness, broken capillaries and facial veins will all be eliminated or dramatically reduced safely with our multiple treatment modalities.

Your skin deserves the latest aesthetic treatment innovation, like the PicoWay Resolve and Resolve Fusion. Powered by advanced picosecond technology, it helps reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation safer and faster than ever before with little or no downtime.

During your initial consultation one of our talented Skin Specialists will perform a detailed skin analysis and discuss your health history before recommending a customized treatment program.

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