Hyperpigmentation Treatment

Hyperpigmentation Treatments

What is Hyperpigmentation?

What is Hyper-pigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is the darkening or increase in the natural colour of the skin, usually due to an increased deposition of melanin in the epidermis and/or dermis. Hyperpigmentation is a feature of many different clinical conditions. For example: Freckles, Lentigines, Melasma, Nevus of Hori , Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation and etc.

What causes Hyperpigmentation?

What causes Hyper-pigmentation?

There are a variety of factors that can cause skin pigmentation. It can occur due to skin damage caused by acne or sun exposure. The dark and discoloured spots are caused by the colour of your skin due to a certain amount of melanin. Melanin is a natural pigment that gives your skin, hair, and eyes their unique colour. Your skin may become darker or lighter due to changes in your body’s melanin production.

How to treat Hyperpigmentation?

How to treat Hyper-pigmentation?

There are a number of ways to treat hyperpigmentation, and which one depends on the severity and your treatment goals. At Dr Allan Aesthetics, we take a holistic approach to dealing with Hyperpigmentation. Diagnosing, and then addressing the root cause of the hyperpigmentation is our priority. Depending on the root cause of your hyperpigmentation, we then offer a wide range of treatment options such as topical skincare, oral medication, chemical peels, microneedling and Radiofrequency treatments. These procedures are effective but patient selection is important and they require a course of treatments. It is especially important for patients with skin of colour to seek an experienced medical professional as these treatments can sometimes trigger post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

  1. Topical Skincare – treatments can be very effective at treating various types of pigmentation. Creams containing 2-4% Hydroquinone reduce hyperpigmentation and prevent further discolouration but need to be carefully considered because of the risk of side effects.
  2. Prescription Medications – for more advanced cases of hyperpigmentation, prescription medications might be considered. Prescribed medication such as tranexamic acid works by modulating blood vessels in the skin. Non-prescriptive or supplements that contain antioxidants (vitamin C and glutathione) are also recommended to help prevent the oxidative process that often leads to pigmentation in the skin.
  3. Chemical peels – a classic facial will exfoliate and nourish the skin, but a chemical peel takes this to a deeper level. We use a variety of peel strengths at Dr Allan Aesthetics depending on the type and severity of our patients’ hyperpigmentation. A series of peels are usually needed for better results.
  4. Microneedling – Dermapen4 treatments work to rejuvenate the complexion by creating micro-injuries, resulting in a natural process of your skin creating fresh new collagen and elastin. Melanocytes (pigment-producing cells) are targeted directly, and this repair and corrective process lead to a more even skin tone. After 3 to 5 sessions you’ll be achieving radiant, glowing skin with reduced pigmentation and melasma, plus diminished fine lines and wrinkles as a bonus!
  5. Radiofrequency – the term “radio frequency” refers to the thermal energy that’s delivered to the skin by a device with the intention of causing micro-injuries, which trigger the creation of new collagen. RF treatments can be used on all skin tones and types without the risk of both hyperpigmentation and hypo-pigmentation — This is vital attribute in treating skin conditions such as hyperpigmentation. It is also a rare and versatile attribute that sets it apart from other lasers and broadband light treatments.