Hyperpigmentation is when melanin is overproduced and deposits in areas of the skin causing certain areas to become darker than the surrounding skin. Commonly hyperpigmentation results from sun exposure and damage, or post inflammatory conditions.
Age spots and liver spots are small areas of hyperpigmentation typically caused by years of sun exposure. Melasma is commonly caused by hormonal changes like pregnancy or use of birth control; these spots usually have a larger surface area. Freckles are small spots of hyperpigmentation usually hereditary. Other forms of hyperpigmentation are from post-inflammatory conditions such as acne or scars from skin injury.
Prevention is key in avoiding hyperpigmentation; applying sunscreen before sun exposure and every two hours while in the sun is ideal. If you already suffer from hyperpigmentation there are options to treat the condition. At Pure Bliss Med Spa we offer a variety of treatments to clients in the Atlanta and Sandy Springs area.
- Products: Using a skin lightening and brightening product will erase or minimize areas of hyperpigmentation over time. We offer products containing prescription strength hydroquinone combined with other lightening agents such as kojic acid and arbutin. We also offer products such as Skinceutical’s advanced pigment corrector and Skin Medica’s lytera, which are hydroquinone free yet very effective in treating hyperpigmentation.
- Chemical Peels: We offer customized chemical peels for deep exfoliation of the superficial skin layer. Chemical peels use an acid applied to skin causing resurfacing by removing the outer layer of skin and allowing fresh new skin to appear for a brighter and more even skin complexion.
- Lasers: Lasers and IPL (Intense Pulse Light) will renew the skin by removing or lightening dark spots and hyperpigmentation as well as improving texture, decreasing pore size, and building collagen. Laser targets the area of hyperpigmentation to improve red and brown spots.
- Microneeding- hyperpigmentation typically fades when the skin regenerates itself, especially hyperpigmentation caused by scars and skin injury. Microneedling creates controlled micro-injuries to skin with several tiny needles to stimulate skin regeneration and skin resurfacing. The process uses the bodys own healing ability to give you new flawless skin.
If you are struggling with hyperpigmentation contact Pure Bliss Med Spa in Atlanta, GA for a free consultation. Our Sandy Springs location serves the entire Atlanta and North Atlanta area. Contact us today at (678)515-3653 for a free consultation to find out which treatment combination will meet your goals.