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Hyperpigmentation 101

Updated: Apr 5

In this post, I want to simplify the explanation of this condition, to ensure you understand it and what some of your treatment options are.

What is Hyperpigmentation?

Simply put, it is when an area of the skin develops dark patches that are darker than the surrounding skin.

What areas of the body can be affected by hyperpigmentation?

Any area of the body can be affected by hyperpigmentation. The face, hands, arms, back, legs or folds of the skin.

Are there different types of hyperpigmentation? Yes.

  • Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (Trauma) - Acne scarring, burns, bug bites, injury or allergic reaction to the skin.

  • Melasma

  • Sun damage

What are some common causes of hyperpigmentation?

  • Sun Exposure

  • Skin Inflammation

  • Hormonal Imbalances

  • Genetics

  • Medication Use

What are my professional treatment options?

We believe there is no cookie cutter way to treat hyperpigmentation. Some times it can be as simple as one treatment type and other times varied modalities and services to meet the goal of clear skin.

  • Chemical Peels

  • Micro needling

  • Laser Resurfacing

  • IPL (intense Pulse Light)

  • Cryotherapy

We specialize in reversing hyperpigmentation. We have several

treatment options available. Feel free to contact us to schedule your options in depth.

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