What is Hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation is any patch of skin that is darker than the normal surrounding skin. This darkening effect is a common condition occurring when an excess of melanin forms deposits in the skin. You will most likely see these patches or age spots on areas of the skin that receive the most sun exposure. (i.e. face, chest, arms, hands, lower legs and shoulders)
Hormonal Hyperpigmentation, also known as melasma, is also triggered by sun exposure. Melasma is a common skin condition that usually shows itself in women during child bearing years. While we are unsure of why exactly one gets melasma, there has been a direct correlation between sun exposure, pregnancy and/or birth control pills leading up to its diagnosis and condition.
Schedule a consulation with Amanda to discuss the best treatment option for you.
Using the right products with specific ingredients will help inhibit or fade pigmented areas and brown spots.
SkinMedica Total Defense + Repair SPF 34 -protects skin from sun damage and prevents aging due to chronic exposure to infrared light. Using an advanced antioxidant complex, this restorative formula goes beyond UVA and UVB protection, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improving the skin’s texture and evening skin tone. Slightly tinted or clear, this lightweight formula also provides sheer coverage for a smooth, polished complexion.
DermaLuma-Promotes skin brightening and even skin tone, promote skin’s natural ability to retain moisture and protect skin, stimulates collagen and elastin synthesis so that vital skin cells are restructured to their maximum capacity and accelerated skin renewal resurfaces the skin without the need for cosmetic surgery. 20% off through September
Lighten Up– Lightens troublesome brown spots, inhibits the production of excess pigment, and helps prevents further damage by Ultraviolet radiation. 20% off through September
Extreme Lightening Masque– this overnight, hydrating anti-aging mask that evens skin tone and lightens brown spots. 20% off through September.
The Asarch Center offers customized treatment plans for each of our patients to deliver safe, natural and proven results.
VI Peel– is a unique blend of Salicylic Acid, Retinoic Acid, Phenol, and Vitamin C to deliver powerful results on the face as well as the neck, hands and chest. This peel is safe to use on a wide range of ethnic skin types, from the lightest to the darkest of skin colors. This peel is ideal for patients with hyperpigmentation, sun damage, acne, acne scarring and early signs of aging.
Intense pulsed light (IPL)– intense pulsed light treatments work well, give quick results and are a great price point. At the Asarch Center we offer Intense Pulsed Light which delivers energy to target and destroy vascular and pigmented lesions. Consider IPL to minimize pigmented lesions associated with acne, fade age spots, spider veins, facial vessels, treat rosacea, and lessen sun damage.
Sublative – uses the power of fractionated bi-polar radiofrequency (also known as gentle energy currents) to deeply penetrate the skin and stimulate collagen production beneath the surface, while keeping the outer layer of skin intact. Usually a series of 3 treatments 4-6 weeks apart will provide you with the best results.