Hyperpigmentation Treatment Specialist Q&A
Hyperpigmentation can occur often with aging, and sun damage. If you have noticed dark spots, and other skin concerns that you want to work on, our hyperpigmentation treatment offered in Lake Zurich, IL may be for you! Call our clinic today or schedule an appointment online!
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How do you treat hyperpigmentation?
What causes hyperpigmentation?
How can you tell if hyperpigmentation is permanent?
Hyperpigmentation is a fairly common condition that gives the skin dark patches or areas. Extra melanin in the skin causes these patches or spots to take on a brown, black, red, pink, or gray look. These aren’t painful, but they can make people a little self-conscious. Some lifestyle changes and treatments can help reduce the look of hyperpigmentation.
Hyperpigmentation is diagnosed by a healthcare provider. To make the diagnosis, they will ask about your medical history. They will ask when the discoloration started and what medications you may be taking. The doctor will examine your skin in normal light and under ultraviolet light. They will likely order blood tests to check on hormones, vitamins, iron, and thyroid function. A biopsy may be taken to check for abnormal skin cells.
The treatment you get for hyperpigmentation will depend on the reasons for it. A doctor may recommend avoiding sun damage. They may want you to stop taking medications that may be the cause. They may suggest taking vitamins if you are shown to be lacking those.
There are also other treatments that you can get that are readily available and have very good results. Chemical peels can help lighten the skin and leave you looking a little younger. Laser skin resurfacing is another very helpful option. Chemical peels and laser skin therapy can reduce wrinkles and scars as they even out your skin color. They can tighten your skin by promoting collagen growth.
Cara Mia MedSpa has a team of medical professionals, laser technicians and estheticians who can help you treat hyperpigmentation. We have options that can work for you. Give us a call to find out how we can help.
Hyperpigmentation is caused by different factors. The main cause is the extra production of melanin that happens when skin cells are damaged or unhealthy. The melanin can clump which will make the area look darker.
Factors that can cause hyperpigmentation:
– Adrenal disorders, like Addison’s disease
– Hormonal changes like puberty or pregnancy
– Injuries to the skin, like cuts, burns, or acne
– Medications are a common cause of hyperpigmentation, especially as people get older
– Melasma happens when there is the overproduction of cells that make the color of your skin
– Insufficiency of certain vitamins, like B12 and folic acid.
– Sun damage
– Thyroid disorders
Doctors are not sure why some hyperpigmentation remains longer at times. Hyperpigmentation acne is one of the causes of longer-term or permanent hyperpigmentation. This happens when a dark spot appears where a pimple has disappeared. It is more common in people with darker skin coloration.
Hyperpigmentation acne can fade over time, but if the spots are deep, they could be permanent. Topical and surgical therapies can help speed the fading process, but it could take months to years for that fading to happen.
Dark spots can appear on the skin after a pimple goes away because the skin produces extra melanin. The hyperpigmentation lesions happen in the dermis, the layer beneath the epidermis. These will appear blue-gray in color. Doctors are not sure what causes the different intensities of hyperpigmentation and further study is needed to understand this.
Dermatologists recommend that if acne is the cause of hyperpigmentation, then people need to manage acne to prevent its appearance. If the acne is difficult to manage, Cara Mia MedSpa has some treatments to help alleviate acne and rejuvenate skin.
Dermatologists also suggest that treating hyperpigmentation early can be very beneficial. Early treatment will likely speed up the process of fading. The spots may fade over time on their own. But it could take 6 to 12 months for this to happen.
Since this form of hyperpigmentation is deeper in the skin, it is more difficult to treat. Chemical peels, laser treatments, and other forms of rejuvenating procedures can improve the look and speed the healing of hyperpigmentation.
Cara Mia MedSpa is dedicated to value and service. The licensed specialists promise that each customer will get the attention they need. They can help treat hyperpigmentation to give you clear and more even-looking skin. We have options and help you find the one that will work best for you. We serve clients from Lake Zurich IL, Barrington IL, Kildeer IL, Tower Lakes IL, Deer Park IL, and Hawthorn Woods IL.
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