Ways To Treat Hyperpigmentation

If you have dark patches or spots of skin on your face or elsewhere on your body, you may feel embarrassed and confused about what to do about the situation. Hyperpigmentation is an issue that many people deal with, whether it is a single spot or the condition is widespread. However, hyperpigmentation is not a hopeless issue. There are many skin pigmentation treatments that can help you deal with and reduce your struggles with hyperpigmentation. Get to know some of these treatment options so you can be sure you are doing everything you can to get rid of the dark spots on your skin as soon as possible. 


One of the treatment options available for hyperpigmentation is known as microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion is a minimally-invasive skin treatment that can be performed in a plastic surgeon or dermatologist's office. This treatment involves a few steps. 

The first step is to apply a solution to the skin that contains many small crystals. These crystals are designed to exfoliate the skin. Your doctor will then run a small machine over the surface of your skin, gently rubbing those crystals into the surface of the skin. This removes the top layers of skin from the face or body. These top layers of skin contain some or all of the overly pigmented skin cells. Because of this, microdermabrasion can improve the appearance of those dark spots and can even do away with those that are not as deep in nature. 

Laser Skin Treatments

One of the most popular options in skincare today is the use of lasers to treat skin conditions. For hyperpigmentation, lasers can be used in several ways. Intense pulsed light (IPL) is one such treatment. In this treatment light energy is pulsed onto the skin, targeting areas that are most pigmented. The light energy breaks up the pigmented cells, triggering the body to then dissolve them. 

Laser resurfacing is another treatment option for hyperpigmentation. This skin resurfacing technique uses continuous exposure to light energy rather than exposure to small pulses. This is used more often for those people that have extensive hyperpigmentation either in surface area or in the darkness of the pigmentation compared to their normal skin tone. The laser penetrates the skin more deeply than IPL treatments and will create tiny micro-injuries to the pigmented skin cells. The body will heal those injuries by removing the damaged pigmented skin cells and replacing them with normally pigmented cells. 

Now that you know some of the treatment options available to you for your hyperpigmentation, you can contact a skincare professional, such as those at Essential Life Laser Skin Care Clinic, right away to get more information. 

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After participating in a study abroad program for six months in a third-world area, I realized that my skin had really taken a hit. It was sun damaged, dull-looking, and incredibly weathered. I knew that I needed to spend some time sprucing it up, so I met with a dermatologist. The doctor was really nice, and he talked with me about all of the options that might work well for me. I ended up getting a mild skin peel, and then treating my skin with gentle moisturizers. It really made me feel confident after returning home. This blog is all about skin care that really works.