What is Hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation is one of the five most common skin concerns for women. It is a harmless response to UV exposure, injury, and inflammatory skin conditions. Nevertheless, these pesky brown spots and patches make our skin look blotchy, hindering us from achieving that perfect skin we desire.
What causes Hyperpigmentation?
UV exposureThe main culprit of hyperpigmentation issues is regular UV exposure. Exposure to UV radiation triggers melanin production in your skin, which is a protective response to help you avoid skin damage. Melanin absorbs the energy from UX rays to shield your skin cells. It also has anti-oxidative properties! However, if you get regular sun exposure without taking sufficient precautions to protect your skin from the harmful effects of UV radiation, your melanin production goes into overdrive. The resulting widespread deposits of melanosomes causes pigment patches to appear on frequently exposed areas like your cheeks, foreheads, and arms. Freckles and aging spots are typical examples of sun-induced pigmentation.
Hormonal imbalanceHormonal changes due to pregnancy, disease, or certain medications can result in uneven melanosome deposits known as melasma, which results from an interplay of genes, UV exposure, and various hormonal factors. Melasma can occur in men too. In many cases, melasma clears up after you stop the aggravating medication after your baby is delivered. But many patients have patches that persist.
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentationIf you had some form of inflammatory damage to your skin, such as severe acne, burns, scratches, cuts, and other traumas, melanin deposits would have developed and led to some pigmentation. These pigmentation marks are part of the skin’s reparative process, but the issue is that they often remain even after the skin has healed. Their appearance ranges from pink to brown, and they can take months to fade. In some cases, they do not disappear completely. Asians tend to be more susceptible to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Additionally, the risk factor is much higher after agitative treatments that use strong chemicals or laser peels.
Treating Hyperpigmentation with SkinScienceTo treat hyperpigmentation, you’ll need to be patient and use a few methods. It’s a long game because we need to gradually remove the pigment and increase skin cell generation. But we’re sure the results are worth it! Our facial treatments heal your skin in a holistic way with these 4 key steps:
- Create conditions for stronger skin renewal
- Disperse pigment deposits
- Suppress melanin production
- Protect the skin from further damage
Skin Brightening FacialThis facial treatment exfoliates the skin and strengthens the skin’s ability to generate new cells. To even out your skin tone and lighten pigmented patches, we apply skin-friendly nutrients such as Vitamin C, Arbutin, and Angelica Root. Next, we use red LED-light to prevent excessive inflammation and melanin production. Finally, we recommend that you use lotions that contain Sunscreen, Ceramides, and PGA to seal and hydrate your skin as you go about your daily activities. With regular treatment, your skin will become brighter and more radiant as pigmented areas lighten significantly.
Picocare Skin Brightening and Spot Removal for more severe casesFor more serious issues such as the widespread presence of melasma and stubborn spots, you have the option of opting for Picocare Laser treatment instead. This treatment breaks down deep-seated pigments into smaller fragments, which speeds up the body’s process of clearing melanin deposits. Dark skinspots due to acne scars and UV damage are cleanly removed and the skin is smoothened. Our Picolaser treatment essentially rejuvenates, lightens, and tightens your skin all at once. You’ll walk away with fair, taut, and plumped up skin!
- Deep pore irrigation and micro-massage with Venus Glow
- Gentle exfoliation with Amaros Oriental Herbal Peeling Powder
- Derma electroporation (AD3 DEP) infusion of Vitamin C, Arbutin or Glutathione
- RedLED therapy to reduce inflammation and rejuvenate the skin
- Amaros face-lifting massage
- Hydrating mask
- Relaxing head and shoulder massage
- Toner, moisturizer, and sunscreen
Duration: 90 mins
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