What is Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation including sun spots, acne scars, brown spots, and even the dreaded ‘pregnancy mask’. These patches of darker skin happen when melanin, which produces your normal skin color, creates heavier deposits in your skin. Typically, these spots are usually harmless, they can make us self-conscious and give anyone an older look…who wants that! If you are ready for a youthful glow and to get rid of sun spots or brown & red spots, here’s what you need to know…

The Cause

The cause of hyperpigmentation can be many different factors. The biggest cause is sun exposure. Exposure to the sun triggers the skins production of melanin, which can give you a lovely glow but also leads to sun spots. Be sure to always wear sunscreen to protect yourself from the suns harmful rays which could lead to skin cancers. Hormonal changes can also trigger melasma giving a woman the ‘pregnancy mask’. Not only pregnant women suffer from hyperpigmentation, but hormonal changes such as taking birth control can also cause dark spots. Acne scars are also a common cause for hyperpigmentation, when there is trauma or inflammation for the skin.

Prevention

Sometimes hyperpigmentation is just unavoidable, however you can guard yourself as best as possible. Wear sunscreen always, even on a cloudy day. Ensure your sunscreen has a UVA/UVB protection with a high SPF rating. This will help prevent hyperpigmentation. You can also wear a hat, sunglasses and shade yourself from the sun as much as possible. When it comes to acne, try to seek the advice of a dermatologist and whatever you do don’t irritate your skin by picking pimples and harming your skin. The scaring and inflammation from acne can cause hyperpigmentation. Be sure to use a gentle exfoliant 1-2 times per week to help remove dead skin cells and renew your skin. Also, use a daily moisturize to help calm skin and prevent irritation.

Effective Treatment for Hyperpigmentation

At Level Up Med Spa we offer treatments, such as an IPL Laser Facial, to help reduce or even eliminate the appearance of hyperpigmentation. Through our thorough personalized consultation, we can help determine the best treatment option for you. Call us today at (978) 409-0126.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.