Beautiful skin is a much sought-after commodity and has been since the dawn of humanity. A classic barrier to beautiful skin is uneven skin tone in the form of either redness or hyperpigmentation.
Hyperpigmentation is a medical term that healthcare professionals use to describe patches of skin that are darker than the rest of your skin.
The condition itself is not harmful, although it can be a symptom of an underlying medical problem. For the most part, though, hyperpigmentation is harmless and can occur throughout the body.
One of the common causes of hyperpigmentation is the excessive production of melanin.
Melanin is a pigment that lends color to the skin and is produced by skin cells called melanocytes.
There are many different types of hyperpigmentation, but three of the most common types include:
Melasma is thought to be caused by changes in your hormones. In a lot of cases, melasma develops during pregnancy. With melasma, hyperpigmentation can appear anywhere on the body, but it appears most often on the face and stomach.
Sunspots are sometimes called liver spots. These are related to excessive sun exposure. Sunspots tend to appear as spots on areas of your skin that have been exposed to the sun, such as your hands and face.
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is the result of inflammation or an injury to the skin. It is typically caused by acne.
Hyperpigmentation presents as darkened areas of the skin. These darkened areas can look like spots or patches. They vary in size and shape and can develop anywhere on your body.
In some cases, you may not be able to prevent hyperpigmentation. For example, naturally darker skin is more prone to the condition. However, there are some risk factors you should know about so you can do your best to protect your skin.
Some things that increase the risk of hyperpigmentation include:
Inflammation is one of the most common reasons for developing hyperpigmentation since it can increase melanin production. In addition, sun exposure is the most common cause of hyperpigmentation because the more you are exposed to the sun, the more your skin is at risk of increased pigmentation.
There are many types of hyperpigmentation treatment options available. The treatment you receive may depend on the type of hyperpigmentation you have. It may also depend on whether your hyperpigmentation is caused by an underlying medical condition.
One of the best hyperpigmentation treatments is NeoSkin by Aerolase.
NeoSkin by Aerolase is considered one of the most popular hyperpigmentation treatment options because it is available to patients of all skin types. The NeoSkin helps patients achieve clear, even skin by addressing the various factors that contribute to hyperpigmentation.
Aerolase NeoSkin treatment relies on laser technology to help treat hyperpigmentation in the skin.
NeoSkin targets melanin and hemoglobin present in the dermal and epidermal layers of your skin to clear out brown pigment while suppressing inflammation and clearing vascular lesions.
The laser energy from the NeoSkin prompts your skin to produce more collagen, which is a protein that helps heal wounds in your body. Collagen production is one of your body’s natural responses to perceived damage.
Since the laser breaks up melanin deposits in your skin, your body flags this activity as damage, even though no actual damage is being done to surrounding skin and tissue. Increased collagen production will help your skin become healthier, clearer, and more glowing.
The NeoSkin laser is also able to safely and effectively reduce sebum production in your skin and destroy the p. acnes bacteria, both of which contribute to hyperpigmentation-causing inflammation.
NeoSkin treatments usually last anywhere between 15 and 20 minutes, depending on the conditions the treatment is addressing and how large the treatment site is.
At Glo & Spa-rkle Aesthetics and MedSpa, when you come in for a hyperpigmentation treatment with Aerolase, we’ll have you lay back on the treatment table and relax. And that’s all you have to do!
While you’re relaxing, our team will begin the treatment process, which is safe, effective, and tolerable regardless of skin type. We usually perform the treatments without any skin cooling or topical anesthetics because of how comfortable NeoSkin treatment is.
There’s no downtime needed after treatment. You can immediately resume your routine. That’s why this is one of the best hyperpigmentation treatments out there.
Melasma and hyperpigmentation are complex, multifactorial conditions. They involve your epidermal melanin, vasculature, and dermal melanin. Melasma often requires a complex treatment regimen to achieve the desired clearance results and prevent a recurrence.
Luckily, NeoSkin was designed with melasma treatment in mind and has a high success rate.
In general, you will receive anywhere from three to six hyperpigmentation treatments, which will be spread out over the course of several weeks. The reason space is needed between treatments is to give your skin the opportunity to start its natural healing cycle.
The way your skin responds to treatment will allow our team to gauge the success of the treatments and determine whether any adjustments are needed.
To learn more about hyperpigmentation treatments, contact the team of experts at Glo & Spa-rkle Aesthetics and MedSpa in Lubbock, TX.
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