Do you suffer from hyperpigmentation? Don’t worry; you are not alone. People all over the world suffer from excess melanin production, and luckily, there are some easy ways to correct this common issue.
What is Hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation is when the skin produces too much melanin, which can be caused by scarring, acne, sun damage, and even hormone fluctuation. This increase in production leads to overactive pigmentation.
Skin Lightening Creams
Skin lightening creams are a common first way to correct hyperpigmentation at home. These over-the-counter topical creams use ingredients such as hydroquinone, licorice extract, and vitamin B-3 to decrease the appearance of uneven pigmentation. It is not uncommon for people to experience less than stellar results using these creams. That’s because these OTC products can only go so far. Oftentimes, a professional treatment is needed to really address the issue.
A common way to rid the face of cosmetic impurities is to use a chemical peel. They work by stripping the top layers of the skin to reveal the younger, healthier skin underneath that isn’t as affected by the hyperpigmentation.
We often associate laser treatments with hair removal and other uses, but they also work wonders to correct hyperpigmentation. Treatments are performed in the comfort of our office by trained professionals, and the laser energy is carefully controlled in order to ensure precision and patient comfort.
Intense Pulse Light Therapy
It may sound futuristic, but intense pulse light therapy is an effective laser treatment that can be used to decrease hyperpigmentation. Intense pulse light therapy usually requires multiple sessions to achieve the desired results. Patients love intense pulse light therapy because sometimes it can help reduce fine lines and even help shrink enlarged pores.
Contact Us to Get Started
When you want to correct hyperpigmentation, it is important to note that different skin tones respond better to different treatments. For example, if you have a darker complexion, you may want to opt for certain treatments over others. It all depends on the unique situation, and that’s why we always customize our treatments.
Whether you live in Spokane, Liberty Lake, Coeur d’ Alene, or the surrounding area, if you decide you’re ready to correct your hyperpigmentation, the experts at Sarah Hamilton Face are here to help. Contact us today to schedule your consultation at our office in Liberty Lake. We look forward to speaking with you and discussing your treatment goals!