Contributor: ……, Reviewed by Dr. Justin Harper, MD
With the wisdom of age, comes aesthetic side effects such as skin wrinkle sag, change in skin tone, and more. Skin issues related to texture or tone, can be improved if they are identified properly, especially hyperpigmentation.
So first let’s understand what are we dealing with here!
What is hyperpigmentation and how to fix it?
It is a common skin condition which occurs when the skin produces more melanin. Melanin is the pigment which gives color to the skin. So when the pigment production is higher certain skin areas appear darker.
The appearance of dark spots, freckles, melasma, and dark circles under the eyes are a cause of concern for many patients. Hormone changes, sun exposure, cuts, burns, acne scarring are a few potential side effects of it.
By the end of this article, you will know the three modern remedies of hyperpigmentation.
Remedy #1: Removal of the oldest dead skin through exfoliation
Skin discoloration occurs in dead cells on the skin’s surface. To reveal the fresh and even-toned skin beneath an exfoliant is required to clean the dead cells. Furthermore, any product that contains “hydroquinone” will prevent melanin production in the skin cells.
Hydroquinone is present in many over the counter products at 2% concentration. For more complete correction, 4% hydroquinone can be prescribed by doctors.
Medical-grade skin care brands such as Obagi also have products which are complete. These products can be purchased at your dermatologist or a medspa.
Remedy #2: Cosmetic treatments at Juvly
Cosmetic treatments provide excellent results for lightening the uneven pigment. They also provide anti-aging benefits such as smoothing fine lines and skin tightening.
Remedy #3: Be proactive about the condition
Use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to protect the skin from becoming darker. To prevent it from forming after an injury, avoid picking at spots, scabs, and acne.
Juvly offers medical-grade products that shield the skin from external causes of hyperpigmentation. We also offer procedures as mentioned above to help treat this condition.
These procedures are for both patients suffering from genetic skin pigmentation as well as who simply want to improve their skin tone.