What Causes Hyperpigmentation?
There are several root causes of hyperpigmentation, which include photo damage and sun exposure, inflammation, hormones, illness, medications, and various skin conditions such as acne. Because of this variation of causes, some cases of hyperpigmentation are harder to treat than others.
Hyperpigmentation treatments are more in demand than ever. Our 50-plus age demographic is growing, and so are the various spots, blotches, and other pigment variations common among this age group.
Treatment of hyperpigmentation begins with preventing triggers. If sun damage is the problem, using a broad spectrum sunscreen is needed. If acne is the cause, then addressing the inflammation associated with the acne needs to be treated first. Hormonal changes (such as in pregnancy) may be addressed with a lightening product.
If you or someone you know is seeing unwanted spots on the skin (known as hyperpigmentation), There are several treatments offered at SensAbility, the teaching clinic of Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics, that will help.
There are some natural ingredients that have proven effective when working on hyper-pigmentation. Mandelic Acid, which is derived from bitter almonds, Azeliac Acid, which comes from wild mushrooms, Phytic Acid, from plants, and kakadu plum are alternatives for hyper-pigmentation treatment.
In order to see a difference in the skin, it will require a commitment on your part. Using sunscreen is a MUST! Dark Spot Corrector will help to slow down the melanin production, which is causing the problem. Alternating between chemical exfoliation and microdermabrasion, plus using products at home, such as Dark Spot Corrector and SPF, vitamin C will bring an amazing result.
The process will require patience, but it will work!