Hyperpigmentation Treatment Specialist Q&A
Hyperpigmentation can occur often with aging, and sun damage. If you have noticed dark spots, and other skin concerns that you want to work on, our hyperpigmentation treatment offered in Toledo, OH may be for you! Call our clinic today or schedule an appointment online!
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What is the most effective treatment for hyperpigmentation?
What do estheticians recommend for hyperpigmentation?
How long does it take for hyperpigmentation to fade?
How can I remove pigmentation permanently?
One of the most effective treatments for hyperpigmentation is our 8-week skincare program known as TCA peels. This program needs patient commitment as it includes a combination of at-home skincare and in-office treatments, this is done to provide the highest quality results for hyperpigmentation while repairing sun-damaged skin.
The 8 weeks during the program will involve a customized chemical peel with at-home skincare steps which will help to gradually treat the skin.
The benefits of a hyperpigmentation treatment include:
• Lightening any superficial melisma, hyperpigmented areas, age spots, and acne marks
• Breaking out with acne is reduced with this treatment, as well as the accumulated dead skin cells which occur with acne is removed
• Helps to brighten the skin
• Improves the overall skin tone of the client
• Enhances the client’s collagen production
• Reduces any wrinkles and fine lines
Our estheticians often recommend one of two cosmetic skin treatments for hyperpigmentation, these services are de-pigmentation treatment, and chemical peels.
De-pigmentation treatment is an effective treatment to help hyperpigmentation, it includes an 8-week skincare program which is known as our TCA peels. This program will need clients to be committed to their skincare routine to help their skin change for the better.
This treatment showcases the maximum results with the treatment of certain skin conditions like hyperpigmentation, repairing sun damage, and melasma.
The first week of the TCA peel treatment is a consultation as well as an analysis, and during this time, the skin will begin prepping for the first peel. During weeks two, three, and four, a total of three different types of chemical peels will be applied, one per week, and this is to target a different step within the process Weeks five, six, and seven focus on resting the skin to allow it to heal, during this time, the at-home skincare process is focused on ensuring the skin is healing properly and adapting the skin. Week eight is the last week of the TCA de-pigmentation peel, it focuses on the gradual process and change of the skin, one last peel is applied to finish off the entire treatment.
Hyperpigmentation occurs when dark spots begin to appear in place of acne that has previously disappeared. Clients with darker skin tones are at a higher risk of developing hyperpigmentation scars. While hyperpigmentation may fade acne over time; however, the original spots are deep, it can cause permanent scars.
Our estheticians will review the skin to provide recommendations based on the skin concerns and skin type of each client. Acne is one of the main causes of dark spots, which is why clients need to manage their acne to prevent the formation of hyperpigmentation spots after acne disappears.
Early treatment of hyperpigmentation can help speed up the fading process of dark spots and acne scarring. Often, spots can fade without treatment; however, it can take an average of 6 to 12 months.
With our hyperpigmentation treatment, dark spots and acne scarring can clear up after the healing process on average of one to two weeks.
There are different types of treatment options that remove pigmentation permanently, some of these treatment options include:
• Anti-pigmentation creams
The medical products in anti-pigmentation creams contain active ingredients that help to lower the levels of melanin within the skin.
• Chemical peels (like our TCA peels)
Chemical peels are the least invasive option available, as it helps to remove the outermost layer of skin while stimulating and recovering the skin to have it come back healthier and showcasing a more youthful, brighter, and fresher complexion.
• Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
IPL is another great way to treat hyperpigmentation. Using multiple wavelengths which are involved in the IPL process, the light travels directly into the superficial and dermis layer of the skin which breaks up the melanin particles.
• Pigmentation Laser
Pigmentation laser is a medical laser therapy that works on treating acne and scars but also applies for pigmentation purposes.
• Sunscreen and other sun protection measures
Using sunscreen and other sun protection measures is one of the most necessary items to use to help deter from dark age spots and other skin conditions that can occur.
Each one of our facials is performed by one of our experienced estheticians using our high-quality products and techniques. We customize each treatment to suit each patient’s needs. Call us today to book an appointment for one of our customized anti-aging skin facials and see the difference for yourself! We serve patients from Toledo OH, Holland OH, Rossford OH, Ottawa Hills OH, and Shoreland OH.