Hyperpigmentation Treatment in Columbus, Ohio
Dark spots and discoloration can plague your skin, making a clear and radiant complexion seem impossible. As your skin endures years of damage, unsightly reminders from sun exposure, aging, and acne often remain, refusing to leave with even the greatest skin care routine. These discolored spots are all forms of hyperpigmentation, caused by an accumulation of skin damage. As a result, you are left with a lack-luster, discolored, complexion.
Treating hyperpigmentation at Lotus Elite Aesthetics can be achieved with our portfolio of in-office skin treatments, designed to break up unwanted pigment in the skin for a bright, and radiant glow. With our range of treatments, achieving an even-toned complexion is possible.
Causes of hyperpigmentation
The skin is the largest organ in our body, serving as protection from external factors, such as UV rays, temperature, and chemicals that can cause damage to the skin. An unwanted side effect to this, however, is hyperpigmentation in the skin. This condition occurs when there is increased melanin production– a natural response to skin damage. Although this is meant to protect the surface of the skin, the overproduction of melanin can lead to a discolored, dull skin tone.
Melanin is a pigment that gives color to your hair, eyes, lips, and skin. In people who have darker skin tones, this pigment is more abundant than in those with lighter skin tones. Hyperpigmentation can be caused by several things: sun exposure, hormonal changes, aging, or genetics.
Although hyperpigmentation can occur for a variety of reasons, being proactive and providing your skin with the protection and care it needs can reduce the occurrence of age spots, and other forms of discoloration in the skin.
Wear SPF daily
Sun exposure is the biggest risk factor for hyperpigmentation and premature aging. SPF protection should be applied daily and re-applied every few hours. This protects your skin from sun damage that breaks down collagen and causes dark spots. Avoiding direct sunlight is also best practice.
Don’t pick at acne spots
Touching acne spots can cause further irritation, inflammation, and scarring. This often results in dark patches of skin that refuse to lighten for prolonged periods of time.
Incorporate Vitamin C
Vitamin C is a nourishing antioxidant to include in your skin care routine, known to inhibit melanin synthesis. The result is a brightened complexion, as the antioxidant works to fade existing dark spots and prevent new ones from forming.
Stay away from lightening creams
There are many topical agents, such as kojic acid, azalaic acid, and hydroquinone. Although these may help lighten hyperpigmentation, they are often harsh on the skin, resulting in dryness and flakiness. When used improperly, more damage can be done than good, making them inadequate treatment options.
At Lotus Elite Aesthetics we offer industry-leading treatment options capable of delivering a clear and radiant complexion, resolving dark spots, sunspots, age spots, and other forms of discoloration, such as melasma.
A chemical peel is a topical treatment designed to remove the damaged, surface layer of dead skin, to reveal a smoother, brighter, and younger-looking complexion. Chemical peels contain exfoliants such as salicylic acid to prevent and treat ongoing acne. Rapid exfoliation resurfaces new skin cells, allowing the discolored layer of skin to be removed. In addition, chemical peels prevent acne breakouts by removing dead skin cells and excess oil, reducing the recurrence of hyperpigmentation caused by acne.
Microneedling and RF Microneedling
Microneedling and RF (radio frequency) microneedling stimulate powerful collagen and elastin production to deeply remodel the skin. This natural healing increases skin cell turnover to resurface fresher skin, fighting hyperpigmentation in skin of all tones. In addition, increased collagen and elastin production provides continual rejuvenation to smooth fine lines and wrinkles and restore firmness in the skin. This is safe for all skin types.
IPL photofacial treatments penetrate past the surface layer of skin into the dermis, targeting the increased production of melanin without damaging the surrounding tissue. As the pigment in the discolored portions of the skin absorbs the light energy, thermal energy is produced, breaking up the melanin from unwanted spots. This effectively delivers an even-toned complexion that appears brighter and more radiant. IPL treatments are also beneficial for reducing inflammation caused by acne.
Book an appointment at Lotus Elite Aesthetics and say goodbye to hyperpigmentation!