Melanin is the substance produced in the skin that gives it its color and it's levels are determined by genetics and sun exposure.
Chronic sun exposure, hormones. inflammation and skin injuries can cause problems with too much pigmentation especially in people with genetically darker skin color.
Pigment spots, also known as sun or age spots, are usually small, dark patches caused by chronic sun exposure. They're usually easily removed with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), Q-switched laser treatments and/or prescription topical skin products.
Melasma presents as larger patches of dark pigment on the face, usually in women, and is often triggered by hormones. Treating melasma usually requires a multi-pronged approach but it can usually be improved with a consistent skin care program.
Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) is a darkening of an injured area of skin after it heals, seen especially in scars. It can often be faded with a series of IPL treatments.
A loss of pigment in the skin can be due to injury or an autoimmune disorder like vitiligo and can be very challenging to improve.
At Skinspirations we have the knowledge and the most effective devices to treat hyperpigmentation of all types.
If you are interested in learning more about how to reduce hyperpigmentation, schedule a complimentary consultation by registering online here or by calling our office at 727-571-1923.