We all have imperfections in our skin that we want to eliminate and with innovative technology and leading skin care advancements there are treatments you can undergo to safely minimize them or get rid of them completely. Whether you suffer from hyperpigmentation or acne scars, IGBeauty is a skin care clinic that provides all kinds of treatments, from injectables to laser hair removal services. Because hyperpigmentation is an umbrella term for a number of skin afflictions, many people are affected. If you’re looking for an effective way to manage hyperpigmentation at a skin care clinic near you, trust IGBeauty for minimally invasive treatments like facials, including microneedling in Toronto or acne treatments. Book an appointment today!
Learn more about hyperpigmentation and how to combat it below.
What is Hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation is when certain areas of the skin appear darker. The skin is flat in those areas, and this skin is typically harmless. Hyperpigmentation can be seen in all different colours, including brown, black, red, pink, or gray. Hyperpigmentation is an umbrella term; therefore, it can also be known as freckles, age spots, melasma or sunspots. Though it is not harmful, hyperpigmentation can be a symptom of other medical conditions that are more severe. In some cases, hyperpigmentation can occur post-inflammatory, meaning it can be seen with scars or acne wounds. As we age, our skin exposed to the sun becomes darker in patches as skin cells become damaged, leading to hyperpigmentation.
Common Causes of Hyperpigmentation
Pigmentation is caused by melanin in your skin. Most people have it, and some have an excess amount, known as hyperpigmentation. Many factors can cause it:
- Medication: Medications often have hyperpigmentation as a side effect (birth control, chemotherapy, etc.) or some medications that cause sensitivity to light can also lead to it.
- Pregnancy: Melanin production can increase with all the hormone changes that come with pregnancy.
- Exposure to the sun: if you spend a lot of time in the sun, it increases melanin production.
- Genetics: many individuals are born with excess freckles all over their bodies.
Mesotherapy Treatment at Skin Care Clinics
Here at IG Beauty, we provide mesotherapy to help with hyperpigmentation. In summary, multiple microinjections go into the deepest layer of the skin and inject vitamins, hormones and enzymes to rejuvenate the skin from the inside out. Depending on the machine used at IG Beauty, the required treatments can range from 2-6. Our U225 Injector requires 4-6 sessions, 2-4 weeks apart. Our eDermaStamp requires 2-4 sessions, 10-12 weeks apart. This procedure should take about 5 days to recover, as you may experience redness immediately after your appointment. This treats hyperpigmentation, acne, wrinkles, sagging skin, scarring and thinning hair. Use mesotherapy to treat any part of the body.
How to Protect Your Skin From Hyperpigmentation
In certain situations, hyperpigmentation can be avoided. The most common cause of it is sun exposure. Ensure to wear sunscreen of at least 50 SPF. Not only does this prevent hyperpigmentation, it keeps your skin looking healthy and rejuvenated and reduces your chances of skin cancer.
Here at IG Beauty, we sell products that can help with dark spots and hyperpigmentation if you choose that mesotherapy is unsuitable. We carry Zo® Skin Health products like BRIGHTALIVE®. It’s a cream that brightens the skin and has moisturizing features, creating a more even complexion. We carry a similar product from Inno-Derma as well. Visit the IG Beauty website to learn more about these products.
Explore Your Skin Care Options at IGBeauty in Toronto
Contact IGBeauty today to eliminate hyperpigmentation and feel your absolute best. We provide guidance and procedures to help you choose the best treatment for your skin’s conditions and the results you want.