How to treat hyperpigmentation

It’s no secret: Everyone wants perfect skin. But most of us need a little bit of help.

From advanced skincare to injectable treatments like Botox; for some people more than lotions and potions are required to treat skin conditions such as hyperpigmentation.

One of the most common skin complaints we hear about at Elate Health, this condition can destroy your self confidence – but fear not! It’s actually easy to treat, and here at the clinic we have the answer to your hyperpigmentation problems – whether it’s age spots or melasma.

First of all, let’s establish once and for all what hyperpigmentation really is. We now know the effects that unprotected sun exposure can have on our skin both cosmetically and health wise. Wrinkles and development of moles can all be signs of sun damage, but so can age spots – or hyperpigmentation to you and us. Treating sun damage and melasma (another type of hyperpigmentation) isn’t a one size fits all process, and at Elate Health we offer several treatments that can help ease the signs of sun damage and hyperigmentation – which one is right for you can be decided after a full consultation with one of the skin experts here.

Skin peels: Sometimes the best treatments are the ones tried and tested for decades. Skin peels have come a long way in the last 10 years, and are now an excellent choice for men and women looking for non-surgical solutions to age spots. Available in various strengths and offering varying results, chemical peels are great for patients hoping to rejuvenate their face and reveal youthful looking skin below. This type of treatment is affordable and offers reliable results for both men and women. You may require some time off work if you choose to have a deeper peel, but the results will be more than worth the down time.

Medical Electrolysis: Age spots can be treated with medical electrolysis. Although the treatment can be uncomfortable and requires some downtime, this type of treatment offers long term results. Of course, undergoing this type of treatment doesn’t mean you won’t see new areas of hyperpigmentation showing up (ageing continues whether we like it or not!) but it does offer good results. Not to be confused with electrolysis for hair reduction, medical advanced electrolysis can treat a multitude of skin conditions on top of age spots including milia and skin tags.

Skincare: Melasma (or chloasma) areas are similar in appearance to age spots but are larger areas of darkened skin, which appear most often as a result of hormonal changes. Pregnancy often triggers an overproduction of melanin that causes darkened skin on the face. Contraception pills can be another cause due to the kinds of hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy. Cosmeceautical skincare can be prescribed (after a consultation) which can reduce the appearance of melasma, and for many women this can be the solution they need – without seeking cosmetic treatments.

In conclusion, Elate Health is the perfect place to treat your hyperpigmentation problems, whether it’s due to hormonal melasma or sun damage. We offer a wide range of treatments to combat every hyperpigmentation concern you may have, and have a dedicated team of experienced cosmetic doctors and dermatologists on hand to offer you advice. If you would like more information on any of the three treatments mentioned in this article then book your consultation with us today.



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