Hyperpigmentation Treatment Options
There is more than one way to treat the different types of hyperpigmentation – here are some of the top solutions to consider.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) has become one of the most talked about treatments for hyperpigmentation. Using the growth factors that are present in your own blood, a series of small injections are used to encourage healthy cellular activity to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation. Once the patient’s blood is withdrawn, it is placed in a centrifuge where the plasma can be separated from the rest of the blood. The growth factor-rich plasma is what’s injected into the problem area to treat hyperpigmentation. PRP injections are ideal as a standalone treatment but can also be used in conjunction with other treatments to enhance their results. Treatments are minimally uncomfortable and is associated with a short downtime.
During a microdermabrasion treatment, the upper layer of the skin is gently removed, making this the ideal treatment for mild cases of hyperpigmentation. Microdermabrasion treatments are painless and will encourage your skin to regenerate; leaving you with a smoother and clearer complexion that is free of pigmentation. While microdermabrasion doesn’t require any downtime, several treatments may be necessary to achieve the best results.
– Chemical Peels
Chemical peels are designed to achieve similar results to microdermabrasion. Once the peel is applied, it works to gently remove dead and damaged skin cells, including the pigmented cells. The peel will create a slight tingling sensation as it takes effect and the entire treatment only takes about 15 minutes from start to finish. While the skin may be slightly red following your treatment, you are free to return to work directly after your appointment if need be.
– Laser Genesis and Clear Silk
Laser Genesis and Clear Silk are popular skin rejuvenation treatments that can be used to breakup pigmented cells in the epidermis, while also preventing pigmentation from recurring post-treatment. If the hyperpigmentation is present in both the dermal and epidermal layer, the laser treatment may need to be paired with additional treatments. Both the Laser Genesis and Clear Silk treatments are comfortable and patients are free to return to their normal activities directly after their appointment.
– BBL and IPL
Limelight is a powerful intense pulse light (IPL) as is broadband light (BBL) as both systems are designed to improve skin tone and reduces the appearance of surface imperfections such as sun spots. Treatments can easily be customised for different skin tones and are often described as mildly uncomfortable. However, a soothing gel can be used to reduce discomfort. The average treatment lasts about an hour and several sessions may be required to achieve the desired result.
– Cosmeceutical Home Skincare
Along with finding the right cosmetic treatment, hyperpigmentation can also be treated using the right skincare products at home. At MUSE Clinic we use products from the Ultraceuticals range to create customised skincare plans that treat specific concerns such as hyperpigmentation. Ultraceuticals is an Australian skincare brand that produces cruelty-free products that are backed by science and research.
To decide which hyperpigmentation treatment option is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr Lowe or one of our experienced clinicians.