The most effective treatment options for hyperpigmentation, recommended by our esteemed medical doctor
Published On: 13th July, 2023 | Category: Advice & Tips
Dealing with a skin condition like hyperpigmentation can be incredibly frustrating. We understand the struggle of finding a hyperpigmentation treatment that actually lives up to its promises. It seems like there are countless products out there that claim to work wonders, but often fall short of delivering the desired results.
Hyperpigment treatments proven to work
The good news is your search and frustration ends here because we specialise in fantastic solutions that have been scientifically proven to work. In this article, our medical & aesthetics doctor, Dr. Raj cuts through the noise and reveals the top 3 best treatments for hyperpigmentation with a focus on the face. As you might know, Cardiff Cosmetic Clinic offers cutting-edge, non-surgical treatments for a wide range of skin conditions and signs of ageing.
So if it’s finally time to say goodbye to disappointment and hello to real, noticeable improvements in your skin, Dr. Raj has the solutions that will leave your skin healthy, even-toned, and radiant!
Hyperpigmentation: Definition & causes
But first, let’s understand hyperpigmentation and its causes as explained by Dr. Raj.
“Hyperpigmentation occurs when there is an excess production of melanin, the pigment responsible for the colour of our skin. Darkened areas or patches on the skin are the leading signs of this condition. These patches can vary in size and can appear anywhere on the face and body. It’s important to know that hyperpigmentation affects over half the population in the UK, both men and women, so you’re definitely not alone in dealing with this.”
The different types of hyperpigmentation
Dr. Raj goes on to add that there are several factors and conditions that can disrupt the normal production of melanin such as melasma, which is primarily caused by hormonal changes during pregnancy, sunspots resulting from excessive sun exposure over time, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation that occurs as a result of acne or an injury.
“While hyperpigmentation can appear on any part of the body, it is most commonly found on the face, followed by the stomach and hands. This, of course, depends on the specific type of hyperpigmentation you are experiencing,” adds Dr. Raj.
Top 3 treatments for hyperpigmentation on the face
As promised, these are Dr. Raj’s top 3 treatments for hyperpigmentation on the face.
- NeoGen Plasma Skin Regeneration
“Developed at Cardiff University and harnessed by a leading Welsh tech manufacturer, NeoGen plasma skin treatment is one of the most effective ways to combat hyperpigmentation,” explains Dr. Raj.
“Using advanced nitrogen plasma technology, laser treatments employ beams of light that are absorbed by the skin’s pigment and transformed into heat. This heat precisely targets the areas of hyperpigmentation, effectively breaking down the excess melanin, which is then naturally eliminated by the body.”
Dr. Raj says Neogen plasma skin resurfacing is commonly used for post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. The result is skin that’s more even toned and smooth with a healthy glow.
- Intense pulse light therapy (IPL) (Lumecca)
“Lumecca, an intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy, is another outstanding hyperpigmentation treatment, and works similarly to NeoGen. Lumecca IPL targets the excess melanin responsible for hyperpigmentation by emitting broad-spectrum light pulses.
“The absorbed light energy heats up the targeted cells, causing them to break down. As the body’s natural healing processes take over, the damaged pigment is gradually cleared away, resulting in a reduction or complete eradication of hyperpigmentation.”
Dr. Raj adds that this IPL treatment is particularly effective for sun spots.
- Chemical peels
“Finally, there’s the option of a chemical peel for hyperpigmentation. While over-the-counter choices exist, opting for professional-grade chemical peels, such as those offered at Cardiff Cosmetic Clinic, yields the most effective results.
“This treatment is ideal for addressing hyperpigmentation caused by sun damage. By gently exfoliating and brightening the skin through the removal of top layers, it stimulates the natural healing process. As a result, skin discolouration is significantly improved, and the skin gains enhanced moisture retention, leaving it plump, supple, and revitalised.”
Your search ends here: Combating hyperpigmentation with Cardiff Cosmetic Clinic
With Cardiff Cosmetic Clinic and Dr. Raj, you no longer have to search endlessly for how to get rid of hyperpigmentation. Our treatments deliver the results you’re looking for effectively and quickly with very little or no pain and downtime.
To discover the optimal treatment for hyperpigmentation for your individual skin, take the first step and book a free consultation with Dr. Raj. During this no-obligation consultation, Dr. Raj will carefully evaluate your skin, listen to your concerns, and advise on post-treatment care. This thorough assessment will enable him to recommend the most suitable treatments and create a personalised treatment plan tailored to address your specific needs.
Go on, book your free, no obligation consultation today and discover the meaning of healthy, radiant skin!