What Is Hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation is a skin discoloration caused by the melanocytes cells excessively producing melanin. Melanin is the pigment that provides people with their natural skin tone.
Both males and females can experience hyperpigmentation which looks like darkening patches on the skin. When the dysregulation of normal skin cell function occurs and excessive melanin is produced, it deposits inside the skin creating an uneven skin tone.
Pigmentation Treatments at Blu Clinics
At BLU Clinics London we offer a wide range of skin health treatments to help our clients achieve flawless skin. For skin pigmentation, we provide the following treatments:
All of the above treatments are very powerful and very effective in treating skin concerns like pigmentation. Please note that although the appearance of pigmentation and melasma may be reduced or even eliminated by using specialised therapies and medical-grade products, it will not be cured as it is a chronic condition.
At BLU Clinics London we are proud to utilise the best and most effective medical-grade cosmetics to assist our patients in achieving their ideal skin. Cosmetics work wonders for any skin concern if they are customised for the particular individual’s skin condition.
At BLU Clinics London we offer the following Medical Grade Cosmetic brands; Obagi Medical, Epionce and ZO Skin Health. The decision of which brand we recommend is taken on an individual basis for each of our patients. The choice will depend on their goal and timeframe for achieving the goal, while at the same time taking into consideration the severity and type of pigmentation present. For patients with severe pigmentation we may recommend prescription strength medical cosmetics, and for those with milder forms a less potent alternative.
To find out which are the best products for you please book a consultation.
Chemical peeling is also another way to treat skin pigmentation and achieve your flawless skin goals.
At BLU Clinics London, we offer a variety of peels with slightly different acids that we can use to treat hyperpigmentation. The type of peel we choose is determined by the patient’s current skin state, type and severity of the pigmentation, as well as the patient’s previous experience with peels. For patients with severe pigmentation, we advise using stronger peels that can successfully penetrate the correct skin layer. For individuals with poor skin health, we may suggest an alternative therapy to restore the skin before applying the peel.
To get the best outcomes, all patients with pigmentation issues will need a course of treatments. The number of courses required is determined by the depth, severity, and type of pigmentation. Most pigmentation patients require annual maintenance, although others may experience even greater outcomes that do not necessitate further treatments.
Due to the chronic nature of the condition, patients with hormonal pigmentation and Melasma often need the longest treatments and maintenance courses.
After a chemical peel, we highly recommend the LED light treatment since studies have shown that it reduces redness, flaking, and peeling of the skin. In between peels, some of our patients choose a course of LED lights.
For more information, please schedule a consultation with one of our BLU Clinics London Experts.
What are the types of Chemical Peels at BLU Clinics;
- BLU Clinic Peel
- Epionce Corrective Peel
- Obagi Blue Peel
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
A magical treatment for almost any type of skin condition, including pigmentation and melasma!
PRP is a selective treatment that helps to decrease pigmentation and melasma. It does so by renewing the skin cells, and providing important growth factors to support the skin’s own ability to correct and repair. Although PRP can be used as a stand-alone treatment, it is most effective when used in combination with traditional hyperpigmentation treatments such as chemical peels and medical grade cosmetics.
PRP treatments at BLU Clinics London can help you eliminate skin imperfections, and create firmer skin with less fine lines and wrinkles for an instant glow.
LED LIGHT THERAPY
LED technology provides a non-chemical, non-invasive therapy option for a variety of skin conditions, including pigmentation. LED light therapy is a treatment that uses the therapeutic properties of light to treat facial problems.While LED light may be used as a stand-alone treatment to improve mild pigmentation, at BLU Clinics London we mostly utilise LED as an add-on treatment to one of our other superior options to treat hyperpigmentation. Dermalux LED Light is a perfect addition to those treatments to speed up the outcome, boost results and help with post-procedure healing. LED light therapy may be the treatment of choice for patients with hyperpigmentation, sensitive skin, or those with certain skin conditions that make other more invasive procedures intolerable.
Why Choose Blu Clinics London?
At BLU Clinics, we take pride in the fact that we operate only with medical experts, and that our ultimate aim is to help our patients become the greatest versions of themselves. All of our services are performed by medically trained professionals.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT CAUSES SKIN PIGMENTATION?
Ultraviolet radiation is the most common cause of melanin overproduction. However, the damage produced by UV radiation is not always immediately apparent. As a consequence, if you have lately acquired pigmentation on your face, it is most likely the result of skin damage that occurred over time.
There are other factors that also trigger skin pigmentation. Hormonal changes during pregnancy, injury-caused skin damage, skin infections, and dermatological problems such as rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis are common causes.
Skin pigmentation cannot be cured, but it can be significantly reduced or in some cases even eliminated. The success of the treatment will depend on the therapies utilised, the patient’s commitment, pigmentation type and severity.
WHAT ARE RETINOIDS?
Retinoid is a vitamin A compound and has numerous skin advantages. Retinoids can be used to treat acne, pigmentation, and signs of ageing. It increases collagen production in the skin, which helps to fight wrinkles, and it can even reduce hyperpigmentation over time.
HOW DOES HYDROQUINONE WORK?
Hydroquinone is a prescription strength medication. It lightens your skin by reducing melanocyte activity which generates melanin, and is responsible for your skin’s colour. Your epidermis will be more evenly toned throughout time if you control these melanocytes.
WHAT ARE THE MAIN TYPES OF SKIN HYPERPIGMENTATION?
Photoaging: This is the most prevalent type and is mostly caused by sun exposure
To find out more about melasma please visit our dedicated blog.
Melasma: Most commonly caused by hormonal fluctuations for example pregnancy and menopause. To find out more about melasma please visit our dedicated blog.
Post – Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH): This is a type of pigmentation that is caused by exposure to chemical substances, certain laser procedures or post acne. To find out more about PIH please visit our dedicated blog.