Hyperpigmentation can show up in skin as age spots, sun spots, liver spots and darkened skin. These skin conditions are caused by acne scarring and are determined at the cellular level. There are certain cells in our body that make melanin or pigment known as Melanocytes. Melanin filters the dangerous ultraviolet radiation from the Sun to protect the uppermost skin cells from damage. Melanin also helps our skin in preventing inflammation, blemishes, burns and bruises.
Acne can be treated with the use of retinoid, benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid and glycolic acid. Initially they must be used in lower concentrations as they may cause excessive drying and irritation of the skin. For darker pigmentation, you can also use hydroquinone, mequinol, azelaic acid, kojic acid, arbutin, soy, Vitamin C, licorice extract and niacinamide. People with darker skin should use moisturizers.
Apart from these, many other cosmetic treatments are available to deal with Hyperpigmentation. Red and brown lesions, acne scars can be treated using state-of-art lasers including Alexandrite and Nd:YAG and Intense Pulsed Light. These laser lights lighten and remove a variety of dark skin spots. These lasers produce a very bright beam of light that destroys the cells containing pigment without damaging the surrounding skin.
Initially you may feel mild discomfort. One may require two to three sessions that take 15 to 30 minutes. Whichever treatment you want to opt, you have to visit a skin care specialists. Search for skin care clinic nearby online or in local directories. Make a list of the clinics offering these treatments. Pen down their contact numbers and call them to take an appointment.
Meet the specialist and clear all your queries. If the doctor suggests you to undergo the laser treatment, then you can opt for it.
Skin treatment using state-of-art lasers in Sydney
In Sydney, you can get the treatment done from La Sante Medi Spa. Before suggesting you anything, their licensed healthcare professionals will assess your skin and give you their feedback. They have a range of treatments to improve most facial pigment conditions including birthmarks, freckles, pigmented lesions, sun spots, age spots, stretch marks, scars and port wine stains.