How to Get Rid of Hyperpigmentation
Having a little color on your skin is one thing but having hyperpigmentation is a whole other issue. As a skin condition that causes your skin to look red and blotchy without makeup on, hyperpigmentation occurs when the skin produces too much melanin. Luckily, as one of the areas of the skin that we frequently treat, hyperpigmentation can be treated with a variety of different methods. From facial creams to laser therapy, this article will discuss the different ways that we at Chevy Chase Dermatology can get rid of your hyperpigmentation.Facial Creams
If you only have a mild amount of hyperpigmentation or if to just start out, your dermatologist may recommend starting with a prescription strength facial cream. Creams that contain ingredients like retinol will work to target the top few layers of the skin and cause them to slough off— leaving you with a clearer complexion. When using creams with retinol in them, make sure to stay out of the sun because they can increase your skin’s sensitivity to sun and light.
Another method that we like to use at Chevy Chase Dermatology to get rid of hyperpigmentation is a chemical peel. By applying a chemical like glycolic acid directly to the skin, a chemical peel targets the top few layers of the skin and encourages the growth of newer, healthier skin (that has less pigment in it.)
The goal of microdermabrasion is the same as a chemical peel but is done in a different way. Microdermabrasion uses tiny microscopic crystals to exfoliate the top few layers of the skin.
As a more aggressive way to get rid of hyperpigmentation, laser therapy heats up the skin cells while getting rid of the pigmentation in the process. With just a couple of laser sessions, you should notice smoother, less blemished skin.
If you suffer from hyperpigmentation, you’re in luck. With a variety of treatment options used to treat your specific condition, we at Chevy Chase Dermatology can improve your skin tone and complexion in no time. To learn more about hyperpigmentation or other conditions, contact Chevy Chase Dermatology today!