Hyperpigmentation Treatment in Altrincham

What is Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is a condition that causes your skin to darken. This can affect patches of your skin or your entire body. Age spots, also called liver spots, are a common type of hyperpigmentation, these spots leave you with an uneven skin tone, and can appear in either small or large areas.

Hyperpigmentation Treatment FAQs

There are several types of hyperpigmentation, the common ones being melasma, sunspots, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

  • Melasma is believed to be caused by hormonal changes and may develop during pregnancy. Areas of hyperpigmentation can appear on any area of the body, but they appear most commonly on the stomach and face.
  • Sunspots, also called liver spots or solar lentigines, sunspots are common. They’re related to excess sun exposure over time. Generally, they appear as spots on areas exposed to the sun, like the hands and face.
  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation – This is a result of injury or inflammation to the skin. A common cause of this type is acne.

Darkened areas on the skin are the main symptoms of hyperpigmentation. Patches can vary in size and develop anywhere on the body. The biggest risk factors for general hyperpigmentation are sun exposure and inflammation, as both situations can increase melanin production. The greater your exposure to the sun, the greater your risk of increased skin pigmentation.

Depending on the type of disorder, other risk factors for hyperpigmented patches may include:

  • Oral contraceptive use or pregnancy, as seen with melasma
  • Darker skin type, which is more prone to pigmentation changes
  • Drugs that increase your sensitivity to the sunlight
  • Trauma to the skin, such as a wound or superficial burn injury

A common cause of hyperpigmentation is an excess production of melanin. Melanin is a pigment that gives skin its colour. It’s produced by skin cells called melanocytes. Several different conditions or factors can alter the production of melanin in your body.

  • Certain medications can cause hyperpigmentation. Also, some chemotherapy drugs can cause hyperpigmentation as a side effect.
  • Pregnancy changes hormone levels and can affect melanin production in some women.
  • A rare endocrine disease called Addison’s disease can produce hyperpigmentation that’s most obvious in areas of sun exposure, such as the face, neck, and hands, and areas exposure to friction, such as elbows and knees.
  • The hyperpigmentation is a direct result of an increased level of a hormone in your body that results in increased melanin synthesis.
  • Excessive sun exposure can also cause an increase in melanin.

Cosmelan System

  1. COSMELAN 12 MONTH DISCOLOURATION PROGRAMME (recommended) £2,500
  2. Essential Cosmelan® Peel Package £1,200

Melanostop® & Dermalux LED Light

Melanostop® Superficial Prep Resurfacing peel & Dermalux LED Light Pigmentation Protocol £175

A course of 6 treatments is required £945 (saving 10% when purchased upfront)

Depigmenting peeling with a complex formula that accelerates epidermis renewal for removal of the melanin built up on the surface. It provides a visible improvement in tone and luminosity.

Dermalux LED Light Therapy

The near-infrared light works collaboratively with the red light to provide optimum rejuvenation results.  This light helps to reduce pigmentation, heal the skin, and reduce inflammation and pain. 

AlumierMD Chemical Peel

Chemical peels are deep exfoliants that can break up clusters of melanin forming dark spots. There are several different types and concentrations of chemical peels suitable for the treatment of hyperpigmentation.

SkinPen Precision Microneedling

Microneedling is highly effective for treating unwanted hyperpigmentation or melasma. Although the treatment is for all skin shades, it’s a particularly great solution for dark skin tones, where laser treatments may not be the safest option due to further pigmentation risks.

Please note: whilst Alumier peels and SkinPen are clinically approved for the treatment of hyperpigmentation, its more of an added bonus rather than the specific treatment pathway we would now recommend for maximum effectiveness.

Treatment for hyperpigmentation at home focuses on your personalised AlumierMD prescription. Alumier MD uses the most current, effective, and stable ingredients on the market providing innovative prescription skincare that can be prescribed by your skin therapists. Making results easier and long lasting without having to worry about destabilising the skin and it returning to its original state.

They offer many products from cleansers, exfoliators, speciality serums, prescription topical retinols, moisturisers, and physical SPFs; all only available via a prescription due to the strength of the product’s active ingredients.

AlumierMD brightening collection products help to improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation for a bright and more even-toned complexion. They reduce brown spots and discolouration by degrading existing pigment and brightening the skin. During your consultation your skin specialist will build you a personalised homecare plan to target your specific skin type & concern.

The Brightening Collection Includes:

Normal/Oily:

  • Purifying Gel Cleanser- A pH-balanced foaming cleanser that gently and effectively cleanses skin by removing impurities and excess oils, leaving it supple and smooth.
  • Intellibright Complex- A lightweight serum that contains naturally powerful skin brightening agents that work by different mechanisms to enhance results and resistance to new pigment formulation.
  • Retinol Resurfacing Serum 0.5- A microencapsulated 0.5% retinol treatment that improves skin tone and texture and reduces the signs of ageing.
  • HydraCalm- A rich and restorative hydrator packed with natural calming ingredients specifically formulated to relive redness-prone and sensitive skin.
  • Clear Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 42- A lightweight non-comedogenic, quick drying physical sunscreen that provides powerful broad-spectrum protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays using a combination of physical filters.

Dry/Sensitive:

  • SensiCalm- SensiCalm is a smooth, hydrating cleanser that delicately removes impurities and excess oil while calming the skin.
  • Intellibright Complex- A lightweight serum that contains naturally powerful skin brightening agents that work by different mechanisms to enhance results and resistance to new pigment formulation.
  • Retinol Resurfacing Serum 0.5- A microencapsulated 0.5% retinol treatment that improves skin tone and texture and reduces the signs of ageing.
  • HydraCalm- A rich and restorative hydrator packed with natural calming ingredients specifically formulated to relive redness-prone and sensitive skin.
  • Sheer Hydration Broad Spectrum SPF 40- A sheer physical sunscreen that provides broad-spectrum protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays.

An appropriate eye cream and an additional serum may be prescribed, depending on your skin type and condition.

Want to improve Hyperpigmentation? Book a free consultation at Dermanude Skin Clinic

Improve hyperpigmentation and unveil a brighter you. Book a consultation for hyperpigmentation concerns, and let us guide you toward a more even-toned, radiant complexion.

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