What is Melasma & Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation occurs when an excess of melanin, or pigment that gives skin its color, forms in the skin. While it can affect those of any race, it is most noticeable in those with lighter skin tones. There are also many different causes of hyperpigmentation, including sun damage, injury, or inflammation of the skin.

Melasma is a form of hyperpigmentation, which is believed to be caused by hormonal changes and often develops during pregnancy. It can appear on any area of the body but is most commonly seen on the face and stomach. While this condition is much more common in women, men can also develop it.

While it is not unusual for an individual to experience hyperpigmentation, it may cause self-consciousness in those who live with it, especially if it is located on a visible area of the body. At Elite Aesthetics and Wellness, we provide a number of treatment options to diminish melasma and hyperpigmentation for a more evenly-toned complexion.

Lumecca IPL

Lumecca is a non-invasive treatment employing intense pulsed light (IPL) to eliminate pigmented and vascular lesions. Unlike other IPL treatments, Lumecca delivers up to 3X more energy for a more effective diminishment of pigmentation. This treatment can be used to target rosacea, age spots, vascular lesions, freckles, sun damage, and other forms of hyperpigmentation such as melasma for a more even skin tone. It can also be used on all areas of the body but is most commonly used on those that are regularly exposed to the sun like the face, neck, decolletage, hands, arms, and legs.

VI Chemical Peel

Created with a combination of retinol, acids, vitamins, and minerals, the VI peel aims to treat signs of aging, correct pigmentation issues such as melasma, sun damage, and acne spots, and improve overall skin texture. Similarly, to other chemical peels, the VI peel works by exfoliating the skin, sloughing off dead skin cells, and stimulating the production of collagen and elastin to improve signs of skin aging.

These peels can be used on all skin types and tones, as well as many areas of the skin, including the face, eyelids, chest, hands, and back.

There are a number of different types of VI peels that work to target specific skincare issues, including:

  • VI Peel Original
  • VI Peel Advanced
  • VI Peel Purify
  • VI Peel Precision Plus
  • VI Peel Purify Precision Plus

Brightening/Pigment Care Regimen

There are many different skincare products available today to diminish the appearance of hyperpigmentation. At our office, we carry Alastin Skincare®, SkinCeuticals®, and VI Derm Beauty medical-grade skincare products to help you combat dark spots and sun damage for a glowing complexion. Our team will be happy to assess your skin and speak with you regarding your skin goals to create a skincare regimen just for you.

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Ready to say goodbye to stubborn hyperpigmentation for good? If so give us a call today to schedule your consultation appointment, during which we can create a unique treatment plan to help make your skincare goals a reality!

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