The question of the month from SkinMD patients in July has been what to do about hyperpigmentation and restore the skin to a flawless, even appearance. We have answered questions about dark circles in the under-eye area, melasma, pigmentation after acne breakouts and brown spots on the face, neck, chest and hands. It seems that July has many people thinking about abnormal pigment deposits in the skin (dyschromia).
It is true that pigmentary changes in our skin worsen with increased sun exposure. Areas of the skin that have lost pigment can become more apparent as the surrounding skin darkens. This makes the overall appearance of the skin look mottled and more aged.
What is the solution to ridding your skin of hyperpigmentation, brown spots and dyschromia? It depends on the cause. First and foremost, optimal sun protection is a significant initial step in
the process to resolving pigmentation changes. This minimizes the stimulation of melanin production and reduces the darkening of brown spots as well as formation of new pigmentary changes.
Depending on the cause and type of hyperpigmentation or dyschromia, there are a variety of prescription and non-prescription topical skin care products as well as laser and light procedures that we can use to improve and reverse discoloration. In addition, Medical Facials and Chemical Peels can also be used to improve hyperpigmentation.
At SkinMD we are proponents of a comprehensive, integrated approach to addressing the different skin issues that our patients seek treatment for.
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