Five in-clinic treatments that effectively reduce hyperpigmentation
Hyperpigmentation is the term used to describe skin that has dark patches or spots. It can occur anywhere on the body—face, arms, legs, stomach, and back. Broadly, hyperpigmentation has three causes: First, melasma, which caused by hormonal changes such as pregnancy; second is sun spots that occur after excessive sun exposure; and third being post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, which is when the body overproduces melanin in response to an injury, like burns or acne. Medication, like oral contraceptives, can also increase your chances of developing pigmentation. Hyperpigmentation makes skin look uneven and dull, but there are clinical treatments that can help reduce pigmentation and make your skin healthy. Below are five treatments we offer at Biolite that help reduce dark spots.
This treatment uses the basics of microdermabrasion, but takes it to the next level. It is a controlled treatment that uses a gentle vacuum to get rid of dead cells on the outer layer of the skin. It unclogs pores and stimulates blood circulation, which evens out skin tone. It also promotes collagen production, leaving the skin tighter and firmer. We recommend Epi-Infusion in addition to DermaSweep. The infusions depend on what each patient’s skin needs. With continuous DermaSweep treatments, you will see a gradual decrease of skin spots. For long-lasting and quick results, book four to six DermaSweep treatments over a period of 10 days. Remember to pair this with a post-treatment skincare routine.
The Placenta Diamond Facial is a Hollywood-favourite for younger-looking, flawless skin. During the treatment, placenta cells that are rich in proteins, peptides, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes are made to interact with older, ageing cells of the body. Studies show that to heal the outermost layer of the skin, cells must interact with one another. The facial introduces new cells that interact with the ageing cells to help rejuvenate skin as well as accelerate self-healing. Placenta is an anti-inflammatory element that helps reduce pigmentation caused by acne or sun damage. The treatment is done in four steps: Priming the skin with a deep cleanse and mild exfoliation; using oxygen therapy to deliver the placenta protein serum directly to the skin; diffusing LED light on the live mask for long-lasting results; and finally, applying placenta gel on the skin.
IPL means intense pulse light and is a treatment that uses light to reduce age spots and improve skin texture. A flash lamp, which uses this unique IPL system, is directed to your skin. The light is filtered twice to ensure that only safe and pure light reaches the second layer of your skin without harming the top layer. The heat from the light is absorbed by pigment cells, which then use it to clear up skin spots. Only the correct wavelengths of light can be used to reduce hyperpigmentation. We recommend four to six sessions over a period of three weeks and two to four annual maintenance treatments for best results.
The Vi Peel is a medical-grade chemical peel that helps remove the uppermost layer of skin. This activates growth factors and as a result, new blemish-free skin is formed. The peel is gentle, painless, and suitable for all skin types. The application of the chemical solution takes 30 minutes and is done by a licensed practitioner. The solution must be left on for four to six hours before washing off. The Vi Peel is safe to use once every two weeks until desired results are achieved. You can book follow up treatments as and when you require.
This is a plant-based skin peel that works on the top layer of the skin, stimulating blood circulation and reducing hyperpigmentation. A professional will begin by massaging the skin using an herbal peel, which gently corrodes and exfoliates the skin. It also activates the skin to generate new cells. The skin usually starts wearing off after three or four days post the first treatment. When this happens, it is important to book a post-treatment appointment, where your skin will be supplied with hydrating ingredients. Refrain from excessive sun exposure for eight weeks after treatment and make sure to use sun protection with proper SPF.
The Glycolic Peel and Milk Peel are also effective in treating hyperpigmentation by stimulating the growth of new skin, which is even-toned and pigment-free.
Hyperpigmentation only affects the uppermost layers of skin and the listed treatments target those layers. They help to reduce pigmentation and leave you with an even skin tone. At home, use proper SPF every day and reduce sunlight exposure to treat hyperpigmentation.
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