Hyperpigmentation: forget heavy make-up

Some individuals have brown patches of skin and they think little can be done to get rid of them.  Therefore, they pile on make-up of all types and varieties.  Heavy make-up does not look natural and can be uncomfortable.  Outdoor activities, heat, and swimming can cause make-up to run.  If you are ready to get rid of these brown spots, contact Lotus Med Spa Anti-Aging & Skin Care Center where Christi Stowers will help you develop a regimen of skin care along with proven treatments to end your hyperpigmentation woes.

Hyperpigmentation=dark patches

Hyperpigmentation manifests as dark patches on the skin, and it is caused by overproduction of melanin.  Typically, sun damage causes this; people with darker skin are more prone to hyperpigmentation with sun exposure.  Skin injuries, especially those associated with acne, also cause the condition referred to as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Patchy hyperpigmentation, also common, is called melasma.

Melanin as we age

The lower layer of skin produces melanin. It’s the class of pigment responsible for producing color in the body, i.e., eyes, skin and hair. As we age, the distribution of melanin becomes irregular.  UV sunlight rays stimulate activity where the concentration of cells is the highest, and this creates brown spots.  After treatment, it will be important to high-powered sunscreen to avoid new areas of darkened skin.

Conditions that can cause hyperpigmentation

Conditions such as Addison’s and Cushings disease,  fungal infections such as ringworm, and several genetic syndromes can cause dark spots.  Whether the root cause of the condition is diagnosed by a dermatologist or a physician, there are topical treatments available to diminish brown areas that appear on the skin.  There are several effective treatments available at Lotus Med Spa to help diminish or remove signs of hyperpigmentation.  A VI Peel and microdermabrasion are particularly helpful.  Christi Stowers can also recommend medical-grade products which work with the treatments to improve the appearance of dark spots on the face, chest, and hands.

None of the treatments at Lotus Med Spa require surgery and require little downtime.  The key is to pay consistent attention to the areas of hyperpigmentation that cause you the most distress. Let Christi Stowers help you with unsightly brown spots.  Make an appointment today and get clearer skin sooner rather than later.

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