If you’re dealing with hyperpigmentation, you’re not alone. Hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition that many of our clients experience, and we understand how frustrating it can be. In this blog, we’ll explore different types of hyperpigmentation and also explain the difference between hyperpigmentation and melasma. Plus, we’ll introduce you to our amazing hyperpigmentation treatments at Chanel Frances & Co, including Microneedling with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) and refreshing peel treatments.
Hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition that occurs when certain areas of the skin become darker than the surrounding skin due to excess production of melanin, the pigment responsible for giving color to our skin, hair, and eyes. Many factors, including genetics, sun exposure, hormonal changes, skin injuries, acne, and inflammation can cause it. While hyperpigmentation is generally harmless, it can be bothersome to some, and we hear from many clients who wish to achieve a more even skin tone.
Some common types of hyperpigmentation include:
These are dark spots that appear on the skin after too much exposure to the sun. They typically appear on the face, hands, shoulders, and arms.
Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH)
PIH occurs after skin inflammation or injury, such as acne, cuts, burns, or skin conditions like eczema. The areas may appear darker than the surrounding skin and can take weeks or months to fade.
Age Spots or Liver Spots
These are flat, brown, or black spots that appear on the skin as a result of aging and accumulated sun exposure. They are usually found on the face, hands, shoulders, and upper back.
Melasma is a specific type of hyperpigmentation that appears as brown or gray-brown patches, usually on the face, and can be triggered or worsened by sun exposure.
Yes, there is a difference between hyperpigmentation and melasma, but they do share some similarities. Hyperpigmentation is a general term used to describe the darkening of specific areas of the skin due to excess melanin production. It encompasses various types of dark spots, including sunspots, age spots, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Melasma is a specific type of hyperpigmentation that is characterized by dark, irregular patches on the skin, typically on the cheeks, forehead, upper lip, and chin. Unlike other forms of hyperpigmentation, melasma is often triggered by hormonal changes and is more prevalent in women, especially during pregnancy (often referred to as the “mask of pregnancy”) or while using hormonal contraceptives.
Struggling With Hyperpigmentation? We Can Help!
At Chanel Frances & Co, we understand that dealing with hyperpigmentation can be a frustrating and challenging experience. Our dedicated team of skincare experts and medical professionals is here to help you regain confidence in your skin and achieve a more even complexion. We offer a range of hyperpigmentation treatments tailored to your unique needs and skin type. Keep reading to learn about the treatments we offer!
Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that uses small, sterilized needles to gently prick the skin, stimulating the production of new collagen and skin tissue. This treatment is designed to smooth, firm, and tone your skin, making it an ideal solution for hyperpigmentation. At Chanel Frances, we offer two types of Microneedling treatments: with and without Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP).
Our Microneedling without PRP treatment focuses on rejuvenating the skin’s surface, effectively addressing enlarged pores, fine lines, wrinkles, loose or crepey skin, mild scars, skin discoloration, and uneven skin tone. Microneedling with PRP at Chanel Frances takes your skincare to the next level! PRP enhances collagen and elastin production in deeper skin layers, providing even better results.
What Is PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma?)
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is an incredible component extracted from your blood that’s rich in growth factors and proteins essential for tissue repair and regeneration. Its popularity has soared recently due to its exceptional healing properties.
When combined with Microneedling, PRP boosts results by stimulating collagen and elastin production in deeper skin layers. This advanced treatment delivers superior outcomes for a range of skin concerns, such as acne scars, surgical scars, wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, large pores, uneven skin texture, and stretch marks. By adding PRP to your Microneedling sessions, you’ll experience faster healing, reduced inflammation, and an overall improvement in your skin’s texture and tone!
Our peel treatments refresh and revitalize your skin! During a peel, a chemical solution is used to gently remove the outer layer of old skin, uncovering smoother and less wrinkled skin below. The solution may contain various ingredients like glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, or carbolic acid.
First, we start with a thorough cleansing of your skin, followed by the application of the chemical solution. You might feel a slight tingling sensation, which usually lasts for 5-10 minutes. For deeper peels, cold compresses or pain medication may be used to minimize any discomfort.
After the treatment, your skin may appear red and swollen, but this usually fades within a few days. As the outer layer of skin peels away, you’ll notice the smooth, clear, and rejuvenated skin underneath! A series of 3-6 peels is generally recommended for the best results.
Are you ready to say goodbye to hyperpigmentation and hello to a brighter, more even skin tone? Don’t wait any longer to take the first step toward achieving your skincare goals. Book your appointment at Chanel Frances & Co. today!