One of the most common skin concerns that many individuals encounter post-summer is hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation is the accumulation of excess pigment, and sunlight plays a significant role in this distressing, and very common problem. Melanin is the substance responsible for pigment in the skin and varies for everyone.
When skin is exposed to sunlight, and other environmental factors, melanin production is increased causing irregular areas of skin pigmentation to appear. Therefore, we see instances of hyperpigmentation after summer break. Skin discoloration is another way the skin ages, but there are effective treatments to consider that help control and manage excess pigmentation.
Hyperpigmentation can also be triggered by certain medications, like birth control pills. Word of advice, check your prescriptions for any sun warnings before heading out into direct sunlight. It can prevent you from damaging your skin.
Below please find a few different treatments available at my Clinic targeted specifically for the treatment of hyperpigmentation. Remember, everyone’s skin needs to be treated so a consultation with one of my experts at The Clinic, or a licensed professional, is necessary to achieve the results safely. Call 646-449-8000 to schedule your appointment at my facility today.
Youth Corridor No Peel Peel
Exfoliating skin with glycolic acid effectively sloughs off dead skin cells helping to jump start the cell renewal process, essentially bringing new cells to the surface of skin. Our exclusive No Peel Peel is a potent formal intended to deliver instant results without the downtime of a deeper peel. No flaking, no redness. I recommend a series of 5-6 No Peel Peel treatments once a month.
Light therapy is another effective way to remove skin-surface irregularities. With our Magma Platform Laser we can safely and easily destroy the darker pigmentation, helping to stimulate collagen growth. A series of treatments is needed to completely clear away the area but this is one I recommend.
Microneedling with PRP
If you notice a change in skin discoloration and texture, I recommend Microneedling with PRP. Microneedling uses a multi-pronged device to make micro-wounds in the skin which trigger collagen production within the dermis. We combine Microneedling with PRP to maximize collagen growth and tissue repair. This treatment targets a variety of concerns, such as skin tone and texture, acne scarring, wrinkles and skin laxity.
My Vitamin C Serum effectively protects against sun and repairs sun damage, like dark spots. The active form of Vitamin C, L-Ascorbic Acid, is one of the most powerful brightening agents, besides hydroquinone, and I recommend it for all my patients to use at-home daily.