There are many reasons why we get hyperpigmentation and spots on our skin, and many things we can do to correct them. In this blog we are going to discuss the different types of hyperpigmentation, what causes them, and what we can do to prevent and get rid of them.
Why are there more cases of hyperpigmentation on the rise? There are a few answers to this!
1) More birth control is being prescribed. Sudden shifts in hormones can cause hyperpigmentation to form, especially in places like the upper lip, cheekbones, and forehead.
2) Sunscreen still isn’t being worn on a daily basis. It is imperative that people continue to wear SPF 15 to 30 on a daily basis, and refrain from tanning. Our American social and cultural trend of tanned skin has led to a rise in hyperpigmentation.
3) Some diseases can affect the skin tone. Diabetics especially can notice hyperpigmentation, likely on the neck.
4) Waxing and threading can cause hyperpigmentation, especially on places like the upper lip, because of the trauma that these treatments cause to the skin.
How do we stop these spots from getting worse?
For Melasma, a hormonal condition that causes hyperpigmentation in a butterfly shape on the face, consider using a combination of Hydroquinone (found in Rhonda Allison Skin Brightening Gel) and Retin-A (prescription) or a retinol like Rhonda Allison Retinol Supreme. Doing treatments like IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and using Rhonda Allison C-Peptide can also help. Doctors admit that this is a difficult type of hyperpigmentation to treat because of it’s likely-hood to reoccur.
Sun Spots can be treated by a combination of Retinol and IPL or the Alexandrite laser, like our Candela GentleLase Pro, as well as diligent use of sunscreen like Rhonda Allison E-Zinc to prevent future occurance.
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation caused by acne can best be treated by Salicylic Acid or other chemical peels as well as sunscreen to prevent more.
Do you have any issues or questions with hyperpigmentation? Please comment below!