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Types of Hyperpigmentation and Effective Treatment for Them

Posted By: Lic. Silvia Derasner | October 6th, 2017 | Blog

Hyperpigmentation is a skin condition caused by the darkening of the cells because of an overproduction of melanin. There are several common types of hyperpigmentation and thanks to advancements in technology and innovation, there are effective and safe ways to treat it. Here’s what you need to know about the types of hyperpigmentation and how you can benefit from Spectra Peel laser treatments.


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Photodamage is described as the structural and functional deterioration of skin after long-term exposure to ultraviolet rays. It typically results in wrinkling, altered texture, roughness, discolouration, liver or age spots, hyperpigmentation, epidermal thickness, degeneration of dermis, reduced collagen, and other symptoms. The damage can be characterized as freckles, age spots, or uneven skin tone.




Melasma is a hormone-related condition characterized by brown patches found on areas of the skin that have been subjected to inflammation, trauma, or both. Signs of Melasma normally appear on women who are pregnant, as uneven spots on the forehead, upper lip, and cheeks. Sun exposure can sometimes make the spots worse, so avoiding excessive sun exposure and using sunscreen are important parts of preventing Melasma from becoming more aggressive


Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH)


Hyperpigmentation has sometimes been mistaken with sunspots, however they are not the same thing. Although hyperpigmentation appears as brown spots that are the result of too much sun exposure, this condition is different. With hyperpigmentation, the body attempts to protect itself from the sun with a tan, but as the DNA is damaged from doing this multiple times, the melanin does not distribute evenly. This results in darker spots on certain areas of your skin. While many people may use brightening products or serums to balance out the appearance of the spots, there are more effective ways of treating the skin condition. Inflammatory hyperpigmentation happens when the skin has been injured from acne lesions, psoriasis, friction, burns, and some professional skin care treatments. Thankfully, the skin regenerate itself over time and these marks begin to fade over the course of several months. PIH generally responds well to treatment.


Get Permanent Solutions for Hyperpigmentation


If you want hyperpigmentation and Melasma treatment in Toronto, visit the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic. Serving our GTA clients and located only a few blocks south of the 401, we use the latest clinical methods to provide high-quality anti-aging skin and body care for our clients, including the Spectra Carbon Laser Peel treatment for hyperpigmentation. We support and advise our patients to help them make informed and appropriate decisions about their skin, health, and body confidence, and we strive to provide the best skin rejuvenation services in the city. To learn more about our skin care treatments and services, like our Melasma removal, or to book your appointment today, contact us at 416.546.4664or by email at info@AntiAgingToronto.ca. Feel free to visit our skincare clinic in Toronto to speak with our specialists.

With an MBA in computer science, Silvia started out in the IT field with proven success working on strategic initiatives with executive leaders to align an organization’s culture, capabilities, and structure, with business strategies. This career has lead her to a business path founding the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic in 2012. Silvia now holds a diploma in medical esthetics with interests in anti-aging skincare, evening out skin tone and texture, scalp hair regrowth, body contouring and laser hair removal treatments. Silvia believes in the importance of building open, trusting relationships with her clients and prides herself on excellent customer service. Whether it’s developing the business or awarding her clients with significant results, Silvia is committed to offering only the best. Silvia is the finance director and a medical esthetician at Anti Aging Toronto Clinic. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.

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