Hyperpigmentation is a common skin concern defined as dark spots or patches on the skin where too much pigment is formed (melanin). Discoloration forms on the skin due to various factors, from sun exposure to acne scarring. Hyperpigmentation is frustrating because it is hard to conceal with makeup, so it can cause people emotional distress, self-consciousness, or embarrassment.
At Charette Cosmetics, we offer our clients various treatments for hyperpigmentation to effectively ease the appearance of dark patches and even out the skin tone for a more radiant, youthful look.
What Is Hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation is the darkening of patches of skin, which occurs from an overproduction of melanin, the pigment that gives our skin its color. Melanin is produced by melanocytes, stimulated by myriad factors, including sun exposure, hormonal changes, and inflammation.
Hyperpigmentation can appear in various forms, including age spots, freckles, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). Age spots, also known as liver spots, are flat, brown spots that typically appear on areas of the skin that have been exposed to the sun, such as the face, hands, and arms. PIH is discoloration that surfaces after an inflammatory skin condition, like acne, or an injury.
Understanding The Different Types Of Hyperpigmentation
Hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition that can occur in different forms. These are the different types of hyperpigmentation:
- Dark spots are also known as age spots or sunspots. They are flat, oval-shaped, brown or black patches that appear on the skin after prolonged exposure to the sun. They typically appear on the face, hands, and other sun-exposed areas of the skin.
- Melasma is a common form of hyperpigmentation that typically affects women. It appears as asymmetrical brown or gray-brown patches on the face, particularly on the cheeks, forehead, and upper lip. Hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy or with birth control often triggers melasma.
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is a type of hyperpigmentation that occurs from skin inflammation, such as acne, eczema, or psoriasis. It appears as dark spots or patches on the skin that are usually red or purple in color.
- Lentigines are dark spots caused by excess melanin production in the skin cells. They are typically flat, small, and tan or brown. Lentigines are called "age spots" but can also be caused by sun exposure.
What To Look For In Hyperpigmentation Treatments
When choosing topical hyperpigmentation treatments, there are several key ingredients to look for that are proven to yield visible results over time and are widely considered top-rated treatments for hyperpigmentation.
- Hydroquinone is a skin-lightening agent that inhibits melanin production in the skin. It is one of the most commonly used ingredients for treating hyperpigmentation.
- Retinoids are a group of vitamin-A-derived compounds that increase cell turnover and promote the growth of new, healthy skin cells. Retinoids can also help to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation by evening out skin tone.
- Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can help to brighten the skin and reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation. It's an antioxidant that promotes collagen production.
- Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) are a group of acids that work by exfoliating the top layer of the skin and promoting cell turnover. This helps reduce hyperpigmentation by removing dead skin cells and revealing fresh, healthy skin.
Our Top Picks For The Best Hyperpigmentation Treatments
Healthy skin is more than skin deep, and our well-rounded approach to self-care and overall health is vital to impressive results. Charette Cosmetics can help you obtain the results you want with innovative med spa services and medical-grade skincare products:
- Morpheus8 Face
- PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma)
- MelanX Level II Chemical Peel
- Pigmentation Pack
One of the best treatments for hyperpigmentation is microneedling. Microneedling is a professionally-administered, skin-rejuvenating procedure that triggers collagen production for healthier, better-looking skin.
One of the initial benefits our clients love after microneedling is the glowy, dewy appearance it gives the skin. After what could be years of feeling defeated by hyperpigmentation, it is empowering to look in the mirror and love your skin.
Morpheus8 Face is a next-level RF microneedling treatment that provides clients with visible improvements in hyperpigmentation. Like traditional microneedling, RF microneedling creates controlled micro-injuries within the skin to produce new collagen.
The procedure creates smoother, firmer, youthful-looking skin with less noticeable hyperpigmentation. This non-surgical tightening solution is FDA-cleared to deliver energy at its treatment depth, allowing it to treat hyperpigmentation issues deeper than other procedures.
PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma)
Today, the power of cellular therapy is within reach to treat cosmetic concerns like hyperpigmentation ,and at Charette Cosmetics, our clients are thrilled with the transformative results. We are pleased to offer Platelet-Rich Plasma, one of the most natural and revolutionary treatments available.
Since platelet-rich plasma naturally occurs, PRP is obtained by drawing blood from your arm. The blood is then placed in a centrifuge to separate red blood cells from plasma. PRP can then be applied topically during a microneedling session. Thanks to the tiny punctures, it can penetrate deeper into the skin, where the growth factors go to work to improve your skin from the inside-out.
MelanX Level II Chemical Peel
Our signature Level II MelanX Chemical Peel is a complete skin-lightening system designed to penetrate deep into the skin. The chemical peel speeds up the body’s natural ability to slough off dead skin cells to reveal fresh, new skin. It also lifts and lightens unwanted dark spots and evens out skin tone.
MelanX is a medical-grade chemical peel used to reduce dark spots, acne scars, sun spots, hyperpigmentation, melasma and fine lines and wrinkles. The chemical peel can be done in person or virtually with one of our trained licensed medical professionals.
The results are incredible! Our happy clients have posted amazing before and after pictures on our website, so you can see the transformations.
Easing Hyperpigmentation With Charette’s Pigmentation Pack
To further ease the look of dark spots at home, incorporate the Pigmentation Pack into your routine. Designed by Charette Cosmetics this specially designed pigment reducing system is easy to include in your daily skincare routine. This convenient bundle features six products specifically formulated for hyperpigmented skin concerns.
Combining 2% Salicylic Acid, Lactic Acid and Hydroxyphenyl Propamidobenzoic Acid, Illuminate + Purify Cleanser aids in unclogging pores, opening clogged pores, and removing surface oils.
With natural extracts such as cucumber, rosemary and melon, Active + Tone Antioxidant Mist helps reduce puffiness and swelling while calming the skin with anti-inflammatory properties.
Charette Cosmetics created Nourish + Soften Moisturizing Lotion to be used morning and night, giving skin the hydration and protection it needs in a lightweight formula that feels soft and clean.
Protecting the delicate skin on your face from the sun’s harsh UV rays is an imperative part of every skincare routine. Protect + Preserve is a lightweight, gentle sunscreen with SPF 50 for superior protection.
Brighten + Enlighten Prescription Pads are formulated to correct uneven skin tone and ease visible discoloration due to pigmentation. The natural ingredients protect against free radicals to give your skin a healthy barrier for optimal protection.
Retinol has been touted for years as an anti-aging skincare product. It minimizes the look of fine lines and wrinkles over time. Rejuvenate + Reverse Retinol Serum is formulated with an advanced encapsulated retinol that replenishes your skin, improves discoloration and protects against moisture loss.
Why Choose Charette Cosmetics for Hyperpigmentation Products and Services
Charette Cosmetics brings a whole new approach to the world of cosmetic treatments including products designed to ease the appearance of hyperpigmentation. Our innovative techniques and tailored approach allow us to address your skin concerns, enhancing and revitalizing your self-confidence. Plus, our medical-grade skincare products work to protect and treat your skin, revealing the most beautiful version of yourself.
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