Dark spots and skin hyperpigmentation are super annoying, right? Maybe you experience a dark scar every time you get a pimple and you are ready to throw your hands up in exasperation. Chances are you’ve already tried everything from bleach creams to targeted treatments and serums. Sure, hyperpigmentation is not a serious medical condition, but the discoloration is a total pain. Continue reading to learn about the science behind skin hyperpigmentation, what causes the phenomenon and what you can do about it.
THE SCIENCE BEHIND SKIN HYPERPIGMENTATION
What is hyperpigmentation and why does it keep happening? The discoloration often happens because of hormonal changes, stress or trauma to the skin. Maybe you had a breakout, a cut from shaving or you spent way too much time having fun in the sun. Once damaged, your skin has an inflammatory response which triggers the production of melanin. Even a small blemish can take months for the colour to fade. So how can you treat hyperpigmentation? Or even better, how can you prevent it from happening in the first place?
PROVEN SKIN CARE SOLUTIONS
Hello, targeted treatments and serums! The best hyperpigmentation treatment is a thorough skin care routine backed by science. And, your routine should absolutely include a Vitamin C Serum for Face and Eye. Our expert aestheticians recommend the Vitamin C Serum from Di Morelli because it is clinically proven to lighten dark spots and repair your skin from sun damage. An added bonus? It improves the overall texture and tone of your skin and is the only skin care product on the market that is safe for both your face and the delicate skin around your eyes.
Our expert aestheticians also recommend a Brightener Serum to treat dark spots. Our Brightener Serum is an easy choice. Why? It’s clinically proven to lighten hyperpigmentation and correct uneven skin tone using a blend of three powerful alpha hydroxy acids. The kojic acid is ideal for lightening and the lactic acid works beautifully for exfoliation.
The added azelaic acid calms inflammation and controls excess oil. Any one of these ingredients would be effective in a brightener serum, but their compounding effectiveness is what you will really fall in love with.
PRO TIP: Remember to wear a hat and reapply your SPF 35 Sunscreen every day to help you avoid sun spots and hyperpigmentation in the first place!
SAFE AND EFFECTIVE TREATMENT OPTIONS
There are also a number of hyperpigmentation laser treatment options you can try at a professional medical aesthetics clinic such as MRC. Directed by Di Morelli Skin Care founder Dr. Robert Morrell, MRC is the largest medical aesthetics clinic on the Canadian West Coast. They offer a number of phenomenal, accessible treatments to help you with frustrating dark spots and uneven skin tone.
For example, Broadband Light (BBL) therapy is a relatively painless and efficient way to address hyperpigmentation, and brighten or even out your skin tone. You can also try Enlighten laser for hyperpigmentation, which targets dark spots, uneven texture and melasma using advanced nanotechnology. Be sure to avoid sun exposure in the two weeks before and after any laser treatments!