Hyperpigmentation is typically a benign condition in which specific skin areas darken in comparison to the surrounding healthy skin. This condition appears when surplus melanin (the brown pigment that offers the skin its color) creates deposits on the skin.
Specific types of pigmentation, such as those caused by acne, may lighten by themselves over time without any treatment. But several instances of discoloration need treatment with effective, active ingredients and non-invasive in-office procedures to remove these spots on the skin’s surface.
Reger Vein and Skin Specialists, led by Dr. Gregg Reger, provides medical spa treatments for hyperpigmentation to patients in Spring, TX, The Woodlands, and surrounding communities across the horizon.
Microdermabrasion for Minimal Darkness
In microdermabrasion, the uppermost skin layer is gently removed to treat sunspots, darkness, and various other types of superficial and minimal pigmentation. Certain microdermabrasion treatments include an extra step. In this step, specialized anti-pigmentation ingredients are applied to the skin to create a more dazzling effect.
Chemical Peels for Stubborn Spots
The treatment provider may offer the patient salicylic acid, TCA, and glycolic acid chemical peels to treat discoloration. Chemical peels are very effective in offering rapid outcomes and eliminating deeper pigment. The provider can change the strength of the chemical peels to the appropriate type and depth of procedure. However, a chemical peel is not suitable for every type of skin and color. The patient should seek other options if their skin scars easily.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) for Discoloration from the Sun
IPL is a popular alternative to treat skin discoloration due to the sun. This procedure entails the pulsing of light-based energy onto the skin while treating blood vessels simultaneously. The light detects skin discoloration and eliminates it. IPL may cause the treatment sites to become darker and flake after some days.
Fractional Laser for Stubborn Discoloration
Fractional laser is one of the most effective options available for treating stubborn skin pigmentation. State-of-the-art laser techniques inflict safe and controlled micro-injuries to the skin. These injuries trigger the skin’s healing process. This leads to a decrease in the discoloration revealing younger, brighter skin.
Obagi for Less Intensive Treatment
Obagi prescription skin care products are an excellent alternative for patients who seek a less intensive and non-invasive treatment with no downtime. Obagi has a wide skincare range that is available on prescription from a dermatologist.
Other Treatment Options
A combination of OTC topical skincare products containing active ingredients (such as soy or niacinamide) may help brighten the skin and are ideal for everyday usage. Using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more is certainly recommended to prevent further skin discoloration.
The provider can individualize the treatment plan for a patient depending on the severity and extent of the hyperpigmentation and their skin tone. The treatment may entail one therapy or a combination of multiple therapies.
Honorable Dr. Gregg Reger receives patients from Spring, TX, The Woodlands, and other towns and suburbs in this majestic state of Texas for hyperpigmentation medical spa treatments.
During a consultation at Reger Vein and Skin Specialists with Gregg Reger MD in The Woodlands, our team will be happy to explain more in detail what procedures and treatments would be the best fit for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more 832-585-0090! Serving patients in The Woodlands, Spring, Houston, Texas and surrounding areas.