Learn about the difference between to melasma or Hyperpigmentation and their treatments
As a professional esthetician I can tell you wether you have melasma or hyperpigmentation and provide you with the best treatment.
Hyperpigmentation or dark pigmented spots are quite common and may be caused by external environmental factors. Another factor could be over exposure to the sun or internal skin flare up from acne or any wounds causing inflammation, which in turn triggers the overproduction of melanocytes. Melanocytes are the skin cells responsible for producing pigment and color to the skin, eyes and hair. Resuming Hyperpigmentation caused by age, sun exposure damage or acne scars are all treatable, successfully.
Melasma pigmentation on the other hand is embedded much deeper into the Dermal layers.
It isn’t totally clear what causes melasma. Excessive sun exposure is one major cause
Estrogen and progesterone sensitivity are also associated with this condition.
This means birth control and hormone therapy can all trigger melasma.
Stress and thyroid disease are also thought to be causes of melasma.
In some cases also called chloasma, or the mask of pregnancy, caused by hormonal changes in pregnant women. For this reason this condition is much more common in women than men and it’s also harder to treat. Dark-skinned women, are more at risk than people with fair skin.
To analyze the depth of the melasma can be established after a thorough consultation with the help of some examining tools to look at your skin like skin scan device or a Wood’s lamp are some tools used before deciding on a treatments plan.
Melasma can also be triggered by pregnancy or birth control pills.
Melasma can fade in its own if they deliver the baby or when they stop taking the pills.
However, some people have melasma for years, or even a lifetime if not treated or protected from the sun. For those looking for a cure, there are many treatments out there to target
Hyperpigmentation and melasma.
Daily UV and UVB protection is the the most important part to maintain the skin protected at all times. These are among the best treatments for hyperpigmentation and melasma to be had.
• Cosmelan is on the top in my list
Cosmelan is The world’s best-selling depigmenting treatment. Cosmelan formula contains an exclusive combination of active ingredients with proven efficacy, which act on all stages of the hyperpigmentation process to completely eliminate existing hyperpigmentations, preventing both their reappearance and the appearance of new dark spots. Comprehensive and effective results with more than a million satisfied patients.
*Microneedle will help to strengthen the epidermis by building more collagen to protect the skin from future damage
*Microdermabrasion is another option for treating hyperpigmentation its a manual peeling performed by a machine
*Chemical peeling is another option
Heaving your skin properly evaluated and treated with the best treatment protocol and home care for your skin type will maximize your results and prevent you from further hyperpigmentation development.
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