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Hyperpigmentation Treatmentsin Rockford, IL

Complications with the appearance of your skin can be problematic.

Blemishes and dark spots can cause you to feel embarrassed, especially when they appear on the face. At the Pryor Health facility in Rockford hyperpigmentation treatments are offered to our patients to address discoloration on the skin.

What Are the Most Effective Treatments for Hyperpigmentation?

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What Is Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is a term that addresses the discoloration of the skin. These changes typically present themselves as flat spots or patches with increased pigment. These blemishes can appear anywhere on the body, but areas with more sun exposure are at higher risk. In large patches, it can contribute to an uneven skin tone.

The condition can occur in all skin tones, but it’s prevalent in patients who naturally have high melanin levels. Hyperpigmentation requires a very delicate approach when trying to treat or correct it, as sometimes the most effective treatments can have the greatest risks if not properly administered.

What Causes Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation can develop on the skin for many different reasons. Exposure to the sun is most common, but other factors include acne, hormone fluctuations, and stress. During breakouts, the inflammation pores and injury caused to the tissue can cause cells that produce pigmentation to send more melanin to the area.

This is called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). and can appear as a red, purple, brown, or black spot left in place of a pimple or acne cluster. These are often mistaken for acne scars. Hyperpigmentation may also develop as irregularly shaped brown or gray patches of skin. This condition is known as melasma or chloasma and is generally caused by hormonal changes, stress, or medical conditions like thyroid disease or lupus.

Sun exposure, as everyone knows, increases melanin production too. This is what causes us to tan and darken when we sit out by the pool. Unfortunately, this can also lead to blemishes like sunspots, age spots, and liver spots. This is also considered hyperpigmentation and is one of the most common ways it will appear.

Can I Prevent Hyperpigmentation?

Thankfully, you can take some extra measures to be proactive and prevent hyperpigmentation from occurring or worsening. Protecting your skin from the sun is one of the best ways to do so. 30-plus SPF sunscreens, hats, and long sleeves are all ways to achieve this. Unfortunately, once you have developed hyperpigmentation, it can leave long-lasting marks unless treated using cosmetic or plastic surgery methods.

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You are invited to book a treatment at Pryor Health where we offer a full range of Surgical, Medspa and Wellness services to take years off of your appearance. We are known for our results and care of our patients.

Pryor Health Locations

Rockford, IL
5995 Spring Creek Rd Rockford, IL 61114

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Northfield, IL
330 W Frontage Rd, Northfield, IL 60093

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