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Getting Rid of Hyperpigmentation of Acne with Laser Spectra Peel

Posted By: Lic. Silvia Derasner | February 7th, 2018 | Blog

“Hyperpigmentation of acne” is the term used to describe the red spots on your skin that can linger after an acne outbreak. It comes about when new layers of skin grow over a spot of acne before it has time to fully heal. Now trapped, the acne leaves behind a patch of hyperpigmentation as a sort of epidermal scar. Healing these marks is somewhat tricky since doing so requires finding a way to remove the skin in between the surface layer and the layer that the acne is trapped on. However, this is a task for which the Laser Spectra Peel is more than qualified and a Spectra Peel treatment can be just the thing for taking care of hyperpigmentation.

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If you’re struggling to manage your hyperpigmentation or have been unable to find an effective solution, there is a treatment that could change your condition of skin like nothing else. The Spectra Peel laser treatment is effective at treating a variety of skin conditions including hyperpigmentation. Here’s what you need to know!

 

What Is Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation?

 

“Hyperpigmentation of acne” is the term used to describe the red spots on your skin that can linger after an acne outbreak. It comes about when new layers of skin grow over a spot of acne before it has time to fully heal. Now trapped, the acne leaves behind a patch of hyperpigmentation as a sort of epidermal scar. Healing these marks is somewhat tricky since doing so requires finding a way to remove the skin in between the surface layer and the layer that the acne is trapped on.

 

What Helps Treat Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation?

 

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation can be frustrating as it takes months or even years for the scars to completely fade away. The more severe the condition, the longer it will take to heal. It is determined by melanin, which absorbs ultraviolet (UV) light. If melanin is excessively produced by the body, this leads to skin pigmentation irregularities including sun spots, Melasma, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation can also be caused by acne, burns, rashes, or traumatic injuries. This is a task for which the Laser Spectra Peel is more than qualified, and this laser treatment for hyperpigmentation of acne is a very effective solution.

 

Laser Spectra Peel Steps for Treating Hyperpigmentation

 

The Laser Spectra Peel can act on the first five layers of the epidermis, the same layers that hyperpigmentation can be found in. Here’s how it works to treat post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation:

 

1.The Spectra Peel laser removes the necessary epidermal layers and exposes the scarred acne.
2.Once exposed, the acne can be treated with things like Polysporin and within a few weeks, the hyperpigmentation will have healed.
3.Once the main acne has been resolved, an epidermal scar can sometimes be left behind. These are a type of “gouge” that has been left on the skin and can penetrate to a deeper layer than Laser Spectra Peels can reach.
4.To treat these dermal scars, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy and a meso gun are used. This combination uses PRP to deliver healing and growth factors directly to the site of the scar and the meso gun to trigger the initial bout of trauma needed to start the breakdown and healing of the scar tissue.

 

Aftercare Following Hyperpigmentation of Acne Treatments

 

Once the Laser Spectra Peel treatment is finished and the hyperpigmentation has begun to heal, it is important to maintain proper aftercare to speed up the healing process and to prevent recurrence.

 

Exfoliate

Exfoliation is most known for removing dead skin, but it can also be used to draw excess pigmentation out as well. Making use of the right exfoliating treatments will allow you to lift pigmentation and stimulate the growth of new skin.

 

Prevent Formation of New Pigmentation

Pigmentation—and consequently hyperpigmentation—is caused by a type of cell called melanocytes. These cells produce pigments (melanin) and end up transferring them to skin cells. Fortunately, certain specialized ingredients are capable of blocking melanin production and inhibiting its transfer to the skin. Using facial products with kojic acid, licorice, emblica, oyster phoenix mushrooms, and vitamin C can help reduce the development of further hyperpigmentation issues.

 

Get Laser Spectra Peel Treatments in Toronto

 

If you want hyperpigmentation treatment that works and keeps your skin clear, visit the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic. Serving our GTA clients and located only a few blocks south of the 401, we use the latest clinical methods to provide high-quality anti-aging skin and body care for our clients. We support and advise our patients to help them make informed and appropriate decisions about their skin, health, and body confidence, and we strive to provide the best skin rejuvenation services in the city. To learn more about our skincare treatments and services, the cost of laser for hyperpigmentation of acne, or to book your appointment today, contact us at 416.546.4664, or e-mail us at info@AntiAgingToronto.ca. Feel free to visit us to speak with our specialists.

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