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Skin Pigmentation

What is skin pigmentation

There are several types of hyperpigmentation, the common ones being melasma, sunspots, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

Melasma. Melasma is believed to be caused by hormonal changes and may develop during pregnancy. Areas of hyperpigmentation can appear on any area of the body, but they appear most commonly on the stomach and face.
Sunspots. Also called liver spots or solar lentigines, sunspots are common. They’re related to excess sun exposure over time. Generally, they appear as spots on areas exposed to the sun, like the hands and face.

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. This is a result of injury or inflammation to the skin. A common cause of this type is acne.

What causes pigmentation

The biggest risk factors for general hyperpigmentation are sun exposure and inflammation, as both situations can increase melanin production. The greater your exposure to the sun, the greater your risk of increased skin pigmentation.

Depending on the type of disorder, other risk factors for hyperpigmented patches may include:

oral contraceptive use or pregnancy, as seen with melasma darker skin type, which is more prone to pigmentation changes
drugs that increase your sensitivity to the sunlight trauma to the skin, such as a wound or superficial burn injury.

Treatment Options

Lime light IPL
Limelight IPL

LimeLight is an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment, also known as photo-facial therapy or photo rejuvenation.We can treat the neck and face and target conditions such as uneven skin tone, brown spots, spider veins, melasma, redness, and rosacea.

Limelight is an effective treatment for evening out red and brown scars.

laser genesis
Laser Genesis

 Laser Genesis stimulates collagen regrowth to reduce wrinkles, pores and smooth out scar tissue. Additional heat is generated in dilated capillaries to reduce redness.

silk peel dermal infusion
Silkpeel Dermal Infusion

This treatment involves the removal of the surface of the skin with special equipment. Dermabrasion is useful to blend in the irregularities of a scar whether it is raised or depressed.

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Our Team Can Help You

The first step is to schedule a complimentary appointment with our experienced Aesthetic team. We are happy to talk with you regarding your Aesthetic goals, then plan and work together to achieve your skin objectives. Your personalized plan will include a timeline and a price guarantee.

Preventum Skin MD

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3288 Dunbar Steet,
Vancouver, BC, V6S 2B7

+1 604-969-8388