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BY: LBL Team

How Do You Get Rid of Hyperpigmentation Caused by The Sun?

How to prevent and treat hyperpigmentation

Picture this: you’ve spent your summer months basking in the glorious sunlight, soaking up that Vitamin D, and now you’re rewarded with an unwanted surprise — spots! No, not the cute, freckly kind, but hyperpigmentation, which materializes as age spots, otherwise known as liver spots or sun spots. If you’ve been left wondering how to even out your complexion and reclaim your spotless radiance, worry not because we’ve got you covered.

What’s with all the spotting?

Hyperpigmentation is essentially a fancy term for darkening of the skin, which results from an overproduction of melanin, the pigment responsible for your skin, hair, and eye color. When you forget to slather on your sunblock, your skin amps up melanin production to protect itself against harmful UV rays. However, this overproduction often ends up forming deposits, resulting in those pesky spots, like age, liver, and sun spots, that can give your skin a mottled look. No, thanks!

Skincare ingredients that combat hyperpigmentation

One of the most straightforward routes to banishing those dark spots involves employing skincare products loaded with the good stuff — Vitamin C, hydroquinone, and retinol. Vitamin C, found in brightening serums like LaserAway Beauty Wake Me Up Vitamin C Firming Day Serum is an antioxidant powerhouse and a vital player in the collagen synthesis process — it helps fade dark spots with consistent use. Prescription-strength hydroquinone lightens the skin by reducing the number of melanocytes, while skincare products containing retinol, a form of Vitamin A, aids in skin cell turnover, ensuring that the darker skin cells are replaced with lighter ones.

Treat hyperpigmentation with dermatological treatments

If your skin is stubbornly holding onto those spots, it may be time to dial up the intensity with dermatological treatments. Cosmetic treatments like IPL photo facials and Clear + Brilliant are particularly effective against hyperpigmentation.

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) photo facials use broad-spectrum light to target and fragment melanin, leading to a reduction in dark spots. If you’re more inclined towards lasers, Clear + Brilliant is a gentle fractional laser treatment that resurfaces the skin, improving texture and reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation. And for the most effective results, it’s recommended that you combine IPL photo facials with Clear + Brilliant treatments. Getting Hydrafacials regularly can also help boost IPL photo facial and Clear + Brilliant results, plus make your skincare products work better overall.

Prevention is key to stopping hyperpigmentation in its tracks

While we have a range of tools to combat hyperpigmentation, wouldn’t it be easier to prevent these spots from forming in the first place? A little bit of prevention can go a long way in ensuring that your skin remains spot-free.

  • Sunscreen, sunscreen, and more sunscreen: The simplest yet the most effective tip is using sunscreen consistently. Make sure you’re applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 every single day, even when it’s cloudy.
  • Protective clothing: If you’re going to be in the sun for extended periods, consider protective clothing, like wide-brimmed hats, long-sleeved shirts, and sunglasses, to shield your skin from the harsh rays.
  • Regular exfoliation: Exfoliation aids in skin renewal and can help remove hyperpigmentation over time. Just remember not to overdo it; once or twice a week is plenty. Choose a professional-grade product like LaserAway Beauty Polished Microdermabrasion Face and Body Scrub.

So, there you have it! Say goodbye to your unwelcome spotty guests and hello to sun-kissed, spotless skin. Remember, the sun is for soaking, not spotting!

Want to learn more about dermatological treatments like Hydrafacials, Clear + Brilliant, and IPL photo facials? Check out LaserAway, the nation’s leading aesthetic dermatological clinic.

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