Does your skin suffer from pigmentation after excessive sun exposure? Or do you suffer from melasma? Hyperpigmentation can be an annoying complaint. Through effective treatment, your skin can regain an even complexion.

Hyperpigmentation means that there is too much pigment in one area of the skin (hyper = too much, pigmentation = pigment). This makes that one patch of skin darker compared to the rest of the skin. This dark color is caused by "melanin," the substance that gives a darker color to the skin. There are different forms of hyperpigmentation. The most common forms are: melasma (pregnancy mask), post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and hyperpigmentation due to sun damage.

To treat hyperpigmentation, it is important to determine in which skin layer the hyperpigmentation is located. Is it located in the epidermal (superficial) skin layer? Then the hyperpigmentation is often light brown in color and often treatable with skin therapy. Is it in the dermal (deeper) skin layer? Then the hyperpigmentation is often dark brown or gray in color. This pigment is more difficult to treat and often does not disappear completely, but can be lightened.

Depending on the shape and depth of the hyperpigmentation, there are several ways to treat it. Options range from dermatological creams and serums, to special peels and/or microneedling. We often choose a combination of multiple treatments for optimal results. Our skin therapist will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan.


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