When patients are experiencing a change in their skin or nail color, they may be dealing with a condition called hyperpigmentation. At Seriously Skin, we determine the cause of the hyperpigmentation, and work with patients to develop treatment plans that are as unique as they are!
Hyperpigmentation can occur in any area of the body, and it should be properly diagnosed, as it can be a sign of another medical issue. Hyperpigmentation may be a sign of Addison’s disease, melasma, celiac disease, mercury poisoning, aromatase deficiency, Nelson’s syndrome, and a myriad of other conditions. When patients visit an experienced cosmetic dermatologist at Seriously Skin, they can receive a thorough evaluation to determine the cause of their condition and find the proper solution.
Hyperpigmentation is typically caused by excess production melanin, which is a pigment that naturally occurs in the skin. It can flare up due to sun exposure, inflammation, or any other conditions that may cause the skin to change colors. Hyperpigmentation can occur on anyone, but patients with skin of color are at a higher risk, especially for hyperpigmentation caused by sun exposure.
There are several treatments available for hyperpigmentation. Once patients have undergone a thorough examination and they receive a proper diagnosis, they can speak with their dermatologist about ways to treat the problem. Many patients can benefit from topical solutions used on the skin, including hydroquinone to lighten the areas of discoloration. Retinol is often used, as well as treatments such as laser therapy, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels. A consultation with a medical professional can help patients make an educated decision in regards to the treatment that is right for their lifestyle, their budget, and the severity of their condition.
The following treatments are used for hyperpigmentation and melasma:
- Sciton BBL
- QX MAX Melasma Treatment
- SilkPeel Dermalinfusion
- Pharmaceutical Skin Care System
Seriously Skin is conveniently located in the Cleveland, Ohio area and proudly serves patients in the surrounding communities. New patients are welcome to visit our state-of-the-art facility for treatments related to the skin, nails, and hair, and can enjoy one-on-one attention from qualified medical professionals with years in the business. Contact us today to schedule a visit to our practice and determine if our team is the best for your health and wellness.