Hyperpigmentation in Southlake, TX


Get Even Skin Tone with Our World Class Hyperpigmentation Treatments

Get Even Skin Tone with Our World Class Hyperpigmentation Treatments

Generally, the hyperpigmentation of prior acne, pimples, or other blemishes can diminish with time, but can leave behind uneven skin texture and color. Additionally, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) typically results from your skin producing more melanin, a natural pigment that determines eye and hair color, as a reaction to damage or irritation. A disruption like this could cause melanin to leak and become entrapped in the dermis. At Medrein Health & Aesthetics, we offer a number of solutions from skin lightening to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation treatment to help resurface fresh, youthful looking skin.

Common factors involved in Hyperpigmentation

Skin tone/color is a result of the amount of Melanin production from Melanocytes. Hence the skin tone/color variations depend on the amount, size and functioning of Melanocytes.

  • Sun Exposure/ UV radiation: This is the most influential factor to cause hyperpigmentation.
  • Aging: Also known as sunspots or liver spots, these patches are visible on the skin parts that experience high amounts of sun exposure and aging, such as your face, neck and hands. This skin condition is more common among the elderly or those who spend long hours in the sun.
  • Hormonal changes: Melanocyte stimulating hormone (MSH) trigers Melanocyte to release Melanin, so higher levels of MSH produce high melanin release thereby causing Hyperpigmentation. Other hormones such as Estrogen, Progesterone, and Cortisol also cause Hyperpigmentation.
  • Post-Inflammatory: Post inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) is caused by scarring or discoloration of the skin due to inflammatory skin disorders such as severe acne, eczema, dermatitis, IPL and other similar ailments. Acne scars are the most common form of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
  • Genetic: Tyrosinase gene TYRP1 is an enzyme that oxidizes tyrosine to create Melanin. Higher levels of this gene leads to higher Melanin production.
  • Ethnicity: Asian/ African skin’s are most sensitive, hence have a tendency to cause higher concentrations of melanin pigment deposit around eyes/ mouth/ underarms/ groin areas.

Hyperpigmentation and Skin Lightening Treatment options:

Based on the skin biopsy results and the patient’s health status, our team of aestheticians, led by board-certified aesthetic physician Dr. Haritha Mikkilineni (Dr. Mikki), will decide on the treatment plan that may include one or a combination of the following procedures:

  • Topical Products – o remove uneven patches and eradicate skin discoloration, we use a mixture of topical products including Hydroquinone, Kojic acid, and Ascorbic acid.
  • Chemical Peels – Chemical peels enable skin exfoliation, eventually breaking up pigmentation so that it rises to the surface and spontaneously sheds.
  • Microneedling – This non-surgical approach includes piercing the epidermis to produce a new layer of skin. The new layer would then cover the black spots and marks, replacing them with a more uniformly colored and textured surface.
  • Glutathione Skin Lightening – Glutathione is an antioxidant that deactivates tyrosinase (melanin-stimulating enzyme) by reducing free radicals in your body. It helps lighten the skin, reducing dark spots and acne scars. While this antioxidant treatment is available in the form of oral supplements and creams, receiving glutathione through IV infusions ensures quick results with no downtime or side effects.
  • IPL – This is an intense pulse light used to treat uneven skin tone/ sun spots. This can cause hyperpigmentation on sensitive skin tones. Hence not safe for all skin types/ tones.
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing – We use laser beam technology to treat PIH by targeting melanin or water to penetrate your skin while heating them up to destroy them. Our picosecond and fractionated resurfacing lasers from Fotona are one of the best and safest lasers in the world.
  • PicoNano Laser/Q – Switch Lasers – We have a world-class state-of-the-art facility, with most innovative technology Pico and Q-switch lasers from Fotona – StarWalker laser.StarWalker Pico laser technology is highly effective due to the selectivity of Q-switched light, enabling it to break apart pigments only and not cells. This means that pigment destruction can take place without ablating the skin – a unique feature that also allows other treatment possibilities, such as the safe and effective removal of complex for all skin types and tones,
Hyperpigmentation Conditions that are commonly treated at Medrein Health

Hyperpigmentation Conditions that are commonly treated at Medrein Health:

  • Melasma
  • PIH (Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation)
  • Sun spots/ sun damage
  • Age spots
  • Skin lightening
  • Uneven skin tone/ color (Dark circles around eyes, Underarm/ vaginal Hyperpigmentation)
  • Freckles
  • Birthmarks
  • Acne scars

What to Expect from Our Hyperpigmentation Treatment

Uneven skin tone could be from multiple reasons, our team led by Dr. Haritha Mikkilineni, provides a number of customizable therapy options that are supported by cutting-edge technology. Our physician-owned practice allows for the most holistic approach to your health and beauty journey with a commitment to the well-being of our patients.

Patience is key in the treatment of hyperpigmentation. Our staff at Medrein Health & Aesthetics are trained to address your aesthetic needs and ensure that the highest standards of safety are met. Dr. Mikki will provide you with all the tips for a safe and fast recovery.

Choose Medrein Health & Aesthetics to Recolor and Rejuvenate Your Skin

Choose Medrein Health & Aesthetics to Recolor and Rejuvenate Your Skin

Medrein Health & Aesthetics is Southlake’s most exclusive medical spa and offers the latest technology and procedures to enhance patient wellness, aging, sexual health, and aesthetics. Apart from our expertise in various cutting-edge technology, patients are at the forefront of what we do. Our aesthetic physician Haritha Mikkilineni (Dr. Mikki), MD, and our team of experts utilize the award-winning StarWalker® picosecond laser technology for highly effective anti-aging results. Make an appointment with us and have your hyperpigmentation issues resolved today.

Frequently Asked Questions about Hyperpigmentation Treatment

While PIH can eventually resolve and fade away, it is difficult to say when that might happen. It can take anywhere from three months to two years, depending on the size and darkness of the discolored area. Additionally, there is a possibility that fresh spots can appear or that your PIH will reappear after fading.

There are a number of natural at-home remedies for depigmentation. However, their efficacy varies greatly. If your PIH is strong and covers a larger surface area, it might be best to visit a professional to seek the right course of action.

It is difficult to completely prevent PIH. The intensity of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, however, can be prevented or lessened with a judicious approach to sun protection: Wearing protective clothing and limiting your time in the sun may help lessen its severity.

The cost for PIH laser treatments depends upon various factors. Since hyperpigmentation differs in each person, we recommend consulting with Medrein Health and Aesthetics for the exact cost of your specific treatment.

Our skin-lightening treatments (topical creams, laser, chemical peels, and glutathione antioxidants) are considered safe as they increase collagen and elastin while reducing melanin production to treat various skin concerns.

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