Pigmented Lesions and Hyperpigmentation
PIGMENTED LESIONS (BROWN SPOTS)
Pigmented lesions can appear in many forms on the skin. Typically, pigmented lesions caused by aging and sun exposure are flat and brown, found on the high points of the face (cheek bones, hairline, nose bridge), or anywhere the sun hits first. These age spots are also referred to as liver spots, senile lentigo, solar lentigines, or sun spots. Sun damage can lead to brown spots, redness, uneven skin tone, and a drier skin texture.
Hyperpigmentation is a term that describes darker patches of skin. Acne hyperpigmentation is a result of aggressive acne, this is worsened when the acne has been picked at (hands off!). Hyperpigmentation is caused by an overproduction of melanin, the pigment in our skin. Because pigment is produced in the lowest layer of our epidermis, pigment is stubborn to treat and requires patience and a regular home maintenance routine with active ingredients and sunscreen to prevent the pigment from getting darker. Individuals with deeper complexions are typically more prone to hyperpigmentation, as their skin is already producing melanin quickly.
At Dermis Advanced Skin Care, we have a wide variety of treatments available to treat sun damage. However, we still feel that it is crucial to take the necessary steps to prevent the problem. It is also important to maintain the results after the treatments.