Skin Care Charlottetown
Skin Care Charlottetown

Skin Care Charlottetown

Laser Treatment for skin tags, dermatitis keratosis & moles

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Laser Therapy for Hyper Pigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is a common condition where the skin develops dark spots or patches in some areas in comparison to the surrounding skin. Skin discolouration may develop by trauma to the skin, as sun spots or age spots, and melasma which are common reactions to sun exposure and aging.

Depending on your own body’s healing capabilities, many individuals develop hyperpigmentation after cuts or burns. Those who have had severe acne tend to develop hyperpigmentation and scarring once the acne has passed. Those who are prone to hyperpigmentation should avoid excessive picking or scratching of the skin as this may cause enough damage to signal your skin’s natural response which is to hyperpigment.

Sun spots or age spots are brown discolorations which are flush with the skin usually present on the face, neck, chest, and back of the hands otherwise known as liver spots. It is a common condition developed when there is an excess of melanin deposits in the skin.

Melasma, another form of hyperpigmentation, is a uniform brown color usually seen over the cheeks, forehead, nose, or upper lip. Hyperpigmentation due to Melasma may appear through sun exposure as well as hormonal changes such as during pregnancy, puberty, and by taking oral contraceptives.

Hyper-Pigmentation happens when there is an overproduction or uneven production of melanin. Melanin is a pigment produced by the basal cells of the dermis called melanocytes. (See fig 1.2) These cells coexist with other cells called keratinocytes, which are the dead cells forming the stratum corneum or epidermis (top layer of the skin).

Many factors can cause over or uneven production of melanin. These include birth control pills, pregnancy, hormone replacement therapy, sun exposure, drugs containing phototoxic agents, abrasions or acne.

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Home care tips
  • Always wear sun protection, even while indoors.
  • Avoid tanning salons.
  • Refrain from continuous sun exposure.