Hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition wherein the increased production of melanin, the natural substance responsible for giving the skin its color, triggers a pigment change or darkening of the skin. Although the primary source of hyperpigmentation is genetic, factors such as sun exposure, acne, and certain medications or drugs can exacerbate this condition.*
Signs of hyperpigmentation
Hyperpigmentation problems can take on a number of forms:
- Tan: excess melanin is produced as a defense mechanism from the UV rays of the sun, resulting in a darkening of the skin
- Stain: brown or wine-colored skin discoloration
- Nevus: birthmark
- Melasma: dark spots frequently caused by hormonal changes (i.e. during pregnancy)
- Solar Lentigenes: sun spots/freckles
- Chloasma: liver spots
Treatment options in Pasadena
The successful resolution of pigmentation-related skin issues requires treatment by a competent practitioner with a strong background in the field of medical aesthetics. Dr. Hany K. Zaki, is the lead physician at Le Rêve Med Spa, located in Pasadena, California.
Dr. Zaki is committed to staying up-to-date with the latest developments in the constantly evolving field of skin rejuvenation treatments. He has equipped Le Rêve with the most cutting-edge equipment available, such as the elōs Plus Workstation and the GentleMax Pro laser treatment system. Both the elōs Plus and the GentleMax Pro have transformed the way hyperpigmentation and other problematic skin conditions are treated, enabling practitioners to address these conditions at their source, resulting in faster, more effective results.*
Le Rêve Med Spa is also proud to offer a line of medical grade skin care products produced by the well-respected Skin Medica product line, which have been designed to slowly lighten hyperpigmented skin, allowing our patients to extend and maximize the results of their in-office skin rejuvenation treatments.*
*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.