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Treating Hyperpigmentation

Written by: Tammy Garrett

Calgary Manicure


Hyperpigmentation, Sun Spots, Pigment, whatever you want to call it, when it comes time to conquer the dark spots, there are certain things to take into consideration. I hope this article gives you a better understanding of how to treat your hyperpigmentation and that you will feel confident that the Skin Care Professionals at Viso Medi Spa are taking your concerns seriously.

Receiving just one treatment at a time will not be effective in treating Hyperpigmentation or Sun Spots. Hyperpigmentation is deep within the cells of your skin and a series of combined strategies over a period of time is what will make a difference. Think of it like a puzzle and each step is a piece of that puzzle.

When working to eliminate your Hyperpigmentation and Sun Spots it is very important to work with one Skin Care Professional and follow the entire program that is set out for you. When you move from one Skin Care Professional to another, there is no way to monitor your progress and you will spend unnecessary money on product and treatments because we do not know your history.

Viso Medi Spa and Boutique

The following is Viso Medi Spas program that has been set up for best results in treatment of Hyperpigmentation and Sun Spots. Each Step is an important piece of the puzzle when battling Hyperpigmentation and Sun Spots.

Step 1

Begin with a Chemical Peel or Microdermabrasion. Chemical Peels and Microdermabrasion are a great way to begin the treatment of sun spots. It will prep your skin by elimination the dead skin cells and surface pigment. Viso has a variety of peels. Your Skin care technician will recommend the treatment best suited to your skin.

Step 2

Add a series of Light Based Photo-Facial Treatments. The Naturalight IPL is the latest technology available on the market, offering efficient and effective treatments to the widest range of skin types including skin types 5/6.

Step 3

Alternate the series of treatments set out for you by your Skin Care Professional at Viso Medi Spa bi-weekly between a Chemical Peel or Microdermabrasion and the Naturalight IPL Photo-Facials.

This will help reach the pigment in different ways. Chemical peels and Microdermabrasion help to shed the outer layer of skin, aiding in the sloughing of the pigmentation. The Naturalight IPL Photo-Facial will help reach the pigment deeper in the skin. The light also stimulates the skin’s natural healing response, which breaks up the pigment.

Step 4

Include topical products. During this process, it is very important to use a lightening product, such as a 4% hydroquinone, which is a concentration that requires a prescription; you can ask your doctor for this. This product will help keep the sun spots in a dormant stage. Damaged cells have memory, so even after you have a series of treatments, these spots could return if you are not using a product to slow the development of melanin.

You should also be using 20% Vitamin C products every day. If you treat spots solely with hydroquinone, the melanin may become accustomed to the treatment.

Step 5

After your series of treatments are complete, set up a schedule for maintenance. When treating irregular pigmentation, do Chemical Peel or Microdermabrasion maintenance treatments every month. Also, 2 Naturalight IPL Photo-Facial treatments per year will help to keep the skin bright and free of those pesky sun spots and hyperpigmentation.

Step 6

A Spa Grade Sunscreen is very important in the treatment and prevention of sun spots and other sun damage.

Viso Medi Spa and Boutique

Viso is here to work with you and conquer your concerns. Give us a call today to book with one of our skin care professionals for your free consultation and to customize your treatments.

Book your FREE Consultation with a Viso Skin Care Professional today.
Call (403)265-0330 or book online at www.visoboutique.com

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