Pigmentation

skin pigmentation

The skin’s appearance is a major concern for most of us. At Summit Skin & Vein Care of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, our dedicated professionals understand that skin pigmentation problems can have a major impact on the way you feel about your appearance.  We also understand that keeping up with your appearance is important, especially when it comes to skin pigmentation.

What is Skin Pigmentation and What Causes It? 

Skin pigmentation refers to discoloration in skin color and looks like discolored patches of skin. Unfortunately, there are a wide variety of conditions that can lead to problems or abnormalities in skin pigmentation, such as sun exposure, medications, pregnancy and much more. Summit Skin & Vein Care wants you to protect your skin by being aware of aspects that could potentially harm it, in addition to learning about our skin pigmentation treatments. To help you better understand this complex component of the body, we have provided some details about the conditions that affect the body’s skin pigmentation, the factors that can prompt these conditions, and the skin pigmentation treatments we provide.

Common Causes for Skin Pigmentation Abnormalities:

●      Sun Exposure

Many people do not realize how much sun exposure can affect their skin. The great outdoors and sunshine make us feel happy and healthy. However, it is important to protect your skin when you are exposed to the sun’s powerful UV rays. The reason? UV rays can have damaging effects on the skin, resulting in everything from sunspots to skin cancer, which in return can affect your skin pigmentation.

●      Medications

Some medications have undesired side effects on skin pigmentation. Because of this, it is important to speak with your physician about any complications that can arise from medication. Additionally, you will want to have any unexpected skin pigmentation variations discussed with a professional.

●      Pregnancy

Throughout pregnancy, the body goes through some major changes and transformations — skin pigmentation is sometimes one of the major changes.

●      Inherited

When it comes to pigmentation, your genetic makeup sometimes predisposes you to problems. Familiarizing yourself with your family medical history is a good way to prepare for any skin pigmentation-oriented issues. It also provides you with a clear and better understanding of you skin and the way it should be taken care of.

Types of Skin Pigmentation Conditions:

  • Acne / Scarring

  • Broken Capillaries

  • Sun Damage / Brown Spots

  • Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is the production of excess melanin, causing spots on the skin that appear darker than the surrounding skin. Common skin areas that experience hyperpigmentation or dyschromia are the face, arms, and hands.  Age spots, liver spots, freckles, sun spots, melasma, pregnancy mask and any typical dark or brown spots in the skin are examples of hyperpigmentation. Treatments can include IPL photofacials and chemical peels.

  • Melasma

Melasma is a common skin disorder where excessive amounts of melanin collects in different layers in the skin. Melasma can affect anyone but is often caused from female hormones estrogen and progesterone. This condition is especially common in pregnant women, women who are taking birth control pills (oral contraceptives), and women taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) during menopause. Sun exposure is also a strong risk factor for melasma. Melasma appears as dark symmetrical spots on the face–most often on the forehead, cheeks, and mustache area. Treatments include IPL photofacials and chemical peels.

  • Rosacea / Redness

Rosacea is much more than that a simple sensitivity. It is a frustrating and irritating chronic inflammatory skin condition, affecting the face. Unfortunately, rosacea is often mistaken for sensitive skin, leaving individuals to suffer longer. Treating rosacea is critical, as it is not only annoying, but will also worsen without treatment. While suffering from one of these types of rosacea is unfortunate, the good news is that there are treatment options. In addition to anti-inflammatory drugs, antibiotics, and oral retinoids, there are several facial treatments that can help minimize the symptoms of rosacea. Several cosmetic therapies are also very helpful in improving skin’s appearance.

Cosmetic Procedures:

Whether  you suffer from a genetically induced skin pigmentation condition or your skin’s color and appearance has been affected by outside factors, you have to feel uncomfortable in your own skin because it is the only one you have. Today’s medical advancements have made it possible for you to receive the treatment you deserve. At Summit Skin & Vein Care of Lee’s Summit, we have a number of skin pigmentation treatments that are designed to satisfy everyone’s lifestyle and budget needs. Our team of professionals understand how important it is to have beautiful, healthy skin and will take the time to listen to you and your concerns about skin pigmentation. From there, you and our professionals will come to a conclusion and a better understanding on how to best handle your skin treatment.

IPL™ Photorejuvenation

Looking for a non-invasive way to help with the sun’s damaging effects on aging skin? If so, we have the perfect solution. This treatment is a great way to reduce sun spots, freckles, and other discolorations of skin pigmentation. In a series of treatments, you can restore your skin to its more youthful appearance with no “down time”.

Chemical Peel / Microdermabrasion

In just under an hour, the powerful effects of our chemical peels can help rejuvenate your skin, restoring its natural, luminous appearance. There is absolutely no down time with this skin pigmentation treatment, so it can be integrated into the most busy and active lifestyles.

Begin Skin Pigmentation Treatment Now

Aging does not have to mean your skin pigmentation and overall appearance needs to be compromised. Unfortunately, it is inevitable that your skin will age with you, so when life ages your skin, our Lee’s Summit, Missouri facility can help your skin in a way that allows it to age gracefully. Our compassionate and knowledgeable professionals, state-of-the-art facility, and wealth of experience make us the perfect partner to help with your skin restoration needs.

For more information about our effective skin pigmentation treatments, contact our Lee’s Summit facility by calling (816) 533-4398. 

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