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Hyperpigmentation in Charlotte

Hyperpigmentation can be as inescapable as the influences that cause it… the sun, heat, and your own hormones. No matter how uncomfortable most people feel about it, they choose to overlook dark spots or cover them with makeup. However, if skin spots and discoloration bothers you, a board-certified dermatologist can help alleviate your concerns and worries.

Over-the-counter treatments

Over-the-counter products are rarely an answer; as hyperpigmentation is definitely one of the most challenging issues to resolve. There is an endless list of botanical brighteners and there are hardcore chemicals like hydroquinone; there are also various antioxidants, and alpha hydroxy acids. Without a doctor’s expertise, over-the-counter remedies are essentially ineffective.

Treatment options

If you are disturbed by spots of any kind, the first thing you should do is see a dermatologist. They have an arsenal of treatments such as serums, peels, and creams; that can help your situation tremendously. Your dermatologist may decide to treat the problem by lifting and lightening the spots with chemical peels and/or broadband lasers. The procedure that your dermatologist chooses to follow will in due course depend on your skin’s tone and degree of sensitivity. Treatment options may be limited by the particular kind of pigment you are experiencing, and your budget, as lasers treatments can be less affordable than peels.

Get expert advice from a dermatologist

The years of experience that is available from a board-certified dermatologist is vital in treatment of hyperpigmentation. It’s important to understand that clinical expertise is essential to a successful outcome. To dispel a common myth, chemical peels and lasers can be used safely on both lighter and darker skin tones. Your provider’s skill is crucial because any trauma to the skin can cause further post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Pigmentation problems can be challenging, but there are many safe and effective treatments available. Additionally, many other treatments are on the horizon. Anyone who is experiencing significant changes in their skin tone should see a board-certified dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment.

One of Charlotte’s top dermatologists

If you seek to avoid problems with your skin, hair, or hands, Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte can provide high quality and innovative treatment in a caring and professional environment. Dr. Nixon is a board-certified dermatologist whose dedication, experience, and knowledge will provide the best possible treatment for your cosmetic concerns.

Their range of services includes medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology; including removal of skin cancer. In addition to Halo by Sciton, they provide a full range of cosmetic offerings such as skin tightening, fat reduction, chemical peels, Botox treatments, microdermabrasion, and more. Treatment is available for both adult and pediatric patients. Call Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte today; for a skin care evaluation and hyperpigmentation analysis.

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