Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmenatation (PIH)
There are many reasons skin can develop post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Acne can cause post inflammatory hyper pigmenatation, leaving areas of skin looking dark, discoloured and cosmetically displeasing. This is usually when the areas of affected skin has been damaged by spots or picking of the skin. Exposure to to UVA/UVB light can exacerbate the problem.
Traumatic scars can also leave areas of either post inflammatory hyperpigmentation or post inflammatory hypopigmentation, again exacerbated by UVA/UVB exposure.
Poor skin care routines and aggressive skin treatments are another culprit. Often skin care therapists can inadvisably use aggressive treatments on skin, without effective rebuild techniques, (think microdermabrasion, skin peels). This can damage the skins protective layer and cause pigment changes. It is essential that a qualified skin care practitioner, in a Care Quality Commissioned Clinic Setting, carry out any skin treatments you are considering, to minimize risks associated with skin damage.
With the easy accessibility of skin care products online, we are now seeing an increase in damage caused by misuse of aggressive skin care ranges, at home. It is important to seek out professional advice, before starting on any ‘clinical’ skin care range as again, misuse can cause skin damage, including post inflammatory hyper and hypo pigmentation.
Treatments for post inflammatory hyperpigmentation:
- Skin Peels / Medical Facials
- Danne Montague King
- Obagi Nu Derm / Obagi Crx
- Spectra Peel
- Spectra Soft Peel
- Dermamelan / Cosmelan
- Genuine Dermaroller
- eDS Dermastamp
- Hydrafacial with LED Light
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