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Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) is a common skin concern that affects millions worldwide, manifesting as dark spots or patches on the skin following an inflammatory condition. It can result from acne, eczema, or even minor injuries, impacting individuals’ confidence and quality of life. At Instabeauty Aesthetic clinic, we’re dedicated to offering advanced solutions to help you regain your flawless skin complexion.

Hyperpigmentation occurs when the skin produces excess melanin in
response to inflammation, leading to darkened areas that can vary in size and intensity. While it’s more common in darker skin tones, it can affect anyone. Understanding the underlying causes and triggers is the first step towards effective management.

Causes of hyperpigmentation:
  • Acne and pimples
  • Eczema, psoriasis, and other skin conditions
  • Injuries, such as cuts or burns
  • Invasive skincare treatments if not done correctly
  • Genetic factors
Understanding pigmentation: Active vs. Passive Types:

Pigmentation can be broadly categorized into active and passive types, each influenced by different factors and presenting distinct characteristics:

Active Hyperpigmentation: Triggered by factors like sunlight exposure and hormonal imbalances, these pigmented lesions, including melasma and sunspots, are dynamic and responsive to environmental changes.

Passive Hyperpigmentation: Stable and less influenced by external factors, passive pigmentation like freckles and age spots reflects long-term changes in the skin, often with a genetic component.

Common Pigmentary Disorders And Their Characteristics

1. Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH)

Causes: This condition arises following skin inflammation.

Group: Everyone

Affected areas: Areas of prior inflammation.

Appearance: Can range from light brown to black, often associated with acne or eczema.

PIH can lead to uneven skin tone and texture, often causing distress and affecting self-esteem. It’s more than a cosmetic concern; it’s a condition that can deeply impact one’s emotional and social life.

2. Freckles

Causes: Genetics play a significant role, though sun exposure can
exacerbate their appearance.

Group: Primarily found in individuals with lighter skin tones

Affected areas: Pose or cheeks.

Appearance: Small, scattered spots.

3. Melasma / Chloasma

Causes: Often linked to hormonal changes and sun exposure.

Group: Primarily affecting women.

Affected areas: Cheekbones, nose, around mouth, chest, or forehead.

Appearance: Melasma presents as symmetrical, butterfly-shaped

4. Acquired Dermal Melanocytosis (ADM)

Causes: Congenital, use of poor-quality skin care products, individuals with ovarian dysfunction or gynecological diseases.

Group: Women aged 25 to 45 years old.

Affected areas: Temples, cheeks.

Appearance: Characterized by brown or dark brown spot clusters, ADM is a dermal pigmentation disorder, often confused with freckles or melasma.

5. Sunspots

Causes: Resulting from prolonged sun exposure.

Group: Individuals having excess sun exposure over time.

Affected areas: Predominantly on sun-exposed areas of the skin.

Appearance: These epidermal spots manifest as small brown or black dots.

6. Age Spots

Causes: Resulting from prolonged sun exposure.

Group: Middle-aged and elderly individuals.

Affected areas: Commonly found in sun-exposed areas.

Appearance: Also known as seborrheic keratosis, these spots are
indicative of the skin’s aging process. Dark brown, black or grey with irregular shapes or patches on the skin. Smooth, different sizes and with clear edges, may fade over time.

Advanced Treatments For PIH At Our Clinic

We believe in a personalized approach to treating hyperpigmentation, employing the latest advancements in dermatology and skin care technology. Our treatments are combined and personalised for each patient, for more effective results we also recommend products you can purchase from us to use at home.

Chemical Peels: Specially formulated peels to exfoliate the top layer of skin, promoting new cell growth and reducing pigmentation.

Laser Therapy: Precision lasers target pigmented cells without harming surrounding tissue, effectively lightening dark spots.

Microneedling: This treatment stimulates collagen production, helping to repair and rejuvenate the skin, reducing the appearance of PIH.

Personalised Treatments: Personally tested and chosen medical grade cutting-edge products formulated to lighten hyperpigmentation and improve skin health.

Vitamin C

Precision lasers target pigmented cells without harming surrounding tissue, effectively lightening dark spots.

Intravenous injections

Personally tested and chosen medical grade cutting-edge products formulated to lighten hyperpigmentation and improve skin health.

Why Choose Us?

Our clinic is at the forefront of cosmetic dermatology, with a team of experienced professionals dedicated to providing personalized care. We understand the intricacies of skin types and conditions, ensuring that our treatments are safe, effective, and tailored to your unique needs.

Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation can be a persistent and troubling condition, but with the right approach, it’s manageable. Our clinic offers a range of advanced treatments designed to restore your skin’s natural beauty and confidence. Schedule a FREE consultation with our experts today to embark on your journey to clearer, brighter skin.

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