Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation
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Ask the Experts
Pigmentation and Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation – PIH is a common problem in dark skin types.
Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is a frequently encountered problem and represents the sequelae of various skin related disorders as well as therapeutic interventions. This acquired excess of pigment can be attributed to various preceding disease processes that affect the skin such as infections, allergic reactions, mechanical injuries, reactions to medications, phototoxic eruptions, trauma (eg, burns), and inflammatory diseases (eg, lichen planus, lupus erythematosus, atopic dermatitis).
Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation can also be seen following treatment with a number of electromagnetic devices such as ultrasound, radiofrequency, lasers, light-emitting diodes, and visible light, as well as secondary to microdermabrasion.
People with darker skin tones are prone to certain skin problems. One of the most common is hyperpigmentation, or dark spots. These spots are caused by an insult to deeply pigmented skin, such as acne, a cut, or a disorder such as psoriasis
1- Superficial peels.
At Refresh we have different kinds of Biomedical superficial peels on offer which improve pigmentation. With a series of peels you can quickly achieve substantial improvement in the uneven pigmentation, while making your skin look and feel softer, smoother, and more radiant. Please see our peel chart which indicates which peels can be done on your skin type.
Transdermal Mesotherapy with prescription brightening products done straight after our peels improves the final result by removing deep dermal pigment.
Cosmelan and Dermamelan mask treatments by Mesoaesthetics
(https://www.mesoestetic.co.za/product/cosmelan/) together with the home maintenance products offer superior results for resistant pigmentation.
Our Brightening Intravenous infusions (IV therapy) with brightening antioxidants such as glutathione which work intracellularly to remove resistant pigment. An overall lighter and even skin tone can be expected. Our IV therapy (drips) include Azania IV, Selflove IV, Rifumo glow IV & Yanga glow IV (link to the products)
DarkSpots Kojic Acid Peel
Dermamelan Depigmentation at a Glance