Skin treatments make a mark on treating hyperpigmentation
17 September 2013
Hyperpigmentation can be effectively treated using a range of light therapy treatments, of which intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments are among the most proven. That's according to leading wedsite News-medical.net, which says the condition is most commonly brought on by excessive sun exposure among people with darker complexions, and is a direct result of the skin producing too much melanin a pigment which is also responsible for creating the colour in hair, eyes and skin. It also says that ultra-violet light is considered the main trigger of hyperpigmentation, but exposure to excessive direct sunlight can heighten other underlying causes of the condition, including, but not limited to, the following: - Higher levels of hormones known to stimulate melanin production - Excessive skin colouring brought on as a result of the body's insulin resistance - Melasma and linea nigra, both instances where hyperpigmentation makes itself apparent during pregnancy - Coeliac disease, a condition of the small intestine which is aggravated by eating too much gluten in foods - Fungal infections such as ringworm, and - Haemochromatosis a common genetic disorder resulting from an excess of iron in the body. The primary treatment for any instance of hyperpigmentation is to stay out of the sun and always wear SPF protectant, however, skin peels, such as Obagi treatment, are also proven to be effective in such instances, delivering great results.