What causes Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation in skin is caused by an increase in melanin - a substance of the body that is responsible for the pigment of our skin. Certain conditions can trigger Hyperpigmentation and it can occur through various stages in life. 

The most common way to change skin pigmentation is through sun tanning, and exposure to sunlight which causes an increase in melanin. The opposite of Hyperpigmentation is the skin condition called Hypopigmentation, which is the reduction of melanin. Further skin classifications for this are Vitiligo and Albinism.

Hyperpigmentation can also be caused by antibiotics and various prescription drugs. 

How can mci cosmetic help?

Fractional for Skin Resurfacing - Using Venus Viva for skin resurfacing that corrects and improves uneven skin pigmentation. 

Click here for a video showing the before and after Fractional treatment and how it works. 

Photo Facials can help reduce sun damage, uneven skin tone and discolouration. There is no downtime for this Venus Versa treatment.

Click here for a video of the before and after Venus Versa photo facial treatment.

Vivier Hyperpigmentation Kit - a take home kit that can help reduce the appearance of uneven skin tone.

Vivier Chemical Peel - helps to remove dead skin cells and excess oil clogged pores. Can be done in-clinic or as a take home product

Have more questions? Contact us or call 905 856 2100 press 205 to set up your free consultation today! 

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