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Pigmentation is a word that can be used to describe a number of topical skin conditions that result in skin discoloration, most commonly sun exposure and hormonal changes. Patients with hyperpigmentation often face symptoms of uneven skin tone, brown blotchy areas, and dark spots and age spots.

When faced with hyperpigmentation, there are many treatment options for you to consider at Pinski Dermatology Chicago. Below are four options that we encourage at Pinski, but if you have any questions about alternative options, feel free to contact our Chicago dermatology office.

Topical Lightening Treatments

Lightening treatments are at-home topical remedies that work to lighten discoloration and even skin tone. Products including DCL AHA Lightening Gel and Glytone 4% Sunvanish Bleach Cream contain hydroquinone to lighten dark patches, while patients with more sensitive skin types may opt for gentler products — such as Skinceuticals Redness Neutralizer or SkinMedica Lytera — that are non-hydroquinone.

DermaSweep with Hyperpigmentation Infusion

DermaSweep is a micro-resurfacing treatment that helps improve micro-circulation and lymphatic drainage. Using an antioxidant-rich formulation containing Vitamin C and Kojic, DermaSweep results in brighter, more radiant skin.

TCA Chemical Peel

A chemical peel is an acid solution that is applied topically to the skin, exfoliating dead skin cells and improving tone and texture and cell turnover rate. TCA chemical peels are formulated with trichloroacetic acid (TCA) which can help with sun damaged skin, age spots, and fine lines and wrinkles, and even acne.

Permea Laser Treatment

Laser treatments can not only help with pigmentation, redness, and dilated blood vessels, but they can also remedy facial scars and fine lines and wrinkles with fast results and minimal downtime. To see if laser therapy is right for you, schedule a consultation at Pinski’s Chicago location.

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