Hyperpigmentation

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PRP for Hyperpigmentation

What is hyperpigmentation?

This typically occurs when areas of skin produce more melanin (the pigment that gives skin its colour), causing darker patches surrounded by lighter ones. Hyperpigmentation usually darkens with age, with areas of uneven skin tone becoming more prominent over time.

NOTE: There is a myth that microneedling actually causes hyperpigmentation. The underlying cause of hyperpigmentation is usually trauma, and as a result, the skin becomes hyper inflamed. It is the hyper inflammation which causes in the change in skin pigmentation.

Hyperpigmentation after microneedling is caused when unskilled technicians inflict trauma on the skin through flawed technique, resulting in hyper inflammation, and the use of certain chemicals that may increase the risk of hyperpigmentation occurring.

Skinsmith Clinic staff are highly skilled in the correct techniques for microneedling and use high quality microneedling tools to ensure positive results. The Skinsmith Clinic specialises in microneedling with PRP – making use of the body’s own natural healing properties, and decreasing inflammation without any risky side-effects.


What causes hyperpigmentation?

While there are a number of factors that can contribute towards an increased risk of hyperpigmentation, the cause is usually due to a combination of these factors.

Risk factors include:

  • Sun exposure
  • Hormones
  • Genetics
  • Smoking
  • Certain skincare products
  • Photosensitizing medications
  • Skin inflammation (due to eczema, lupus)
  • Injuries can also cause hyperpigmentation

Microneedling with PRP to treat hyperpigmentation

Microneedling with PRP has been shown to be one of the most effective treatments of skin pigmentation issues on the market today. It is chemical-free and encourages your body to use its own healing properties to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation on the skin.

After an initial evaluation, The Skinsmith Clinic will put together a bespoke treatment plan to target hyperpigmented areas on the skin. This will require around 4 to 6 sessions, with a month or two between each one. Although it may be a lengthy process, the results speak for themselves.

Studies have shown that microneedling regulates and normalises pigment formation, and helps to significantly reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation on all areas of the body.

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